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Guide to Balsham, Cambridgeshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Balsham, Cambridgeshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Radfield
County Cambridgeshire
Poor Law Union Linton PLU
Registration District Linton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1602
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Camps
Diocese Ely
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Cambridgeshire Record Office

Contents

Parish History

BALSHAM (Holy Trinity), a parish, in the union of Linton, hundred of Radfield, county of Cambridge, 3 miles (N. E. by N.) from Linton.[1]

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records

Church of England: Balsham

  • Parish Registers begin in 1558
  • Bishop Transcripts in 1602

Non-Church of England denaominations identified in Balsham include:

  • Baptist
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Socitey of Friends/Quaker

>Parish registers for Balsham, 1558-1876 are on FHL Film # 1040403 Items 9-18 at the Family History Library or through a Family History Center.

>Bishop Transcripts for Balsham, 1602-1876 are on FHL Film # 1485267at the Family History Library or through a Family History Center.
The original registers are deposited at the Cambridgeshire Record Office and the Society of Genealogists.

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241224.

 

Poor Law Unions

Linton Poor Law Union, Cambridgeshire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cambridgeshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

Balsham on [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/CAM/Balsham/index.html GENUKI

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 08 January 2014.

 

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