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Findmypast "Lancashire Collection"
« on: Friday 27 July 18 09:25 BST (UK) »
I noticed an email from Findmypast to say they have added Lancashire baptisms, marriages and burials.

Does anyone know if this is just the selection of registers (just the microfilmed ones, I think) that Ancestry has had for ages, or have findmypast been to Lancashire Archives to scan registers that Ancestry doesn't have?

Apologies if this has been asked already: I did look, but couldn't see any posts on this board.
Lancashire: Stevenson, Wild, Holden, Jepson
Worcs/Staffs: Steventon, Smith
East London & Suffolk: Guest, Scrutton
East London: Palfreman (prev Tyneside), Bissell, Collis, Dearlove, Ettridge
Herts: Camac, Collis, Mason, Dorrington, Siggens
Marylebone & Sussex: Cole
London & Huntingdonshire: Freeman
Bowland: Marsden, Noble
Shropshire: Guest

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Re: Findmypast "Lancashire Collection"
« Reply #1 on: Friday 27 July 18 09:29 BST (UK) »
If you go to the A to Z list type in Lancashire and it will show you just what they have.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Findmypast "Lancashire Collection"
« Reply #2 on: Friday 27 July 18 09:53 BST (UK) »
If you go to the A to Z list type in Lancashire and it will show you just what they have.

Thanks.  Yes I know that, and I did that, and it looks similar to Ancestry's selection, which I think (but am willing to be corrected) is largely the registers at Lancashire Archives that have been microfilmed (mainly by LDS a few decades ago). I've not specifically checked for a while, but originally Ancestry didn't have any of the registers that are only on microfiche or uncopied at LA.

 I was wondering if there are any new-to-the-internet records, in the same way that FindMyPast's Manchester Collection contains lots of newly scanned (they were new when FindMyPast released them) records.
Lancashire: Stevenson, Wild, Holden, Jepson
Worcs/Staffs: Steventon, Smith
East London & Suffolk: Guest, Scrutton
East London: Palfreman (prev Tyneside), Bissell, Collis, Dearlove, Ettridge
Herts: Camac, Collis, Mason, Dorrington, Siggens
Marylebone & Sussex: Cole
London & Huntingdonshire: Freeman
Bowland: Marsden, Noble
Shropshire: Guest

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Re: Findmypast "Lancashire Collection"
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Re: Findmypast "Lancashire Collection"
« Reply #4 on: Friday 27 July 18 14:22 BST (UK) »
Aulus -- you possibly know this -- but just in case you don't -- some registers of what I consider to be Lancashire are on Ancestry under their Manchester collection. (Not the cathedral -- just within the ordinary Manchester baptisms, marriages and burials).

Such places as;
Bolton and surrounding areas
Bury and surrounding areas, including Tottington)
Rossendale parishes (Goodshaw, Newchurch, Waterfoot for example)
Rochdale and areas including Heywood and Norden.

My apologies if you knew this -- but I thought it better to be safe than sorry!
Places of interest;
Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Southern Ireland, Scotland.

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Re: Findmypast "Lancashire Collection"
« Reply #5 on: Friday 27 July 18 21:28 BST (UK) »
Answering my own question, in case anyone's interested.

I asked Lancashire Archives, who confirmed that the Findmypast collection does include some additional material over what's on Ancestry, scanned from some of LA's more recent microfilms.

So it will be a matter of adding Findmypast to the list of sites to check for those harder to find people.
Lancashire: Stevenson, Wild, Holden, Jepson
Worcs/Staffs: Steventon, Smith
East London & Suffolk: Guest, Scrutton
East London: Palfreman (prev Tyneside), Bissell, Collis, Dearlove, Ettridge
Herts: Camac, Collis, Mason, Dorrington, Siggens
Marylebone & Sussex: Cole
London & Huntingdonshire: Freeman
Bowland: Marsden, Noble
Shropshire: Guest

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Re: Findmypast "Lancashire Collection"
« Reply #6 on: Friday 27 July 18 21:29 BST (UK) »
Rossendale in the Manchester collection? How dare they!
Seriously, thanks for that information.
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Re: Findmypast "Lancashire Collection"
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 28 July 18 09:27 BST (UK) »
Maiden Stone --- Yes I know, that's how I feel about those --- AND the others actually -- it's an insult -- Manchester are taking over my county!
Places of interest;
Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Southern Ireland, Scotland.

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Re: Findmypast "Lancashire Collection"
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 28 July 18 14:39 BST (UK) »
It seems likely that these ‘new’ Lancs data are taken from the printed volumes produced over many years by the Lancashire Parish Register Society.  They cover many but not all of the ancient parishes, and are transcriptions, not images, from original registers, with notes made by the transcribers.
Big libraries in the county should have a set of these books, in local or-reference sections.
Can anyone confirm this?
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