Snelston, Derbyshire Genealogy
Guide to Snelston, Derbyshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Snelston St Peter Derbyshire
|Poor Law Union||Ashbourne|
|Parish registers: 1575; For more records see Norbury|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1664|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Derbyshire Record Office|
SNELSTON (St. Peter), a parish, in the hundred of Appletree, S. division of the county of Derby, 2½ miles (S. W.) from Ashbourn. 
Once a parochial chapelry of Norbury, Snelston became a separate parish in 1871 although in keeping with parochial chapelries it has it's own registers from 1575. Unfortunately Snelston is one of those parishes where damage has occured to the registers, this time by floodwater.
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.
Snelston parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|Snelston St Peter (1575) Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1575-1912
Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1664-1868 Mar 1664-1838 Burials 1664-1868
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.
Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Derbyshire 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
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Snelston on GENUKI