England, Cambridge Parish Registers, 1538-1983 is a free collection at FamilySearch with an index to christening, marriage and burial entries from the county of Cambridge from 1538 to 1983.


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What Can I Learn from Parish Records?


Christening records may include:

  • Name
  • Christening date
  • Christening place
  • Gender
  • Names of parents


Marriage records may include:

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Marital status
  • Names of parents
  • Estimated year of birth


Burial records may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Burial date
  • Burial place
  • Age
  • Estimated birth year


How Can Parish Records Help Me Find Other Records?


With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Look at an image of the original record when possible. The online index entry only lists the most basic information from a record; the original may contain further information. Save a copy of the image whenever possible
  • Use the information to find the person and other family members in census records
  • Use death information to search for cemetery or obituary records
  • Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives. Remember that family members often appear on an individual’s vital records, such as in the role of witnesses to a marriage


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