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There are 3 databases in Freereg. A separate one for baptism, marriage, and burial records.

Baptisms

The data contained in the baptism database comprises:
  • County
  • Place
  • Church
  • Register entry number (if applicable)
  • Date of birth (in some registers after about 1860)
  • Date of baptism
  • Firstname
  • Sex
  • Father's forename(s)
  • Mother's forename(s)
  • Father's surname (sometimes not available if an illegitimate. Then see Mother's surname)
  • Mother's surname (if shown)
  • Abode (in registers 1813 onwards)
  • Occupation of father (in registers 1813 onwards)
  • Notes (any extra notes in the register)


Marriages

The data contained in the marriages database comprises:
  • County
  • Place
  • Church
  • Register entry number (if applicable)
  • Date of marriage
  • Groom forename
  • Groom surname
  • Groom age (if shown)
  • Groom's parish (if stated).
    Note: it is only usually stated if the parish of residence of the groom is different from the parish where the marriage took place. This is not necessarily the place of birth.
  • Groom's condition (e.g. bachelor or widower - if blank assume bachelor, but check original)
  • Groom's occupation (if stated)
  • Groom's abode (1837 onwards only. May be omitted in the database)
  • Bride Forename
  • Bride Surname
  • Bride age (if stated)
  • Bride's parish
    If stated. Note: it is only usually stated if the parish of residence of the bride is different from the parish where the marriage took place. This is not necessarily the place of birth.
  • Bride's condition (e.g. spinster or widow - if blank assume spinster, but check original)
  • Bride's occupation (if stated)
  • Bride's abode (1837 onwards only. May be omitted in the database)
  • Groom's Father's name (post 1837 marriages, but occasionally earlier, may be omitted from the database record)
  • Groom's Father's occupation (post 1837 marriages, but occasionally earlier, may be omitted from the database record)
  • Bride's Father's first name
  • Bride's Father's surname
  • Bride's Father's occupation
  • Witness names (usually only 1754 and later, and may be omitted from the database record if the data was transcribed before the start of the FreeREG Project)
  • Notes (any side notes in the register)

For items not included in the database, we suggest looking at a copy of the original marriage registers on microfiche/film. That is always advisable anyway!


Burials

The data contained in the burials database comprises:
  • County
  • Place
  • Church
  • Register entry number (if applicable)
  • Date of burial
  • Forename
  • Relationship (e.g. wife of, son of, daughter of, widow of [name] )
  • Surname
  • Age at death (if stated)
  • Abode (if stated)
  • Notes (other notes may include additional information such as occupation, if stated)


The FreeREG database is just a finding tool. It should not be considered to be *proof*, or indeed that it is always 100% accurate, or contains all of the information in the actual register. Once you have found a record, then contact the relevant Record Office to review the actual register.


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