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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The England, Northumberland Miscellaneous Records collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.  
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== What is in the Collection? ==
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This collection contains images of original records. The original records are held by the [http://www.experiencewoodhorn.com/collections/ Northumberland Archives].
  
== Record Description  ==
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Record types in this collection include parish registers, electoral registers, and nonconformist records, among others. Each type of record within the collection was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests.
  
This collection will include records from 1570 to 2005.
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===To Browse this Collection===
 
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This collection includes records from the Northumberland Archives Service. Record types include Parish Registers, Electoral Registers, Non comformist Records, and Parish Chest. The records are from towns and parishes throughout Northumberland.
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Each type of record was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests.
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For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1918635/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation|text = Church of England and Great Britain Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace. England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records. Northumberland Archives Service, Ashington, Northumberland.}}  
 
 
 
[[England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
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=== Image Visibility ===
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images of digitized records available for all users. However, the rights to view images on this website are ultimately granted by the record custodians. Due to their restrictions, the images in this collection are not available for general viewing, but may be accessed at a [https://familysearch.org/locations/ local family history center], at the [[Family History Library]], or online by members of the supporting organization(s).
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These records may include the following information:
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For additional information about image restrictions, please see the [[Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]] page.
  
*Full name  
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== What Can This Collection Tell Me? ==
*Polling district or residence
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Given the variety of records within this collection, the information contained on each record may vary greatly. In general, these records may at least include:
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*Full name of individual
 
*Names of parents, spouse, or other family members  
 
*Names of parents, spouse, or other family members  
 
*Type of event (such as marriage or death)  
 
*Type of event (such as marriage or death)  
*Date and place of the event  
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*Date of the event  
*Names of witnesses
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*Place of the event
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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Before searching, it is best to know the following information:
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*Name of the person
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*Date range for the record
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As you search, compare your results with this information to find a match.
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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=== View the Images ===
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#Go to the collection '''[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1416598/waypoints browse page]'''.
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#Click on the correct '''County''' link.<br>
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#Click on the correct '''Town, Parish/Church''' link.<br>
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#Click on the correct '''Event Type and Year Range (with Volume)''' link to go to the image viewer.
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#Use the onscreen controls to move between record images as you look for a match.
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1918635 England, Northumberland, Cumberland, Durham, miscellaneous records, 1570-2005]. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the registered voter, bride and groom, the infant, or the deceased
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*The place where the event such as a christening, marriage, or death) occurred
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking for, What Now? ===
*The approximate date the event occurred
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*Copy down all the information from the index entry.
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*Make sure to look at an image of the original record. The online index entry only lists the most basic information from a record; the original may contain further information which was not included in the index. Save or print a copy of the image whenever possible.
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*Cite the index entry or image. See below for help citing this collection.
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*Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the estimated age given in a marriage or burial record to calculate an approximate year of birth, if that has yet to be found.
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*Use the information which has been discovered and locate the original parish record or certificate, if possible.
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*Use the information which has been discovered to find the individual in other records. Particularly useful for research in nineteenth-century England are parish registers, [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]], and the [[England Census]].
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*Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives. Note that family members often appear on an individual's vital records, such as in the role of witnesses to a marriage.
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
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*When looking for an individual with a common name, look at all the search results before deciding which is the correct person. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to help with this decision. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records.
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*Try variations of given names and surnames. An individual might appear under a different name in a record for a variety of reasons:
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:- An individual might have been listed under a middle name, [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nickname], or [[Abbreviations Found in Genealogy Records|abbreviation]] of their given name.
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:- Spelling was not standardized for much of the period of this collection, so names were often spelled as recorders heard them. Pay attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try spelling variations that could have that pronunciation.
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:- Some women returned to their maiden names after the death of their husbands.
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*Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible matches. Try expanding the date range as well; this is especially useful in searching baptismal records, as it was not unusual for a child to be baptized weeks or even months after birth.
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*If looking for a parish register, remember that it is entirely possible that the individual in question may not have records in the Church of England at all, but rather might have belonged to a nonconformist denomination. See the [[England Nonconformist Church Records]] page for more information on nonconformist records.
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*Alternatively, if looking for a nonconformist record, it is possible that the individual in question may not have records in a nonconformist denomination. It is possible that they either changed religions at some point in their life or that they undertook Anglican ordinances for whatever reason. See the [[England Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England Parish Registers]] page for more information.
  
Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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For additional help searching online collections see the [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]] page.
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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== Citing this Collection ==
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Citing sources correctly makes it easier to refer to information which has already been found, so proper citations are key to keeping track of research. Correct citations also allow others to check completed research by helping them find and examine records for themselves.
  
'''Searching the Images'''
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Below are the proper citations to use for this collection as well as for individual records and images within the collection:
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "Name of County" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Name of Town, Parish/Church" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Event Type and Year Range (with Volume)" category which will take you to the images.
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{{Collection citation | text= "England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records, 969-2007." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Northumberland Archives Service, Ashington.}} <br>  
  
Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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==== Using the Information  ====
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For example:
 
 
 
*By following your ancestor through the electoral registers, it is possible to determine how long the person remained at a particular residence and to help establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*Use the residence to locate your ancestor in the census and church records.
 
*Use the location of the land to locate land tax assessments and probate records.
 
*The name of the property may also be a clue to the occupation or sect. Occupations can lead you to church or military records.
 
*Watch for titles as they can be clues to social status, occupations, sect, or other family members with the same name.
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
 
*Compile the entries for individuals with the same surnames; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same parish or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
 
 
It is often helpful to extract the information on all individuals with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related. Be sure to extract all individuals before you look at other records. This can help you identify related individuals to look for in other records.
 
