England, Northumberland, Non-conformist Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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England, Northumberland, Nonconformist Records, 1708-1982 and England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920
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|Location of Northumberland, England|
|Location of England|
|Northumberland Archives, Ashington|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Nonconformist church records may not have the most widespread coverage, but when they are available, they are the most informative and accurate source available for English non-conformists until the start of civil registration in 1837. Nonconformist birth and baptismal registers are fairly common, and they generally contain more information than those of the Church of England.
Please note: The England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920 collection contains also includes records relating to established (Anglican) churches in County Durham. It is anticipated that once indexing of this collection is complete both collections will be combined into one, single publication.
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England, Northumberland, Non-conformist Records, 1708-1982[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Death and Burial
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
For more information on the content, significance, and availability of Nonconformist Records, please see England Nonconformist Church Records.
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- Approximate date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
England, Northumberland, Non-conformist Records, 1708-1982[edit | edit source]View images in this collection by visiting the Collection Browse Page:
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- If the parents' names are listed, look for the family in censuses
- If a marriage record is found, look for the family in censuses
- If a burial record is found, use the date to search for a death record
- If an age is listed on the burial record, try to estimate a birth year
- Continue to search the index for people with the same surname to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives
- Family members often appear on an individual's records, such as in the role of witnesses to a marriage
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Try variations of given names and surnames. An individual might have been listed under a middle name, a nickname, or an abbreviation of their given name
- Spelling was not standardized for much of the period of this collection, so names were often spelled as recorders heard them. Pay attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try spelling variations that could have that pronunciation
- Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible matches
- Try expanding the date range. This is especially useful in searching baptismal records, as it was not unusual for a child to be baptized weeks or even months after birth
- Search the records of nearby locations
- Cumbria to the west
- Durham and Tyne and Wear to the south
- Scotland to the north
- North Sea coastline to the east
- The person might not have records in a nonconformist denomination. They might have either converted to the Church of England at some point or undertaken Anglican ordinances. See the Northumberland Parish Registers page for more information
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Northumberland.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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