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Birth

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• 1538-2013: Ancestor Search at Lancashire OPC



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• 1538-2000s: Lancashire Birth Collections at FamilySearch
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England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910
England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008
England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977
Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977



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Marriage

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• 1538-2016: Ancestor Search at Lancashire OPC



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• 1538-2000s: Lancashire Marriage Collections at FamilySearch
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England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910
England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910
England Marriages, 1538–1973
England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005
England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977
Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988
British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices
England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912



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• 1538-2014: Ancestor Search at Lancashire OPC



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• 1538-2000s: Lancashire Death Collections at FamilySearch
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England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004
England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910
England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910
England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991
England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 (includes deaths)
England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977
Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988
British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



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