Parish records are surrogate birth, marriage and death records, and constitute one of the cornerstones of family history research. Following the launch of our additional 3.9 million parish records from Warwickshire and Dorset last week, we have formulated five questions testing your knowledge about parish records.
To help us review your answers we’re teaming up with UK genealogist and family history journalist and blogger Chris Paton. All you need to do is leave a comment below and all those who respond correctly will be entered into a prize draw and the first 20 selected will win a voucher for two National Trust cream teas*.
Get your thinking caps on – here are the questions:
1. What information can be found within a parish record beyond that of names and dates?
2. What was the problem with parish registers kept between 1538 and 1598?
3. What will you find in a Dade parish record that you won’t find in an ordinary parish record?
4. What does ‘OTP’ stand for?
5. What is an ‘Ancient Parish’?
Goodluck everyone – we look forward to seeing your answers!