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{{Record Search article|CID=CID1666142 |title=England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8)|location=United Kingdom}} <br>
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'''[[Wales Genealogy| Wales]]'''
  
== Record Description ==
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| title =England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977
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| location =England and Wales
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| record_type =Nonconformist Record Indexes
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| start_year =1588
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| end_year =1977
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| FS_URL_01 =[[England and Wales History Links]] 
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| FS_URL_02 =[[England and Wales Historic Maps]]
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| FS_URL_03 =[[England Nonconformist Church Records]]
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| FS_URL_04 =[[Religious non-conformity in England]]  
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| FS_URL_05 =[[England Genealogy]] 
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| FS_URL_06 =[[Wales Genealogy]]
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.bmdregisters.co.uk/ BMD Registers]
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| RW_URL_02 =[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk National Archives]
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| RW_URL_03 =[http://dea.byu.edu/ Discovering English Ancestors]
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| RW_URL_04 =[http://www.welshgenealogy.net/ Welsh Genealogy]
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| custodian =[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ Public Record Office]
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This Collection will include records from 1567 to 1837.<br>
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
The following is a brief description of each record group:
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This collection will include records from 1588 to 1977.
  
;[http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details/C13329?uri=C13329-general-register-office-registers-of-births--details&descriptiontype=Full RG 4]  
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The following religious groups are considered nonconformist groups: {{col-begin|width=75%}}
:contains birth, marriage, and death records from Presbyterian, Baptist, and Independent churches (known collectively as the Congregational Church); the Royal Hospital in Chelsea; the Royal Hospital in Greenwich; the Dr. Williams’s Library; the Wesleyan Methodist Metropolitan Registry; the Bunhill Fields Burial Ground in Hackney, London; the South London Burial Ground in Walworth, London; and the Necropolis Burial Ground in Everton, Liverpool.
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;[http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details/C13330?uri=C13330-general-register-office-birth-certificates-from-details&descriptiontype=Full RG 5]
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'''[http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details/C13329?uri=C13329-general-register-office-registers-of-births--details&descriptiontype=Full RG 4]''' 
:contains birth records from the General Register Office; [[Dr. Williams' Library]]; the Presbyterian, Independent, and Baptist Registry; and the Wesleyan Methodist Metropolitan Registry.
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*Presbyterian, Baptist, Congregational Church and the Royal Hospital in Chelsea; the Royal Hospital in Greenwich; the Wesleyan Methodist Metropolitan Registry; the Bunhill Fields Burial Ground in Hackney, London; the South London Burial Ground in Walworth, London; and the Necropolis Burial Ground in Everton, Liverpool.
;[http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details/C13331?uri=C13331-general-register-office-society-of-friends--details&descriptiontype=Full RG 6]
 
:contains birth, marriage and burial records from the Society of Friends’ (Quakers’) registers, notes and certificates, 1578-1841.
 
;[http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details/C13332?uri=C13332-general-register-office-registers-of-details&descriptiontype=Full RG 7]
 
:contains records of clandestine marriages and baptisms in the Fleet Prison, the King’s Bench Prison, the Mint, and the May Fair Chapel, 1667-c1777.
 
;[http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details/C13333?uri=C13333-general-register-office-registers-of-births--details&descriptiontype=Full RG 8]
 
:contains birth, marriage and death records surrendered to the Non-Parochial Registers Commission of 1857, and other registers and church records. “Among the more extensive collections in this series are the registers of the British Lying-in Hospital, Holborn, which record particulars of births and baptisms; registers of burials in the Victoria Park Cemetery, the New Burial Ground, Southwark, Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, Hackney, and the Bethnal Green Protestant Dissenters Burying Ground; registers of Chapels Royal at St James's Palace, Whitehall and Windsor Castle (Guide to BMD Registers, www.nationalarchives.gov.uk).
 
