2 million Hertfordshire parish records arrive at FindMyPast

FindMyPast have added 2 million Hertfordshire parish records.

FindMyPast have added another batch of parish records to their site – and again they’ve covered one of the parishes in which my relatives lived – Barkway.

FindMyPast.co.uk logoMy Head and Barker families lived in Barkway, Hertfordshire during the 19th Century, and the latest joint venture between FindMyPast and Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, will now allow me to research this branch further.

My research into the Head branch contained a few candidates for relatives, so hopefully these ‘new’ records will allow me to expand the tree further back.

The new records for Barkway are:

  • Baptism 1538-1836
  • Banns 1754-1928
  • Marriages 1538-1837
  • Burials 1538-1916

The records are just one of the many parishes that were added in this massive 2 million record update.

So, thank you FindMyPast, there goes my weekend!

Tombstone Tuesday: Head

TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: Continuing the Geneabloggers meme with a headstone in Barkway, Hertfordshire for Thomas Head and his wife Sarah Cane, formerly Head.

Thomas Head
Thomas Head and his wife, who remarried.

This headstone belonging initially to Thomas Head stood out – he was joined by his wife upon her death, who is noted as his widow but had become the wife of another man.

This is the first time i’ve seen a stone recognising a later relationship – which leads me to wonder where George Cane was buried….