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May 6th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Viewing Parish Records in the UK

This question is sort of related to travel as I will be coming from the US to London next week. I have been doing some genealogy research on my ancestors who were married in London in the 1880's before emigrating to the US. I would like to visit the church and view the marriage entry in the Parish Record. The church is St. Andrews, Hammersmith and Fulham, in West Kensington. Are the records kept at the church and do I need an appt. to see them? Who should I contact regarding this? The pastor or other?

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May 6th, 2012, 12:28 PM
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in the first instance, i would contact the vicar.

here's the link:

good luck!
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May 6th, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Annhig--I didn't get the link. How would you contact the Vicar, by e-mail?

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May 6th, 2012, 12:54 PM
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oops - here it is:

http://www.standrewsfulham.com/

the contact us button has several e-mail addresses including the vicar.

yes, that's what I'd do.
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May 6th, 2012, 01:54 PM
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I doubt if they are held at the church as the UK has had these records centralised for a couple of hundred years. Google "registrar births deaths marriages" or look at any Uk genealogy website
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May 6th, 2012, 01:57 PM
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The parish records for St Andrews are held at the London Metropolitan Archives and are not at the church.
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May 6th, 2012, 11:30 PM
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Anglican marriage records after 1851 almost never differ in any respect from the civic records held in public registers - available online from the General Register Office and on microfilm at your nearest Mormon Family History Centre.

Church of England priests in effect act as government agents for marriages, and since the State created a uniform standard in England for record keeping, the forms they filled in were simply those subsequently filed in the General Register system.

Other denominations' church marriage records sometimes (though rarely) carry a smidgeon of other information, post 1851 Anglican baptism and funeral records (also kept in the London Metropolitan Archives) sometimes tell you things the GRO birth and death certificates don't and pre-1851 you usually need church records for English marriages (the Scottish public system goes back centuries further). But after 1851, Anglican church marriage records rarely help family genealogists.
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