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[[Image:England-cambridgeshire.png|thumb|right|England-cambridgeshire.png]] __TOC__ '''Cambridgeshire is an inland county&nbsp;located in the central part of [[England|England]].'''  
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|}<br>Guide to '''Cambridgeshire ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
{{Click|File:Cambridgeshire OGR2.png|Cambridgeshire, England Online Genealogy Records}}
== Featured Content ==
=== County Information ===
"CAMBRIDGESHIRE, an inland county; bounded, on the NW, by Northampton; on the N by Lincoln; on the E, by Norfolk and Suffolk: on the S, by Essex and Herts; and on the W, by Beds and Huntingdon...  
'''Cambridgeshire is an inland county which comprised part of the region known as East Anglia in east central [[England Genealogy|England]].'''  " John Marius Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales'' (1870-72). <br>
"The county contains 152 parishes, part of another parish, and 3 extra-parochial tracts, besides the parishes and extra-parochial colleges of Cambridge...
=== Parishes  ===
"The assizes are held at Cambridge; and quarter sessions at Cambridge, Ely, and Wisbeach... The county is in the diocese of Ely, and constitutes the archdeaconry of Ely, and the deanery of Fordham in the archdeaconry of Sudbury...&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#dddddd" align="center" valign="middle" height="30" | <center>Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Cambridgeshire '''parishes:'''<br>[[Cambridgeshire Parishes#A|A]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#B|B]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#C|C]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#D|D]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#E|E]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#F|F]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#G|G]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#H|H]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#I|I]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#J|J]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#K|K]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#L|L]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#M|M]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#N|N]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#O|O]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#P|P]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#Q|Q]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#R|R]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#S|S]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#T|T]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#U|U]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#V|V]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#W|W]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#X|X]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#Y|Y]] [[Cambridgeshire Parishes#Z|Z]]</center>
"The places of worship, in 1851, in the county proper, were 176 of the Church of England, 38 of Independents, 72 of Baptists, 3 of Quakers, 2 of Unitarians, 57 of Wesleyan Methodists, 39 of Primitive Methodists, 5 of Wesleyan Reformers, 1 of Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, 5 of isolated congregations, 2 of Latter Day Saints, 3 of Roman Catholics, and 1 of Jews.&nbsp;
[http://maps.familysearch.org Interactive map] of Cambridgeshire parishes.
"Population in 1801 was 89,346; in 1821, 122,387; in 1841, 164,459; in 1861, 176,016..."&nbsp;
=== Civil Registration Districts  ===
The above extract comes from:&nbsp; John Marius Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales'' (1870-72).&nbsp; Read the full a<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1233959170239_373" />ccount online at [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=843320&word=NULL Vision of Britain].&nbsp;<br>
List of [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/cam.htm Cambridgeshire Civil Registration Districts.]
The modern county of Cambridgeshire covers a much larger area than the historic one. In the Middle Ages '''Cambridgeshire '''covered only what is now the south-eastern part of the county, while the '''Isle of Ely '''to the north and '''[[Huntingdonshire|Huntingdonshire]] '''to the west were separate counties in their own right. In the late 19th century the Isle of Ely was incorporated into Cambridgeshire, and in 1974 Huntingdonshire joined too. From 1974 to 1998 Cambridgeshire also included the '''Soke of Peterborough''', which is now a separate city-level authority.
=== Websites  ===
Historical records of all these places, with the exception of Peterborough, are now held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies. Records of ancient Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely are held at Cambridgeshire Archives, at Shire Hall in Cambridge. Records of the former county of Huntingdonshire are held at Huntingdonshire Archives, in Grammar School Walk, Huntingdon.  
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/CAM/| Genuki]
*Cambridgeshire Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=5.0 RootsChat Cambridgeshire Resources and help pages. (Free)].
*[http://publicrecordsearch.co.uk/england/cambridgeshire-county-public-records/ Public Records Search]
*[http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/directory/17/archive_collections Cambridge County Council]
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{{Geographic Location
|title = '''Neighbouring counties'''
== Research Tools  ==
|Centre = Cambridgeshire
|North = [[Lincolnshire, England Genealogy|Lincolnshire]]
*[[Cambridgeshire, England, Baptism Index 1801-1837|Cambridgeshire Baptism Index 1801 to 1837]]  
|Northeast = [[Norfolk, England Genealogy|Norfolk]]
*[http://calm.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/ArchiveCatalogue/SearchArchives.htm Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies online catalogue]
|East = [[Suffolk, England Genealogy|Suffolk]]
|Southeast = [[Essex, England Genealogy|Essex]]
== Jurisdictions  ==
|South = [[Hertfordshire, England Genealogy|Hertfordshire]], [[Essex Genealogy|Essex]]
|Southwest = [[Bedfordshire, England Genealogy|Bedfordshire]]
Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Cambridgeshire.&nbsp; From this map you will be able to determine the Civil Registration District, Deanery, Poor Law Union, Hundred, Probate District, of every parish.
|West = [[Huntingdonshire, England Genealogy|Huntingdonshire]]
|Northwest = [[Northamptonshire, England Genealogy|Northamptonshire]]
==== Civil Districts  ====
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When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Cambridgeshire was divided into ten districts.&nbsp; More were added over time.&nbsp;&nbsp;Go to the [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/cam.htm GENUKI] website&nbsp;to see a list of districts and the parishes they contain.
Read more about [[England Civil Registration]].
==== Parishes  ====
See a list of the [[Parishes in Cambridgeshire|parishes]] in Cambridgeshire with links to articles.
==== Probate Jurisdictions  ====
Before 1858, every town and parish in Cambridgeshire was under the probate jurisdiction of one or more ecclesiastical court.&nbsp; To see lists of Cambridgeshire places and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them, go to [[Cambridgeshire Probate Records]].
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
*[http://maps.familysearch.org England Jurisdictions], 1851 is an interactive map of all the parishes in each of the counties of England. Learn about its features and functions. This site also includes OS maps for the country.
*[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-camb-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
== Websites  ==
The [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/CAM/ GENUKI] (Genealogy for the United Kingdom and Ireland) website has links for Cambridgeshire research.
[[Category:Cambridgeshire, England|.]][[Category:Counties of England]]
To view an excellent list of web sites and/or web pages for Cornwall and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/cambridgeshire.htm FHLFavorites.info] and/or [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/cambridgeshire.htm FHLFavorites.com].
<br> {{Geographic Location
|title = '''Neighbouring counties'''
|Centre    = Cambridgeshire
|North    = [[Lincolnshire]]
|Northeast = [[Norfolk]]
|East      = [[Suffolk]]
|Southeast = [[Essex]]
|South    = [[Hertfordshire]], [[Essex]]
|Southwest = [[Bedfordshire]]
|West      = [[Huntingdonshire]]
|Northwest = [[Northamptonshire]]
}} {{England counties}} </div>

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


County Information

Cambridgeshire is an inland county which comprised part of the region known as East Anglia in east central England. " John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72).


Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Cambridgeshire parishes:

Interactive map of Cambridgeshire parishes.

Civil Registration Districts

List of Cambridgeshire Civil Registration Districts.