Wednesday 6 March 2013

Growing Westminster collection holds plenty of Irish!

FindMyPast UK has today added to its Westminster parish registers collection, making a total of nearly three million records now available in this dataset, which covers baptisms, marriages and burials from 1538 to 1945.

The records come from more than 50 Westminster churches and can be useful to researchers looking for ancestors from Ireland, as many Irish headed for the English capital in search of work. Bear in mind when searching that Westminster was classed as part of Middlesex, not London. Results can be viewed both as transcripts and scanned images.

You can view the parishes in each Westminster record set below:

Baptisms: 1,169,748 records
Marriages: 484,570 records
Burials: 1,239,529 records

These records are published on FindMyPast in association with Westminster Archives.

They will automatically join the line-up of records available in the Ireland&Britain and World subscription package on FindMyPast's International sites FindMyPast Ireland, FindMyPast USA and FindMyPast Aus/NZ.