:The rest of the series contains the archive of the Russian Orthodox Church in London, 1721-1927. The records include not only registers of births, marriages, deaths, and conversions but also comprehensive general records on the day-to-day workings of the church. The usual language is Russian, with some Greek; there are a few documents such as certificates, letters and passports in English, French and German” (Guide to BMD Registers, www.nationalarchives.gov.uk).
 
  
[[The National Archives of the United Kingdom]] created an index to the digital images of the registers from a number of Church of England and nonconformist sources. (Nonconformist is a term for churches other than the Church of England.) These include records from the Royal Hospital in Greenwich; the Dr. Williams’ Library; the Presbyterian, Independent and Baptist registry; the Wesleyan Methodist Metropolitan Registry; the registers of the Society of Friends (Quakers); the Roman Catholic Church; the Fleet Prison; the King’s Bench Prison; the Mint; the May Fair Chapel; and the General Register Office for non-parochial registers (births, marriages, and deaths) surrendered in 1857. Many of these sources come from the greater London area, but the records also cover England, depending on the source. (Marriages from the RG 7 collection cover 400,000 entries, representing over 200,000 weddings.).  
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'''[http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details/C13330?uri=C13330-general-register-office-birth-certificates-from-details&descriptiontype=Full RG 5]'''
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*Contains birth records from the General Register Office; Dr. Williams' Library; the Presbyterian, Independent, and Baptist Registry; and the Wesleyan Methodist Metropolitan Registry.
  
This is an index of Non-Church of England records and Church of England records kept by institutions outside the normal Church of England parishes from 1567 to 1865. However, the index primarily covers records between 1742 and 1865.&nbsp;
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'''[http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details/C13331?uri=C13331-general-register-office-society-of-friends--details&descriptiontype=Full RG 6]'''
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*Contains birth, marriage and burial records from the Society of Friends’ (Quakers’) registers, notes and certificates, 1578-1841.
  
The index to the nonconformist records (RG 4-8) was originally created by The National Archives in London as an online access to digital images created from the original records. The index connects patrons to images and transcripts of the images that they can view and download if they purchase credits from The National Archives Web site. The web site is at '''{{URL|www.bmdregisters.co.uk}}'''.  
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'''[http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details/C13332?uri=C13332-general-register-office-registers-of-details&descriptiontype=Full RG 7]'''
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*Contains records of clandestine marriages and baptisms in the Fleet Prison, the King’s Bench Prison, the Mint, and the May Fair Chapel, 1667-c1777.
  
The index is highly reliable for the collections.
 
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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'''[http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details/C13333?uri=C13333-general-register-office-registers-of-births--details&descriptiontype=Full RG 8]'''
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*Non-Parochial Registers Commission of 1857, registers of burials in the Victoria Park Cemetery, the New Burial Ground, Southwark, Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, Hackney, and the Bethnal Green Protestant Dissenters Burying Ground; registers of Chapels Royal at St James's Palace, Whitehall and Windsor Castle.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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== Collection Content ==
| text = Methodists, Wesleyans, Baptists, Independents, Protestant Dissenters, Congregationalist, Presbyterians, Unitarians, Quakers (Society of Friends), Dissenters and Russian Orthodox. England and Wales non-conformist record indexes. The National Archives, Surrey, England.}}
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'''Nonconformist Record Indexes''' may contain the following information:  
 
 
[[England and Wales Nonconformist Index for RG 4-8 (Record Groups 4-8) (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content ==
 
 
 
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The index from the original website usually lists the following information:  
 
  
 
*Surnames  
 
*Surnames  
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*Record group (RG 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) view full details of a transcript or page image
 
*Record group (RG 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) view full details of a transcript or page image
  
These records include births, marriages and burials for the following religious groups: Methodists, Wesleyans, Baptists, Independents, Protestant dissenters, Presbyterians, Unitarians, Quaker dissenters, Russian Orthodox, Maternity Records and other BMD Records.
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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===Sample Images===
 
