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The Society is committed to providing material to assist people researching their ancestors in Northamptonshire and works with others in the provision of information including the Northampton Record Office, Northampton Local Studies and the Federation of Family History Societies.

All our project work is done by volunteers and the Society would like to thank them for their hard work. New volunteers are always welcome and if you feel you can assist in any way please contact the person shown on the relevant web page.

We are aware that work on transcriptions etc. can be duplicated through transcribers being unaware of what work has already been undertaken. We would ask that if you are considering undertaking a project on your own you first contact the Society to see if what you are proposing has already been done. If it has not we would welcome incorporating your work with ours but ask you to liaise with us so that the work you undertake can be done in the correct format.

Please click on the links below to find out more about our Projects.

 
 

 

Personal Names Database (PND)

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The Personal Names Database (or PND for short) is an index of names of persons appearing in documents deposited at Northampton Record Office. These documents include entries from parish registers (particularly those done for the National Burial Index or for our Marriage Database), Quarter Session records, hospital admission books, militia lists, poor law records and other miscellaneous records.

The database is searchable and is best used as a finding aid for instances of a given surname and/or forename. Please click here to find out how to search the PND. We are always interested in adding additional resources to this database.

For further information please contact our Database Co-ordinator as below:

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Marriage Database

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The Society is presently transcribing the deposited Marriage Registers for the period 1754 and 1837.

Volunteers help with the photocopying of the registers at the Northamptonshire Record Office and with transcribing, checking and quality control. With around 370 parishes in the county it will take some time to complete this project but so far details of 108,700 marriages from 250 parishes have been added to our Marriage Database. Additional data is awaiting quality control. Each entry contains the full detailed transcription from the Register including witnesses and whether by Licence or Banns. An index of all the names is included in the Personal Names Database (PND) whilst the full entries are included in the Marriage Database.

Please click here to take you to the Marriage Database Search service.

If you can help with transcribing, inputting to a spreadsheet, checking or quality control of data (some knowledge of old style writing and geographical knowledge of the county is an advantage) then please contact our Database Co-ordinator:

 

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BURIALS DATABASE

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The Society has an ongoing project to transcribe the deposited Burial Registers.
Volunteers help with the photocopying of the registers at the Northamptonshire Record Office and with transcribing, checking and quality control. Each entry on our Burial Database contains the full detailed transcription from the Register. An index of all the names is included in the Personal Names Database (PND).
Please click here to take you to the Burial Database Search service.
If you can help with transcribing, inputting to a spreadsheet, checking or quality control of data (some knowledge of old style writing and geographical knowledge of the county is an advantage) then please contact our Database Co-ordinator:

This ongoing project is co-ordinated by the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) and aims, with the help of the county societies, to transcribe all the burial registers for the period 1813-1837. The latest version is:-

NATIONAL BURIAL INDEX 3

and now contains over 18 million entries from England and Wales, the majority of which have been supplied by the county family history societies – including Northamptonshire FHS who have submitted over 319,000 entries from around 314 parishes covering the above dates and beyond.

For further information and details of coverage please go to www.ffhs.org.uk/projects/nbi/

If you can help with transcribing the remaining parishes for Northamptonshire then please contact:       Angela Malin

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NFHS Database Coordinator

Keith Rippin
16 Cottesmore Road
Stamford
Lincs
PE9 2SQ

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Updated 23-Oct-2016