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Suffolk / Re: Suffolk parish registers to go online?
« on: Wednesday 12 January 22 20:43 GMT (UK)  »
A Likely Game Changer

At the recent online Really Useful Show there was a presentation by Atlantic Geomatics that explained how, over the next seven years, as an agreement with the Church Of England, in collaboration with My Heritage and FamilySearch ...

"we will photograph all the memorials, scan all the parish registers and create a digital index of the records in the registers baptisms, marriages and burials."

Yes, you read that right. If the appropriate permissions are forthcoming FamilySearch will be scanning all Church Of England parish registers in England, including Suffolk, and make those high quality colour digital images available online. And indexed transcriptions too. It is not clear yet whether the images will be available on My Heritage or FamilySearch or both. My guess would be only on My Heritage?

As the project progresses it may be the case that non-conformist registers might be included too.

Here is an example.

Thanks for this. Very interesting.

I would think the name Maria or Mary might be common among Catholics, eg. Mary, Queen of Scots.


Ooo, I've got loads of them. But, I just assumed most British Isles families would have, tbh - Catholic and non-Catholic?.

Lots of Marys and some Marias in my family and my husband's family and they were C of E or even dissenters.

Suffolk / Re: Suffolk parish registers to go online?
« on: Monday 28 October 19 10:05 GMT (UK)  »
At the RootsTech London conference last week I spoke to the FamilySearch person in charge of liasing with UK county record offices to digitise their collections.

He said that FamilySearch digitise record office collections, including parish registers, for Ancestry and Findmypast for free. And work with them to index those collections. FamilySearch digitise more county record office collections than Ancestry and Findmypast are currently interested in.

He said that he is in discussions with Kate Chantry of Suffolk Record Office to digitise their collections for free, but no decisions have been made yet. SRO would be able to moneytise those images when they decide on which platform to use to provide access to those images online.

All in all I was encouraged by what I heard.

Sounds hopeful, thanks.

Essex / Re: Essex Record Office collaboration with Ancestry
« on: Tuesday 11 June 19 18:53 BST (UK)  »
This will be very useful for me as I have RSI and combing the SEAX parish records with no index has caused me a lot of pain in the past.  Worth getting another subscription now.

The Common Room / Re: Query about C16th bequests
« on: Tuesday 01 January 19 21:46 GMT (UK)  »
I have this in my husband's family.  The man died in the year 1500; in his Will he left money to all the Churches in the parishes in which he later went on to state that he owned land.

The Lighter Side / Re: If you could shout at someone from the past....
« on: Saturday 29 December 18 15:46 GMT (UK)  »
I would politely ask my Great Grandmother if she could please pass on through the generations the story of her birth and life in India and her Indian/British ancestors, nothing of which is known to us.

The Lighter Side / Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« on: Wednesday 18 October 17 21:10 BST (UK)  »
...After watching the Poldark series on TV you buy the first of the books in order to find out more about the history of the Poldark family. A fictitious family!  :o ;D

Suffolk / Re: HEVENINGHAM family from 1400 to 1550
« on: Monday 02 October 17 16:59 BST (UK)  »
Thank you sdbadger!  :)

Suffolk / Re: HEVENINGHAM family from 1400 to 1550
« on: Saturday 30 September 17 18:18 BST (UK)  »
Do you have additional information on George HEVENINGHAM and his family? I do not have a daughter Alice for George who died ca 1538.

I have two daughters for him, Margaret and Anne, and that his wife was Elynor UNKNOWN.

I descend from Margaret who married Jasper PHESANT in 1531.

I read your post with interest.  In my husband's tree I have a Margery Launce mentioned in an old document as being married to "one Feasant".  They would have been married in the late 1400s.  He possibly either lived in or came from Fressingfield.  Do you know anything about the early history of this family or know of any good sources?

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