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Thousands of Roman Catholic records added to FindMyPast database

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Thousands of Roman Catholic records for the Diocese of Middlesbrough have been added to the FindMyPast genealogy website.

Over 65,000 exclusive records covering the Diocese of Middlesbrough have been added to FindMyPast's collection of England Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms. The new additions cover 36 parishes across the county, span the years 1742 to 1917. These are the latest newly digitised records to join the collection which now covers the Dioceses of Westminster, Birmingham and Middlesbrough.

With every result, you will find an image of the original transcript from the diocese archive and a transcript of the details about the person in question. The amount of information you find in each record can vary depending on the age of the record, its legibility, and the amount of information recorded by the parish priest at the time of the event.

Within most transcripts, you will find:

  • the child's baptism date
  • parish
  • the names of both parents

Images may provide additional information about your ancestor such as the names of your ancestor's godparents, the minister who performed the baptism, and residence. Some registers will even include notes about the individual's marriage.

Roman Catholic marriage records

Over 19,000 exclusive new Diocese of Middlesbrough Sacramental Register entries have been added to FindMyPast's collection of England Roman Catholic parish marriages. The new additions cover marriages performed across 28 parishes between 1796 and 1944.

Every record includes the original sacramental register and a transcript of the vital details. The information in each record could vary depending on how much was recorded on the day of the event by the parish priest and the legibility of the records. Most entries will list a combination of the marriage date and location as well as the home parish, parent's names and father's occupation for both the bride and groom.

Also added are burial records for 22 Diocese of Middlesbrough parishes, for the years 1774 to 1974.

QUICK LINK: Free of charge family history records available at FindMyPast

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