Research

Relationships

Always wondered how to determine which nth cousin x times removed you are from a relative? Well read on and you will be able to work this out for yourself!

Lets assume we have a family starting with Ada and Albert who are married and have two children Barry and Beryl. The family tree continues as set out below

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What's not in the IGI

The following parishes are not on the IGI and therefore do not appear in Ancestry or FindMyPast

Aston Sandford    published by Bucks FHS
Biddlestone    published by Bucks FHS
Bierton
Boarstall
Bradwell Abbey
Brill        published by Bucks FHS
Buckland    published by Bucks FHS
Cadmore End    published by Bucks FHS
Calverton
Castlethorpe
Chilton
Creslow
Cuddington
Dagnall
Drayton Beaucamp
East Claydon
Emberton
Fawley        published by Bucks FHS
Fleet Marston    published by Bucks FHS
Great Brickhill
Haddenham
Hanslope
Horsenden    published by Bucks FHS
Horton        published by Bucks FHS
Hulcott        published by Bucks FHS
Ickford
Ilmer
Kingsey
Little Brickhill
Little Hampden
Little Linford
Little Marlow    published by Bucks FHS
Middle Claydon
Nettleden
Newton Blossomville
North Crawley
Oving        published by Bucks FHS
Penn
Petsoe
Pitchcott    published by Bucks FHS
Quarrendon
Saunderton
Shabbington
Shalstone
Steeple Claydon
Stowe
Towersley
Turweston
Whitchurch
Wolverton
Woodham
Worminghall
Wraysbury    published by Bucks FHS

Other Parish Records

The most used parish resource are the registers for baptisms, marriages and burials but there are many other parish records which may have survived and could help family historians. Below is a list of the various parish records, if they have survived they are most likely to be in the County Record Office.

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Bucks Church Finder FAQs

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about the use of the Bucks Church Finder

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Parish Registers

Dates of UK Parish Registers

UK Parish Registers go from 1538 to the present day. Not all records survive.

A useful source of information is "The Phillimore Atlas and Index to Parish Registers" by Cecil Humphrey-Smith which contains parish maps and a list of registers (and dates) available.

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Dates and the Calendar

1751 - The Nine Month Year and 1752 - the year they stole 11 days

Before 1751 the UK worked by the Julian calendar (25th March, Lady Day, to 24th March). By this time most of Europe, with the exception of Russia, had switched to the Gregorian calendar (1st January to 31st December).

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Civil Registration

Dates of Civil Registration

Civil Registration started in the UK on 1st July 1837 and continues to the present day.

Acts of Parliament which created Civil Registration

Read more: Civil Registration