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British Civil Registration / Tom Wood

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The civil registers are amongst the first sources that the family historian will need to check. They appear to be easy to use - but appearacnes may be deceptinve, and it pays to be aware of how they were compiled. Wood provides a detailed account of the registers and indexes, and his text should be read by alllfamily historians. 2nd edition, 2000.

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Cambridgeshire National Index of Parish Registers

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Every family historian needs to know what parish registers, bishops' transcripts, and nonconformist registers are available. This volume provides the authoritative and most detailed listing available. It indicates where they can be found, and also what copies and transcripts are available.

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Catholic Ancestor Volume 04 Number 6 / November 1993

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  • The Boundaries Of The Saffron Hill Mission c1842
  • An Item In The Westminster Diocesan Archives
  • Catholic Royalists At The Siege Of Basing House
  • The Pendrills
  • Review: The Recusant Historian's Handbook
  • 'Only A Novel' - Fiction And The Catholic Reader 1800-1870
  • The Smiths, Yeoman Farmers
  • Review: Through Twenty Preston Guilds: The Catholic Congregation Of St Wilfrid's Preston
  • Review: Polish Roots
  • The Barrows Of Hinxhill, Kent: An Invisible Recusant Family
  • McManus Family History Society
  • International Standard Serial Number
  • Review: The Roman Catholic Mission And Chapel, Osgodby, Lincolnshire

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CD 21 Poor Law in Wiltshire

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CD 21 Poor Law in Wiltshire - Click for large image
We have provided a free name index to this product, as a pdf file, which can be viewed, downloaded, copied and printed. The index can be accessed through a link in the publications page on our website: www.wiltshirefhs.co.uk/index.php/publications.

The idea of settlement was a simple concept – that every person had a place of settlement, a parish where they were entitled to receive assistance, should they require it. There were very specific rules about how a settlement could be gained, which were set out in what has become known as the Act of Settlement of 1662, but was in point of fact an ‘Act for the Better Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom’. It was enacted when many parishes were finding themselves under pressure and needed stronger powers to rid themselves of unwanted migrants. These were uncertain times, when unemployment, sickness or the death of a family’s breadwinner could occur at any time. Most families faced the threat of poverty and reliance on the parish to avoid starvation, and it was vital for them to ensure that they had a legal settlement in the parish in which they lived.
The settlement laws generated a lot of paperwork. There were three main types of record – removal orders, settlement certificates and settlement examinations. Magistrates issued a removal order if they believed that a person or family needed – or were likely to need – relief, but had no right to settle in the parish. The removal order directed that a person or family be returned to their place of legal settlement. The parish constable would escort them to the parish boundary and hand them into the custody of the next parish
constable, and the process continued until they reached their destination.
The settlement certificate, which may reveal relationships between family members and families’ links with particular places, came into being when an Act of 1697 tried to encourage a little more mobility of labour than had been possible since the 1662 Act. The new system operated as a kind of guarantee; overseers were now allowed to give papers to parishioners who were seeking work in another parish certifying that they would be accepted back in the event that they later needed relief.
The settlement examination is usually by far the most useful settlement document for the family historian. They were produced when magistrates examined people, on oath, as to their place of settlement. Examinations often include ages, and much other useful information, such as birthplaces, places of marriage, ages of children, apprenticeship and employment details. They explode the old notion that our ancestors seldom strayed beyond the confines of their own parishes, doing the same jobs all their lives. It is also illuminating
to see how many men examined by the magistrates had served in the armed forces at some stage in their lives. They have been described as ‘mini biographies of the poor’ and – where these records have survived – they can give us an insight into the experience of ordinary people in the past, which few other sources can rival.

This publication is also available as a book, through Lulu Publications. To order visit www.lulu.com/spotlight/WiltshireFHS.

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The transcripts are presented in a public domain format (pdf) file which can be read by the program Adobe Acrobat Reader or any other program that will read pdf files.
Searching can be undertaken by using the built in Adobe Reader search facility. Windows users can use bookmarks to drill down to individual index entries or to the nearest year for events in the transcripts. For Apple Mac users the file should open in Preview. Click the View button and select Table of Contents.
The ability to print has been disabled but copying has not.
As with any transcript users are advised to consult the original material, which is at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre – www.wshc.eu.
Please inform Wiltshire FHS of any errors or omissions, either by writing to Wiltshire FHS Publications, Unit 3, Bath Road Business Centre, Devizes SN10 1XA or emailing [email protected]

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Channel Islands and the Isle of Man National Index of Parish Registers

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Every family historian needs to know what parish registers, bishops' transcripts, and nonconformist registers are available. This volume provides the authoritative and most detailed listing available. It indicates where they can be found, and also what copies and transcripts are available

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Cornwall National Index of Parish Registers

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Every family historian needs to know what parish registers, bishops' transcripts, and nonconformist registers are available. This volume provides the authoritative and most detailed listing available. It indicates where they can be found, and also what copies and transcripts are available.

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Derbyshire National Index of Parish Registers

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Every family historian needs to know what parish registers, bishops' transcripts, and nonconformist registers are available. This volume provides the authoritative and most detailed listing available. It indicates where they can be found, and also what copies and transcripts are available.

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Dewsbury Moot Hall, Account Rolls, and Court Roll

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Dewsbury Moot Hall, Account Rolls, and Court Roll - Click for large image
Edited by S.J. Chadwick.
Published in 1911.
A brief history of Dewsbury Moot Hall plus the Account Rolls of Dewsbury Rectory for the years 1348-1356 and an Abstract of the earliest remaining Court Roll of the Rectory Manor of Dewsbury. Also includes two early plans of Dewsbury.
Useful for the local and family historian.
Machine Searchable.
A digital version of the original book, in PDF format.
Viewable on any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader

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ECA Journal Volume 1 Number 5 / Autumn 1985

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  • Ecumenical ECA
  • Catholic Ancestors In Official Records - Part 3
  • The Coventry Mass House
  • The Catholic Ancestry Of The Caley Family
  • The Countess Mary Migliorucci (1678-1742)
  • The Family Of Anne, (of Burgwallis, East Riding of Yorkshire)
  • The English Seminary, Bruges 1858-1873
  • Review: English And Welsh Priests 1558-1800
  • Review: The Dictionary Of Genealogy
  • Review: The Family Historian's Enquire Within
  • Review: Computers For Family History - An Introduction

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Essex National Index of Parish Registers

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Every family historian needs to know what parish registers, bishops' transcripts, and nonconformist registers are available. This volume provides the authoritative and most detailed listing available. It indicates where they can be found, and also what copies and transcripts are available.

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