Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Shropshire extracted Anglican parish registers on Ancestry

The following collection has been added to Ancestry (

Shropshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1812
Source: Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records.

This database is a collection of historical parish records from Shropshire, England. The 1,450,900 records in this collection can range in date from the early 1500s to the mid- to late-1800s. Some non-parish records may be included from as early as the twelfth century. Parish records--primarily baptisms, marriages, and burials--provide the best source of vital record information in the centuries before civil registration. The records include baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists, wills, and other miscellaneous types of records. Also included are some records from non-conformist churches. All of the data was converted as it was originally presented in various published registers and books. For this reason, you will find interesting phonetic spellings and large descriptive tables of contents.

The collection page has a detailed list of parishes for which this collection applies, which is fairly substantial, but does not provide info on the published works from which the records were extracted.


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