Leicestershire Parish, Birth & Christenings Records
This collection contains the indexes of the original parish records of over 198 parishes in Leicestershire England, which is an estimated 3 million names. The transcriptions begin as early as 1510 and end primarily in the early 1900’s. In these records you can expect to find the person’s name, gender, date and place of birth or christening, and name of parents.
Birth certificates represent one of the key primary sources for family information, typically being issued within days of a birth and containing the parents' names at a minimum. Many times they contain additional parental details including places of birth, ages, number of children and religious affiliation for baptism and christening records.