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parish register

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(Ecclesiastical Terms) a book in which the births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths in a parish are recorded
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It is not their names that recur in the parish register.
He soon recovered the effects of his attachment, for we find his name in the parish register, as a witness to the marriage of Maria Lobbs to her cousin; and it also appears, by reference to other documents, that on the night of the wedding he was incarcerated in the village cage, for having, in a state of extreme intoxication, committed sundry excesses in the streets, in all of which he was aided and abetted by the bony apprentice with the thin legs.
I could not but think - as I looked at these feeble and tremulous productions of hands which could draw the longest arrow to the head in a stout elk-horn bow, or split a bead or feather with a rifle- ball - of Crabbe's musings over the Parish Register, and the irregular scratches made with a pen, by men who would plough a lengthy furrow straight from end to end.
There will also be the opportunity for visitors to trace their ancestors, as copies of the Roath Parish Registers of births, marriages and deaths dating from 1731 will be on display.
There are parish registers held at Warwick Records Office and microfilm at Coventry Archives in Bayley Lane in the city centre.
Staffordshire parish registers giving details of baptisms, marriages and burials are kept in record offices at Lichfield and Stafford.
From the parish registers for 1658-1880, Medick has reconstituted 2,594 marriages and is able to link these to the inventories to recreate the multi-generational material histories of individual families.
PARISH registers are a major source for the family historian - in fact, prior to 1837 and the advent of civil registration, they are THE major source for discovering births, marriages and deaths.
People can use a computer to access census records from 1841 to 1901, indexes to births, marriages and deaths from 1837 to 2004 for all England and Wales and some parish registers.
There is also an exhibition to go with the family tree advice, with pictures of old Glamorgan, parish registers, monumental inscriptions and census returns, as well as a bookstall.
Rare documents within the archives include deeds to Warwick Castle, 15th century parish registers and details about the county's ancient lunatic asylums.
org) - particularly useful for British researchers looking for dates held in parish registers before 1837 (the year national civil records began).