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.

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).

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

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Dates of Uk Censuses

  • 1801 Mar 10
  • 1811 May 27
  • 1821 May 28
  • 1831 May 30
  • 1841 Jun 6
  • 1851 Mar 30
  • 1861 Apr 7
  • 1871 Apr 2
  • 1881 Apr 3
  • 1891 Apr 5
  • 1901 Mar 31
  • 1911 Apr 2

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


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