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GR's new Baptism collection

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mgnv Report 11 Jun 2013 19:03

Re SinC's query: How do the Baptisms compare with those available for free on familysearch?

I think it's pretty hit or miss if the GR record's in FS's main series "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

I searched up in "Northumberland and Durham Baptisms" for Elizabeth Thirlaway. Got 9 hits (incl 1 for Betty). FS gets just one of those hits (transcribed thrice) - there were no images here, just transcriptions.
The hit I got was for 24/2/1833 at St. Bartholomew Longbenton (FS doesn't name the church on any transcription). I know thee are (unindexed) Durham BT images on FS for Longbenton, but they only run 1762-1830 online.

I also tried one of FS's Welsh series:
Here's an Anglesey baptism on GR:
The transcription's on FS, but the image links to FMP - GR has an image too.

My guess is that TF's right in her response.


mgnv Report 11 Jun 2013 20:32

Re RR's 1881: She can actually see a bit more than she posted, specifically she omitted:
Registration District KENSINGTON
Archive Reference RG11 Piece Number 22 Folio 20 Page 33

You used to be able to search by census ref on GR, but this seems to be gone now, so using FMP's
gets me all the names on the page, then clicking on Thos gives the whole h/h:

Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation
Disability Where born Image
CASSON, Henry Head Married M 51 1830 Barrister In Actual Practice
Manchester, Lancashire VIEW
FISHLOCK, Thomas Servant Single M 22 1859 Footman Dom Serv
Orchest St Mary, Wiltshire VIEW

as does an FMP search for Thos by name - however neither of those give the location details, so not too satisfactory, but it is handy to be able to C & P the whole h/h for free..

FS gives:
This is better, but I still have to click on every name to get their marital status and occup, then C & P that in.

Ancestry allows one to see the whole h/h, but initially just the names & ages.
I can "View others on page" and see the h/h's pob & relationship, and hover over the "View Record" link to see marital status & occupation - I usually just type this in myself, but if it's a long occup, I'll click on him and C & P that. Still a fair bit of editting.

None of them are ideal - best is FreeCEN - but they've only got most of Cornwall and Caithness done in 1881.


MarieCeleste Report 11 Jun 2013 20:35

Good grief mgnv - I got married at St Bartholomews!! It was a little after 1833, though.


Gins Report 11 Jun 2013 20:43


I find it much easier to sub to a site!


Reggie Report 11 Jun 2013 22:27

The wine offer is one which can be had virtually's just GR getting more advertising revenue.

I would think the 'new' records are all going to have to be paid for................and are already available on FMP, which is after all owned by the same group as GR

The majority of them can probably also be found on the FREE familysearch site


mgnv Report 12 Jun 2013 00:22

MC - I had 2 aunts moved near the church, one to Goathland Ave just to E, and the other to Northumberland Ave, just to W. No marrs there, though - I had 5 aunts wed more into town - Byker/Heaton. I think one wed at St Silas Byker, abt 5km away, where my gran also wed.