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Online Searchable Databases
This is the progress
of transcriptions underway and uploaded to the
online searchable databases:
St George in the East ,1815-1826, baptisms, 9,600
entries. Approx 93% completed. Estimated completion
date is now end of August.Don't worry, we're nearly
All Saints, Poplar 1813-1835, baptisms, approx
8,000 entries. This transcription follows on from
the earlier 1835-1857 volume previously transcribed.Approx.
86% complete. Completion expected by end of August
St Dunstan, Stepney, baptisms, 1816-1826, approx
11,000 entries. First 1000 entries are now live.
St Thomas, Stepney 1840-1876 , baptisms has now
St Mary Whitechapel is our next baptisms transcription,
followed by our first marriage transcription,
St Thomas Stepney 1840-1850
Incidentally, we upload entries usually during
the first week of each month. Approx 3,000 entries
have been added this month
I'm sure you'll all be very glad to hear that
our current special offer is still a reduction
in the search sale price to £1.95! Don't forget,
you've got till the end of August before the price
goes back up to £2.95!
Click here to search the databases now
New Releases on CD from the Thames & River
Medway Series by Rob Cottrell
Volume 14.Includes:St.Lawrence, New Brentford
1802-1837 baptisms, marriages & burials ;St.Andrews
with St.Michael, Greenwich 1892-1965 baptisms
& 1902-1965 marriages;All Saints, Galley Hill,
Swanscombe 1885-1915 baptisms; 1895-1915 marriages;St.Marks,
Rosherville, Near Northfleet 1853-1901 baptisms
& marriages;All Saints, Isleworth 1837-1852
baptisms, marriages & burials.
Click here to purchase this CD
Volumes 1 to 13 of the Docklands Ancestors Series
are now available at the special offer price of
£49.99, plus £5.00p UK postage, £10.00 overseas.
This is a saving of £27.36, over a third off the
Offer valid till 31st August.
Click here to take advantage of this great saving
Muster of Thames Watermen. This is a transcription
I'm particularly proud of. It's probably the earliest
surviving document pertaining to Watermen that
allows a year of birth to be worked out. It comprises
approx. 2400 men and gives their names, place
of abode, age and the number of voyages they had
It was compiled by the Company of Waterman on
behalf of the Admiralty, during the reign of Charles
I. It's purpose was to assist in the compilation
of a national register of those available for
The significance of the document to family historians
with Watermen ancestors is huge. For a start,
it is one of the only documents that survived
the Fire of London in 1666. It also pre-dates
the surviving Company of Watermen archives.Those
who have found ancestors in Rob Cottrell's Apprenticeship
Bindings Indexes, which start in 1692, are quite
liable to find their fathers, grand fathers or
great grand fathers in this Muster.
Some people are going to be able to find a date
of birth that begins 1500. As a family historian,
I find that immenseley exciting!
The transcription was compiled from A5 paper copies
of the original manuscript held at the National
Archives, whose assisstance I'd like to gratefully
acknowledge. I'm immensely proud to have been
able to transcribe this manuscript; I believe
it's my best work to date, with an accuracy rate,
where it was legible, of over 99%.
The price reflects the weeks that it took to complete.
Click here to order this CD
River Medway Series Searchable databases.
As mentioned last month, we've been working on
a project with Rob Cottrell. We've converted all
his of 69 volume parish register transcriptions
to searchable databases to make them available
This has resulted in an additional 140 databases.
This now means you can search the 70,000 entry
Docklands Ancestors Series and the 400,000 Thames
& River Medway Series.
These are split into baptisms, marriages and burials,
further divided into north and south of the Thames.
We are praying that the additional demand won't
crash the website! If it does, bear with us.!
We're expecting to go live with these databases
in October, if all goes well. Apart from the IGI,
I think this means that ParishRegister.com will
have the largest collection of London parish registers
searchable online. Wow ! To think we started with
1 database with 8000 entries..
We want your advice !
When we've finished
the TRM project we'll be looking for the next
project. This has generated much debate between
us. To help resolve the matter we'd like to get
you to vote for which of the following projects
you think we should tackle next:
1. Prisoners 1824-1876
Convict Prisons: Quarterly Returns of Prisoners
- Sworn lists of convicts on board the hulks and
in prisons, giving age, conviction, sentence,
health, behaviour, mental state, remarks (removed,
released, etc.) The class list includes a helpful
breakdown of lists, piece by piece, for each hulk
or prison giving the page number within each volume,
and its geographical location.
2. Prisoners of War
Registers of Prisoners of War 1794-1814. Compiled
by the Admiralty during the Napoleonic Wars. I
expect this to contain many Londoners. It could
also be useful in explaing why you can't find
an ancestors burial record.
3. Electoral Registers 1905
This series covers all London Boroughs in 1905.
In theory every inhabitant in London should be
listed. This would complement the 1901 Census
and answer the question , where did my ancestors
go next? It should highlight births and deaths
that occurred after the Census. It would also
allow us to index every street in London.
4. Boyd's Inhabitants of London
This covers the period 14th to 19th centuries
and is most complete in the 16th & 17th centuries.
It lists some, but not all, of London's inhabitants.
You'll probably be aware of Boyd's Marriage Indexes
and this is from the same source.
5. Royal Navy
Register of dead men's wages.
Alphabetical list of men who served in the Royal
Navy, giving the names of the ships on which they
served, their rating and the date of their death.
Covers the period 1787 to 1809. Another record
from the National Archives Admiralty Series.
6. City of London Livery Company
What we'd aim to do here is repeat the success
of our Watermen & Lightermen involvement.So,
if gunmakers, farriers, paviors are your thing,
vote Livery Company!
Please send an email to email@example.com
, with VOTE in the subject line. If you think
there's something else that we should be doing,
please let us know. The criteria are that the
material is out of copyright, suitable for an
online searchable database, pertains to London
and isn't available elsewhere on the internet.
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I’ve used my own scissors and cut this bit out
and sent it with my order. Obviously, I printed
it off first !”
* excludes Alan Godfrey Maps and Special Offers
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