Parish of Llandinam records now online.

This following announcement was written by Findmypast.com:

1 July 2010

 T36,293 new Welsh baptism, marriage and burial records on findmypast.co.uk

We have just added 36,293 parish records for Montgomeryshire to the site. The details of the new records are as follows:
  • Baptisms: 1593-1939: 19,407 new records
  • Marriages: 1591-1837: 1,757 new records
  • Burials: 1574-1940: 15,129 new records
Search our parish records for your ancestors.
This data was provided by the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society.
The Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society has been publishing its data online for a few years now and the Parish of Llandinam records are among the most recent release online.

Up to now, genealogists who have tried to study Church of Wales parish records have been limited to viewing the Bishop Transcripts that the LDS Church have microfilmed.  These records are often incomplete but they do help fill in some of the holes left by missing parish records.

The MGS used both sources to form a more comprehensive index of births, marriages and burials. The MGS added that the Llandinam parish indexes will soon be available in booklet form from the parishchest.com website.

Findmypast.com is available online either by pay-per-view or by subscription.  It is also available for free at local LDS Family History Centres.

As for the search experience on Findmypast.com, the interface is clean and easy to understand.  I, however, do find the search functions rather lacking.  I would have liked to have had the ability to search by maiden names and by individual parishes.

All-in-all, the completion of the Llandinam parish records is a big step into better understanding how the Kinsey family fits in with its Montgomeryshire context.

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