England, Leicestershire and Rutland Parish Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Leicestershire & Rutland, England
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Record Description
Record Type Parish Registers
Collection years 1533-1991
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains parish registers from Leicestershire and Rutland from 1538 to 1900. The records can contain name, birth date, marriage date, death date, birthplace, parents, etc. The records were captured at the Record Office for Leicestershire and Rutland Archive.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptism

  • Baptism date
  • Child’s name
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ residence
  • Parents’ profession

Marriage

  • Marriage date
  • Bride and Groom’s names
  • Location of marriage
  • Names of witnesses

Burial

  • Burial date
  • Deceased’s name
  • Deceased’s residence
  • Deceased’s profession

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event
  • Approximate age of the person

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area
  • Continue to search in the same area for more information on the individual and family members

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variants of given names and surnames. It was not uncommon for an individual to be listed under a nickname, middle name, or abbreviation of their given name
  • Baptism date may have occurred much later than the birth date
  • Burial date may be much later than the death date
  • A woman may be using her maiden name
  • Search the records of nearby locations

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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Leicestershire.

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