Parish Chest Records
Parish Records aren't just about registers of christenings, marriages and burials There is much more and can be as diverse as early census extracts, pauper examinations, bastardy bonds, parish apprenticeships, militia lists and churchwardens’ accounts. Covering several centuries they can provide real glimpses into rural village life but they can also provide rich genealogical detail and help to track movements of agricultural labourers and domestic servants.
In his spare time Alec keeps rare-breed horses and ponies (Dales & Irish Draught), two cats and chickens and enjoys listening to smooth jazz. However, Alec lectures regularly for the family history community and currently teaches the Nonconformity and Occupation modules for the Joint SoG/Pharos Tutors online Family History (Intermediate) Skills and Strategies course