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144,000 Worcestershire baptism records added to TheGenealogist

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The records of 144,793 individuals, with a further 20,000 individuals named on headstones, have been released by TheGenealogist.

The release, in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, is part of the UKIndexer project where volunteers help their fellow genealogists by indexing and/or photographing the monumental inscriptions in churchyards and cemeteries. 

Thanks to the work of these volunteers, family historians can:

  • Discover dates of ancestors’ baptisms 
  • Glean names of parents of those baptised in Worcestershire
  • Headstones give dates and name details of those buried and sometimes familiar relationships
  • Memorials can reveal information not recorded elsewhere for ancestors 

Headstones released this week includes the transcriptions and the images for those at St Giles, Imber on Salisbury Plain, useful for those with ancestors buried there as it is only open a few days a year. St Giles' Church is in the deserted village of Imber, Wiltshire and was built in the late 13th or early 14th century. The village falls within the British Army's training grounds on Salisbury Plain and is deserted as a result of the entire civilian population being evicted in 1943 to provide an exercise area for American troops preparing for the invasion of Europe during the Second World War. Once the war came to an end the villagers would have liked to return but were not allowed.

These fully searchable records released this week are available now to Diamond subscribers of TheGenealogist.

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