Sunday, April 08, 2012

Church Record Sunday: Easter Book and Parish Rolls

It seems fitting today to look at a church record that is named after Easter. For those with UK ancestors, you may want to check out Easter books or sometimes called Easter Rolls. This tithe was collected on Easter from the mid 16th century to 1836 (Wright).

The following are some resources that describe this tithe. You can also look at the Family History Library Catalog for microfilmed copies of these rolls.


A Guide to Easter Books and Related Parish Listings by S. J. Wright

Easter Books and Church Warden Accounts on Early Modern Paleography

Early Modern Chester 1550-1762 on British History Online


Chapman, Colin R. Pre-1841 Censuses & Population Listings in the British Isles. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co, 1998.

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