Projects – Database preparation and transcriptions

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.

Personal Names Database (PND)

The PND is an index to names appearing in documents and includes entries from parish registers, quarter sessions, poor law, hospital record book, militia lists, poor law and other miscellaneous documents, mostly held at Northamptonshire Record Office.

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:

Marriage Database 

The Society is presently transcribing the deposited Marriage Registers for the period 1754 and 1837.
With around 320 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). A large number of marriage entries can be searched online on FindMyPast.

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


Burials Database 

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). The entries are complete for period 1813-1837 and coverage extends to many parishes outside this time span.
All of the entries submitted to the Federation of Family History Society National Burial Index can be search online on FindMyPast.
Please click here to take you to the Burial Database Search service.

Baptisms Database 

This is a new project which will include the full entry from the parish register. 39 parishes registers have already been placed on FindMyPast.  A large amount of the data appears in index format on our PND and we are working hard to add the additional parish entry details to this database.