 
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
 
 
Some other helpful tips to keep in mind are:
 
 
 
*The residence or abode may be different from the location of the property so your ancestor may be found in records of another locality.
 
*Married family members may have lived nearby but in a separate household so you may want to search an entire town, neighboring towns, or even a county.
 
*Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
 
*Witnesses are usually close family members
 
 
 
====Unable to Find your Ancestor?====
 
 
 
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
 
 
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
*Check for indexes. Local historical and genealogical are often good resources of indexed records.
 
*Search the records of nearby parishes.
 
 
 
==== General Information About These Records  ====
 
 
 
'''Church Records'''  
 
 
 
In 1530, King Henry VIII established the Church in England, also known as the Anglican Church, the State Church, or the Episcopal Church. A law passed in 1537 required ministers to record the baptisms, marriages, and burials that took place in their parishes. Priests recorded these events in registers and kept them at the parish level, which is the lowest level of authority in the Church of England. Within some parishes, chapelries were created to provide for the worship needs of the parishioner when the parish church was not easily accessible. Chapelries sometimes had the authority to perform baptisms, marriages, and burials, so they kept their own registers. Several parishes formed a deanery (presided over by a dean), several deaneries formed an archdeaconry (presided over by an archdeacon), and several archdeaconries formed a diocese (presided over by a bishop).
 
 
 
Beginning in 1598, ministers were required to send copies of their registers to an archdeacon or bishop annually. These copies are referred to as bishops’ transcripts, or sometimes archdeacon transcripts. As a result, two copies of many parish registers exist from 1598 to about the mid-1800s. After civil registration began in 1837, the value of keeping bishops’ transcripts diminished, so by 1870 most parishes had stopped making them.
 
 
 
Banns are proclamations of an intent to marry. After 1754 these banns were required to be read for three consecutive Sundays before a marriage so that anyone with reasons against the marriage could oppose it. Banns were read in both the bride’s parish and the groom’s parish.
 
 
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
 
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=1665 Northumberland Archives Service]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Northumberland]]
 
*[[England Church Records]]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/England_Archives_and_Libraries England Northumberland, Miscelleneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
 
*[[Quick Research Links - England]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor_invite}}
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
 
"England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 22 September 2011), Northumberland &gt; Preston &gt; Electoral registers, 1905 (ERS-20) &gt; image 1 of 2, George Bulman, voter registration 1905; citing Electoral Registers, Northumberland Archives Service, Ashington, Northumberland, England.
 
  
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains images of original records. The original records are held by the Northumberland Archives.

Record types in this collection include parish registers, electoral registers, and nonconformist records, among others. Each type of record within the collection was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for England, Northumberland, Cumberland, Durham, Miscellaneous Records, 969-2007.

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images of digitized records available for all users. However, the rights to view images on this website are ultimately granted by the record custodians. Due to their restrictions, the images in this collection are not available for general viewing, but may be accessed at a local family history center, at the Family History Library, or online by members of the supporting organization(s).

For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

Given the variety of records within this collection, the information contained on each record may vary greatly. In general, these records may at least include:

  • Full name of individual
  • Names of parents, spouse, or other family members
  • Type of event (such as marriage or death)
  • Date of the event
  • Place of the event

How Do I Search the Collection?

Before searching, it is best to know the following information:

  • Name of the person
  • Date range for the record

As you search, compare your results with this information to find a match.

View the Images

  1. Go to the collection browse page.
  2. Click on the correct County link.
  3. Click on the correct Town, Parish/Church link.
  4. Click on the correct Event Type and Year Range (with Volume) link to go to the image viewer.
  5. Use the onscreen controls to move between record images as you look for a match.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy down all the information from the index entry.
  • Make sure to look at an image of the original record. The online index entry only lists the most basic information from a record; the original may contain further information which was not included in the index. Save or print a copy of the image whenever possible.
  • Cite the index entry or image. See below for help citing this collection.
  • Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the estimated age given in a marriage or burial record to calculate an approximate year of birth, if that has yet to be found.
  • Use the information which has been discovered and locate the original parish record or certificate, if possible.
  • Use the information which has been discovered to find the individual in other records. Particularly useful for research in nineteenth-century England are parish registers, civil registration, and the England Census.
  • Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives. Note that family members often appear on an individual's vital records, such as in the role of witnesses to a marriage.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • When looking for an individual with a common name, look at all the search results before deciding which is the correct person. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to help with this decision. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records.
  • Try variations of given names and surnames. An individual might appear under a different name in a record for a variety of reasons:
- An individual might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name.
- Spelling was not standardized for much of the period of this collection, so names were often spelled as recorders heard them. Pay attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try spelling variations that could have that pronunciation.
- Some women returned to their maiden names after the death of their husbands.
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible matches. Try expanding the date range as well; this is especially useful in searching baptismal records, as it was not unusual for a child to be baptized weeks or even months after birth.
  • If looking for a parish register, remember that it is entirely possible that the individual in question may not have records in the Church of England at all, but rather might have belonged to a nonconformist denomination. See the England Nonconformist Church Records page for more information on nonconformist records.
  • Alternatively, if looking for a nonconformist record, it is possible that the individual in question may not have records in a nonconformist denomination. It is possible that they either changed religions at some point in their life or that they undertook Anglican ordinances for whatever reason. See the England Parish Registers page for more information.

For additional help searching online collections see the FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks page.

Citing this Collection

Citing sources correctly makes it easier to refer to information which has already been found, so proper citations are key to keeping track of research. Correct citations also allow others to check completed research by helping them find and examine records for themselves.

Below are the proper citations to use for this collection as well as for individual records and images within the collection:

Collection Citation

"England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records, 969-2007." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Northumberland Archives Service, Ashington.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for England, Northumberland, Cumberland, Durham, Miscellaneous Records, 969-2007.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.