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Free Search on Official Non-Conformist Site
05-09-2009, 03:58 PM
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Free Search on Official Non-Conformist Site
You can search for your ancestor whatever denomination, Quaker, Baptist, Methodist etc on http://www.BMDregisters.co.uk
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27-09-2009, 05:56 AM
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RE: Free Search on Official Non-Conformist Site
(05-09-2009 03:58 PM)RootMaster Wrote:  You can search for your ancestor whatever denomination, Quaker, Baptist, Methodist etc on http://www.BMDregisters.co.uk

This site gave me a breakthrough of a "brick wall" I'd been researching for over 30 years.

I had my man, Samuel KING, on the censuses "born London Middlesex <1800>". I had a souvenir of his diamond wedding, "born 13th July 1799, London". I had his signature in a family birthday book "born this day in London 1799". But I'd never been able to find a Parish Record of his christening.

When I found his name on the BMD Registers index "KING, Samuel, 1799, Birth London", I ran home for my credit card. I paid for and got the scan of the original record.

It gave his name, father's name, mother's name, her father's name, date of birth, parish, and "witness" (it turns out she was his aunt). His birth was registered in 1820, more than TWENTY-ONE YEARS after he was born!

The scan also recorded two other brothers, registered on the same day. (I think the documentation was needed for an inheritance.)The record was at Dr. Williams' Library of non-conformists in London.

This one entry got me two generations of a family, and within days I had plugged into other sources, including two remote cousins and their research. It's well worth searching this site for any elusive ancestor.

--Jane
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