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Church records are an excellent source for validating the vital events in someone’s life and are also the best source of individual information. Use the index to link to your ancestor in the church record. Keep in mind that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.  
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Image:England Nonconformist Index for RG 4-8 (Record Groups 4-8) (09-0262) bmdregisters.co.uk.JPG
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'''Beginning Your Search'''
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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To begin your search through these records, it would be helpful if you knew any or all of the following information:  
  
*Name of ancestor
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*Name of person
*Place of residence
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*Approximate year and place of baptism
*Religion
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*Religion  
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*Approximate year and place of marriage or death
  
'''Searching the Index'''
 
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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=== Search the Index ===
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== Known Issues with This Collecton  ==
 
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/England_and_Wales_Nonconformist_Index_for_RG_4-8_(Record_Groups_4-8)_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)/Known_Issues Wiki article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1666142 England and Wales non-conformist record indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
*[http://www.bmdregisters.co.uk/ BMD Registers]
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk National Archives]
 
*[http://www.huguenotsociety.org.uk/ Huguenot Society]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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*Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ Public Record Office]
  
*[[England|England]]
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
*[[England Nonconformist Church Records]]  
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives.
*[[Wales|Wales]]
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*Search the records of nearby areas. 
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*Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
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:- They might have been listed under a middle name, [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nicknamegiven-name-equivalents.htm nickname], or [[Abbreviations Found in Genealogy Records|abbreviation]] of their given name.
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:-A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband.
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
  
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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;Collection Citation:
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"England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG-4-8).1588-1977." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : accessed 2017. Citing Baptist Church. Public Record Office, London.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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==How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?==
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"England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8)." index, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 22 March 2012), Martha Allen, born 29 June 1820; citing Non-Conformist Records, reference RG4-0276, Her Majesty's Stationary Office (Great Britain).
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Record Description
Record Type Nonconformist Record Indexes
Collection years 1588-1977
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What is in This Collection?

This collection will include records from 1588 to 1977.

The following religious groups are considered nonconformist groups:

RG 4

  • Presbyterian, Baptist, Congregational Church and the Royal Hospital in Chelsea; the Royal Hospital in Greenwich; the Wesleyan Methodist Metropolitan Registry; the Bunhill Fields Burial Ground in Hackney, London; the South London Burial Ground in Walworth, London; and the Necropolis Burial Ground in Everton, Liverpool.

RG 5

  • Contains birth records from the General Register Office; Dr. Williams' Library; the Presbyterian, Independent, and Baptist Registry; and the Wesleyan Methodist Metropolitan Registry.

RG 6

  • Contains birth, marriage and burial records from the Society of Friends’ (Quakers’) registers, notes and certificates, 1578-1841.

RG 7

  • Contains records of clandestine marriages and baptisms in the Fleet Prison, the King’s Bench Prison, the Mint, and the May Fair Chapel, 1667-c1777.


RG 8

  • Non-Parochial Registers Commission of 1857, registers of burials in the Victoria Park Cemetery, the New Burial Ground, Southwark, Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, Hackney, and the Bethnal Green Protestant Dissenters Burying Ground; registers of Chapels Royal at St James's Palace, Whitehall and Windsor Castle.

Collection Content

Nonconformist Record Indexes may contain the following information:

  • Surnames
  • Given names (also known as “forenames”)
  • Relationship
  • Year of event
  • Type of event (birth, marriage or burial)
  • Place of event
  • Record group (RG 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) view full details of a transcript or page image


Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search through these records, it would be helpful if you knew any or all of the following information:

  • Name of person
  • Approximate year and place of baptism
  • Religion
  • Approximate year and place of marriage or death


Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches



What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the Public Record Office

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives.
  • Search the records of nearby areas.
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
- They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name.
-A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband.


Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG-4-8).1588-1977." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Baptist Church. Public Record Office, London.

Record Citation:
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