War­wick­shire records go on­line

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Nearly half a mil­lion Nuneaton and North War­wick­shire par­ish records have been added to thege­neal­o­gist.co.uk.

Dat­ing back to the 1700s, the tran­scrip­tions pro­vide the names of 300,000 peo­ple bap­tised in the area, along with de­tails of more than 90,000 in­di­vid­u­als listed in mar­riage reg­is­ters and 60,000 peo­ple from burial reg­is­ters.

The data has been made avail­able thanks to a part­ner­ship with Nuneaton & North War­wick­shire Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety (NNWFHS), whose mem­bers tran­scribed the orig­i­nal records.

As well as be­ing re­leased on TheGe­neal­o­gist, the ma­te­rial has also been up­loaded to sis­ter site FHS On­line ( fhs- on­line.co.uk)– a plat­form de­signed es­pe­cially for so­ci­eties hop­ing to sell their prod­ucts on the web.

Cru­cially for or­gan­i­sa­tions such as NNWFHS, all rev­enue made through the FHS On­line ser­vice is fed back to the orig­i­nal data providers.

“This re­lease adds to the grow­ing col­lec­tion of par­ish records on both web­sites,” said Mark Bay­ley, head of devel­op­ment at TheGe­neal­o­gist. “These part­ner­ships help so­ci­eties boost their funds whilst bring­ing their records to a much wider au­di­ence.”

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