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Church records are parish, chapel, or congregation registers created by church authorities. They contain baptisms or christenings, marriages, and burials. In these records you may find names and dates and places of births or christenings, marriages, and burials. In the absence of a birth date, use a christening or baptism date.
For further information, go to [[England Civil Registration|England Church Records]]. Also go to the Wiki pages for a county and for a parish of interest and the topic of Church Records.
==== 3. Census: Census ====
Probate records are court records dealing with the distribution of a person's estate after death. Before January 1858, Church of England courts had the responsibility to prove wills and other probate records. In these records you may find names and relationships. Probate records include wills, testaments, administrations (admons), inventories, codicils, act books, and bonds. 
For more information, go to [[England Probate Records|England Probate Records]]. Also go to the Wiki page for a county of interest and the topic of Probate Records.
==== 7. Probate Records, 1858 to Present: Probate records ====
Probate records are court records dealing with the distribution of a person's estate after death. Beginning in January 1858, government courts had the responsibility to prove wills and other probate records. In these records you may find names and relationships. <br>Probate records include wills, administrations (admons), and inventories. <br>
For more information, go to [[England Probate Records|England Probate Records]]. Also go to the Wiki page for the [[Principal_Probate_RegistryPrincipal Probate Registry|Principal Probate Registry]].
==== 8. Newspapers: Newspapers ====
For further information, go to [[England Court Records|England Court Records]]. Also&nbsp;go to the Wiki page for a county of interest and the topic of Court Records.<br><br><br><br><br>&nbsp;<br>
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