Leicestershire Church Records

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Large collections of Leicestershire church records are available online in:

Parish Registers

Most Leicestershire parish registers and bishop's transcripts are held at the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office. Limited parish registers have been microfilmed. Many bishop's transcripts are on microfilm through the Family History Library.

Online Parish Records



Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society have published lists of Leicestershire residents who married in other counties, i.e. 'strays:' FHL CD-ROM no. 2026.

  • National Burial Index, 3rd ed. Includes 330,000 Leicestershire burials: FHL CD-ROM no. 6356.[2] Leicestershire entries are not included in the online edition on findmypast.[3]

Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society have published two volumes of Leicestershire burials:

Marriage Licences

Early Archdeaconry of Leicester marriage licences (1570-1729) have been published and available online.

A card index at the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office covering 1731-1891 has been microfilmed: FHL Films 1517629-1517635.

Ecclesiastical Court

Ecclesiastical court records from the Archdeaconry of Leicester have been microfilmed for the years 1526 through 1825. There is no index. These records deal chiefly with fornication, adultery, slander, marriage (within degrees) and divorce. They identify the individuals concerned as well as their places (parish) of residence: FHL Film 1538125 (first of 22 films).


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  1. 'Coverage of the Joiner Marriage Index', The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 1 September 2013.
  2. 'National Burial Index - 3rd Edition Coverage,' Federation of Family History Societies, http://www.ffhs.org.uk/projects/nbi/nbi-coverage.php, accessed 19 August 2013.
  3. 'National Burial Index records coverage,' findmypast, http://www.findmypast.co.uk/national-burial-index-coverage-counties.action, accessed 19 August 2013.