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Genealogy Tip: For Researching Transcribed English Records


Suggestion from a member of the Alabama Pioneers community:

I want to add some helpful hints to researching our English ancestors:

IF (and I did know in the case of my great-grandmother’s family) you know what part of England your ancestors came from — or even if you suspect a particular origin — our busy British cousins have done MARVELOUS jobs in transcribing and putting online parish records from countless churches — and some city records. How does this help?  In Britain, whether you worshiped at an Anglican Church or not, you were still a recorded member of that local parish. Furthermore, in times past, only Anglican clergymen could perform legal marriages.

Also, people were still sometimes assessed tithes — no matter what religious beliefs they professed. All of this will be in a local parish’s records. I was able to locate in Leeds, Yorkshire, a number of Anglican church records (though the family were early Methodists) that outlined much of the lives of the folks in this family. That led me to a site where some of the British members of the family had posted THEIR early British research on this large family. I was able to trace our absolutely positive ancestors back to the early 1500’s in this one city and knew their professions and where they lived in the city. (from Paige Smith)

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. Looking good, good to see you up and running.

  2. your new site looks great! good job!! congratulations!

  3. where do I find the parish records?

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