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Parish chests

What is a parish chest? A parish chest is just what it sounds like, a chest or strongbox in which the parish registers were kept. Some records exist from as early as the 16th century, Read more…

Sharon
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My own family tree

I thought I would tell you a little about my own family tree. I have been tracing my family tree since the 1980’s. I was always curious from where my family name SIMCOATES came. It Read more…

Sharon