Parish Register Transcriptions
The parish registers of Nottinghamshire are held by Nottinghamshire Archives. The Society has a long term project to transcribe all of the baptism and burial registers and publish the transcriptions.
To date, some 1,027,000 baptism records and 674,000 burial records have been transcribed.
These transcriptions are in addition to the 346,000 marriage records that the Society members have indexed.
You can see the complete list of what we have published so far by clicking this link. This link is to a document in pdf format. You will need an application, such as Acrobat® Reader, or a suitable plug-in for your browser to look at it.
The project would welcome help with transcribing, proof reading and corrections, as well as general management.
Microfiche copies of the registers from Nottinghamshire Archives are transcribed, record by record, into a spreadsheet. To help with this work at home, you will need a fiche reader and a computer with a spreadsheet application. The Society may be able to lend you a fiche reader if you do not have one. To help with this work at Nottinghhamshire Archives on a Members Meeting evening, come along at about 5.30 pm with a laptop/tablet and use an Archives fiche reader.
Work has now started on the non-conformist registers of Nottinghamshire. Photographs of the non-conformist marriages registers have been taken and transcriped into a spreadsheet, either from a printed copy or from an on-line image, has started.
Each spreadsheet is printed out and the printed copy compared with the original fiche, printed copy or on-line image in the proof reading stage. Again, you may need a fiche reader and computer with a spreadsheet application for this phase of the work.
Once the proof reading is complete, the original spreadsheet is corrected and then entered into the database ready for publication. For this phase a computer with a spreadsheet application is needed.
General management tasks include printing spreadsheets, entering data into Microsoft® Access® databases.
If you would like to help with any aspect of this project contact the Society for more details.
The image of a 1594 parish register is used by kind permission of Nottinghamshire Archives.