The Society offers various database search services to assist the researcher.

Searches can be conducted on one or any of the Baptisms, Personal Names, Marriages, Burials or Probate index databases using Family Surname, Given Name, date or any combination of search parameters.

See below for details on each of our databases

Obtaining a Search.
Search results are presented in pdf format, one for each database searched. Please note that there is not yet full county coverage on any of the databases. Search Reports can be provided as hard-copy or e-mailed to you. Searches are charged at a per/record rate but equating roughly to £1.50 per printed A4 sheet.

Please e-mail us for a quote in the first instance, giving details of surname, forename and where applicable, dates and parish.  E-mail

Details of how to pay for searches will be included as part of your quotation.

DISCLAIMER: Whilst every effort has been made to transcribe the registers accurately, no responsibility can be accepted for errors in, or omissions from, the transcripts.  The researcher is always advised to check the original records to verify entries in the database.  It must be remembered that some registers are in poor condition include many entries which are difficult to read.


Our volunteers have been transcribing baptism entries for some years and these are now being brought together within one database. Also over 114,000 entries can also be searched online on


Work on this project is ongoing and does not yet cover the whole county. It currently contains approximately 120,000 marriages from 250+ different parishes.Each entry contains the full details of the marriage entries as shown in the parish register including witnesses.

As an index of all names contained in the marriages database is included in the Society’s Personal Names Database. Over 95,000 of these marriages can be searched online on


The Burials database contains the full entry from the Parish Register and is complete for the Anglican church for the period 1813-1837 as well as containing much data from outside these dates.  The data can also be searched online at the FindMyPast Parish Registers Collection. Click <FMP> for details.


The Personal Names Database (PND) was started in 1993 as a joint project with the Northamptonshire Archives. It is an index only database showing surname, forename, year, parish and reference to the source of the entry. It is best used as ‘finding aid’ with over 1,350,000 names. It does not link family members or parties to a marriage.As well as some parish register entries, it has records from hospital admission books, militia lists, land tax and other miscellaneous sources.