Searching Available Datasets
TheGenealogist has a large number of databases which can be searched using the Master Search and individually. Some of these are in transcript format and some are in printed book format. All of the records are searchable*, but if you have any difficulties please don't hesitate to get in touch via the 'Contact Us' form.
Once you have signed in, from the main Search Page you will have the Master Search which will search across all record sets.
If you wish to search a specific record set please scroll down the Search page, past the Master Search and you will find all the record sets listed individually on the right hand side.
TheGenealogist is the official site for the Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial records, which you'll find under 'Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes' and also under 'Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Records' on your Search page.
We are also adding transcripts and page images of parish records, trade directories, school records, wills and other publications for various counties and era's, many of which cover periods before the census and civil registration and some are not available elsewhere.
Please click here to see a complete of list of all available datasets available
An important factor to remember when searching through early records is the variation in the calendar system. The Julian Calendar was the standard system until March 1752 which was then replaced by the Gregorian Calendar. According to the Julian Calendar, the first day of the new year was 25th March 'Lady Day', so a full year would run from March 25th to March 24th. Dates between January 1st and March 24th would still be assigned the previous year, for example, January 1st 1744 would either be written as 1744 or 1744/45 to indicate the dual date. At TheGenealogist we use the date as written, so please be aware of this when searching for dates before March 1752.
*excludes Reference Books which are bookmarked and can be browsed by page