This is a collection of special web links which we consider very useful in our research efforts.
The LDS IGI currently serves as the best index for many parish registers in England. Tip: Use Control-F to find a parish name. Some (like St Botolph Bishopsgate) appear a number of times, in different places. Once you’ve clicked on a batch number you can browse through the whole batch (which is in alphabetical order by surname) by leaving the surname box blank and clicking “Submit Query.” Caveat: The batch list will contain only the first 5000 batch entries. To look beyond that you have to enter a surname, we think.
These databases are from a joint Ancestry.com / London Metropolitan Archives / Guildhall Library Manuscripts, London project, which is not yet (2010) finished. Over 10,000 greater London area parish registers have been scanned and put in the databases. Indexing is not yet complete, but the IGI indexes can be used to help. Use the links above as a handy way to return to a starting point (close the earlier window).