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Parish Registers

Baptisms

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 includes ~1,870,000 Hampshire baptisms. Formerly known as the International Genealogical Index. Also, FamilySearch's main search engine database - has 3.3 million searchable Hampshire entries! Search for free, here: FamilySearch.or/search; then type "Hampshire, England" (go to Birth place-name search box). Searching in this manner also includes a search of the entries from the former British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. [Coverage.[1]]

Also search Hampshire Baptisms at FindMyPast which includes nearly one million baptisms mostly between 1752 and 1851.

There are also nearly one million searchable baptism/christening entries for Hampshire at www.thegenealogist.co.uk.

Marriages

FamilySearch database - has 1.6 million searchable marriage entries. Search for free, here: FamilySearch.or/search; then type "Hampshire, England" in the Marriage search place-name box. Searching in this manner also includes a search of the entries from the former British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. [Coverage.[1]]

England Marriages, 1538-1973 includes ~866,000 Hampshire entries. Formerly known as the International Genealogical Index. FamilySearch database - free. Coverage.

Here is a smaller index of 96 Hampshire parishes which are indexed in Joiner's Marriage Index (£). Partial county Coverage.[2]

There's 85% of the Isle of Wight's parish marriages which are indexed in Boyd's Marriage Index (£). See Findmypast.co.uk; also see Coverage.[3]

39% of Hampshire's parishes are included in Boyd's Marriage Index (£). Coverage.[4]

42,121 Hampshire entries are included in England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940 at Ancestry (£). Formerly known as British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Coverage.[5]

Findmypast.co.uk and TheGenealogist.co.uk both have nearly 1.1 million searchable christening/baptism entries currently for Hampshire.

Burials

FamilySearch database - has 1.3 million searchable burial entries! Search for free, here: FamilySearch.or/search; then type "Hampshire, England" in the Death place-name search box.

Also see: England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991 includes ~506,000 Hampshire burials. Formerly known as the International Genealogical Index. FamilySearch database - free. Coverage.

Online Parish Registers

Hampshire Online Parish Clerk Project

Project website: Hampshire Online Parish Clerk Project

  • This project exists solely for the benefit of Hampshire researchers around the world.
  • The online transcripts are created from microfiche, purchased from or viewed at Records Offices and are subject to copyright.  The Hampshire Record Office is fully aware of and supports the OPC Project.
  • No guarantee can be given as to the accuracy of the data due to illegibility of the original records and microfiche copies.
  • It is vitally important that ANY transcription is verified wherever possible by checking the parish register fiche or film.
  • Transcriptions are placed online free of charge for personal research;  Commercial researchers or organizations are not to copy any of the data.
  • No person or organisation may publish this data without express written permission.

Bishop's Transcripts

Marriage Licences

  • 1689-1837 - Hampshire Allegations for Marriage Licences Granted by the Bishop of Winchester 1689 to 1837 at Internet Archive - free. Also included in Ancestry database (£).

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 'Genoot Library - British Isles Vital Record Index Breakdown,' Genoot, accessed 1 September 2013.
  2. 'Coverage of the Joiner Marriage Index', The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 1 September 2013.
  3. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' British Origins, (Wayback Machine) accessed 31 August 2013.
  4. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  5. 'Genoot Library - British Isles Vital Record Index Breakdown,' Genoot, accessed 1 September 2013.
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