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Potty Report 27 Apr 2013 11:16

Elaine, try this:
or just google freereg

Or go to the links page on lancs-opc which also gives links to other opc sites,


mgnv Report 28 Apr 2013 08:27

Have just noticed that FMP has some Cheshire parish registers online - not all of them yet. I presume GR will follow up on this and add them sometime too.


Elaine Report 15 May 2013 10:29

Thnx Potty and mgnv....I might be a bit biased,being a Lancashire woman,but I do find the Lancs OPC the best! Lol ;-)


Cynthia Report 15 May 2013 10:40

If ever you find yourself with relatives from the Medway area, the Medway City Ark archives are superb and free!

Maybe they are not as easy to navigate as Lancs opc, but the actual record is online and it's very moving to see your ancestor's signature or mark and any odd quirky comments the clergy may have added. Brilliant site. Cx :-)


Elaine Report 15 May 2013 11:06

Where is Medway,Cynthia? My geography is atrocious!


Cynthia Report 15 May 2013 13:03

It's part of Kent Elaine. Kent is divided into different areas. Medway encompasses the towns which lie around the Medway River........Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham etc.



Elaine Report 15 May 2013 17:21

ok..thnx,C....dont think i have anyone from down there....biggest part of mine are Lancs...mostly pitmen and railway workers.


Elaine Report 21 Sep 2013 09:38

Some good tips on using Google,to help with Genealogy,in this issue.........................................


MarieCeleste Report 21 Sep 2013 20:30

Elaine if I may offer a tip - try when you have a very long URL to copy and paste. That site shortens the URL so it doesn't s-t-r-e-t-c-h the page!

This is how your link above comes out after being shortened -


Elaine Report 24 Sep 2013 01:06

so,how do i use that MC,please?
I often think the links are very long!