SEARCH SERVICES

The Society offers various search services on its recorded databases to assist the researcher. If you want to see which surnames we have on file there is a searchable table, but it does take a few seconds to load. <Click to View>

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

Search results are presented as a set of search reports in pdf format, one for each database searched.  Please note that not all parish records are complete, particularly the baptism records, which are still a “work in progress”.  Search Reports can be provided as hard-copy or copied to a memory stick, if you visit us at a family history event, or e-mailed if you send us an enquiry.

Searches are charged at a per/record rate but equating roughly to £1.50 per printed A4 sheet.  The charges total is adjusted to accord with the Genfair payments structure for on-line payments which allows payments in increments or multiples of £3, £5 and £10 or any combination thereof.  Minimum charge £3 (any record for which we hold an index only is included without charge).

Please see below for details on each of our databases.

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 in poor condition include many entries which are difficult to read.

BAPTISMS DATABASE

Our volunteers have been transcribing baptism entries for some years and these are now being brought together within one database.  Currently, however, there is a comparatively limited amount of Baptisms data.  The entries can also be searched online on www.findmypast.co.uk

MARRIAGE DATABASE

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.

For information about charges please refer to the section above entitled Search Services.

Please email us for a quote first, giving details of Surname, Forename and where applicable, dates and parish.   

Email: pnd@northants-fhs.org 

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

NB – Over 95,000 of these marriages can be searched online on www.findmypast.co.uk
Find My Past Parish Registers Collection.Click <FMP> for details 

BURIALS DATABASE

The Personal Names Database contains an index to these registers.  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 FMP Parish Registers Collection. Click <FMP> for details

For information about charges please refer to the section above entitled Search Services.

Please email us for a quote first, giving details of Surname, Forename and where applicable, dates and parish.   

Email: pnd@northants-fhs.org 

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

 

PERSONAL NAMES DATABASE

The Personal Names Database (PND) was started in 1993 as a joint project with the Northamptonshire Record Office (NRO) and is a ‘finding aid’ with over 1,350,000 names and is still growing.  It does not link family members or parties to a marriage.

Searches may be limited to either a specific period, specific place or specific forename in addition to the surname.

For information about charges please refer to the section above entitled Search Services.

Please email us for a quote first, giving details of Surname, Forename and where applicable, dates and parish.   

Email: Personal Names Database 

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