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From: "Paul Gaskell" <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] Parish Records
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 22:42:23 +0100
Pauline Kirschner <> wrote ......
> Is/was there a Methodist church in Leigh in the late 1800's? What other
churches (excluding RC) were in the area?
The best book for answers to this kind of question is the SOG published
"National Index of Parish Registers". This is a county by county series, and
Lancashire is Volume 10 Part 2. It is compiled by Peter Park.
The NIPR basically lists all churches in the pre-1974 county of Lancashire,
which was far bigger than the Lancashire of today. Park then goes on to
detail the periods covered by the parish registers and Bishop's Transcripts,
and where these are held. He also gives details of microfilm copies and
their locations, as well as any transcripts or indexes.
This book is a must for serious researchers in Lancashire. It can be
purchased from Family Tree Magazine, or from the SOG on-line booksales.
Oxfordshire Family History Society
E mail ;
Society meetings at Kidlington, usually on the fourth Monday of the month
Computer Group meets in Oxford on the first Monday of alternate months
Research centre at Stanton St John open on an "ad hoc" basis
Open Day at Didcot on Saturday 6 October 2001
For microfiche, books, search services and much more
Further details ; www.ofhs.org.uk