Monday, February 29, 2016

Suffolk Marriages Update

Following on from the blogs Happy Valentine's Day and Suffolk Baptisms and Marriages, we confirm that the Suffolk marriages have now all been included into the  
PA(R)S(K)(E)(QUE) database.

Suffolk Marriage Index

As mentioned in the previous blog, the transcription consists of tens of thousands of entries, between 1536 and 1902, and covering over 433 out of approximately 500 parishes of the County of Suffolk. We found 100 marriages, that were distributed amongst the family groups:
02-1 Suffolk    11
02-2 Suffolk    24
06 Suffolk         5
06a Suffolk       1
08 Suffolk         1
09 Suffolk         6
26 Suffolk         7
35 Suffolk         1
55 Suffolk         1
56 Suffolk         1
Not Known      42

Boyd's Marriage Index (Suffolk)

Of the 396 marriages found in the Boyd's Marriage Index, 230 were in Suffolk. These included 31, kindly provided by Sam Hammond. Also several of them were duplicates of the Suffolk Marriage Index. These were distributed amongst the family groups: 
02-Suffolk        2
02-1 Suffolk     3
02-2 Suffolk    22
06 Suffolk         8
06a Suffolk       1
08 Suffolk         1
26 Suffolk         5
29 Suffolk         1
35 Suffolk         1
55 Suffolk         1
56 Suffolk         1
Not Known    184
The 'Not Known' in the Suffolk Marriage Index, and the Boyd's Marriage Index have been included into the database, and now have an icon indicating that the record was in Suffolk, but not yet assigned to a family chart. Similarily, there are now 'Not Known' icons for other counties.

All these new records have been included in a website update today, making it the largest update we have done. 295 new narratives have been added. There are now a total of 11,573 detailed narratives available on the website and 18,633 (297 new) people in our database.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated on February 14, all over the world. The day is an occasion in which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, and sending greeting cards. 

Yesterday, we received a list of people who undoubtedly expressed their love for each other. Sam Hammond provided us with a list of 31 Suffolk marriages from Boyd's Marriage Index, ranging from 1653 to 1750. 

Today, we will be including these in our database, together with the 100 Suffolk marriages mentioned in the previous blog Suffolk Baptisms and Marriages.

Many thanks Sam for your efforts - it is very much appreciated.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Norfolk Parish Records

Yesterday, Find My Past included in their records Norfolk Baptism, Marriages, and Burials. 

Each record not only gives a transcript of the details found in the records, but also a great bonus of the original image of the parish register.

We found, and have compiled a spreadsheet of :

Baptisms      20
Marriages       7
Burials         22
Many of the records were for 1600-1700, and not yet included in our database. 

If you have PASK ancestors that lived in London, during this period, do contact us and we will provide more details.