Each record will provide you with a transcript of the key facts from the original records. A small number of records will also provide you with an image. The details will vary depending on the age and condition of the original document. You will find a combination of the following facts:
County and country
Records year range
Archive and reference
Document type – either bishop’s transcripts or parish registers
Images The records with images were provided by the College of Arms, the official heraldic authority for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and much of the Commonwealth including Australia and New Zealand. The records will provide you with details found in the original parish register.
Prior to the introduction of civil registration in 1837, all vital events were recorded in the parish registers. They were maintained at a parish level and copies, called bishop’s transcripts, were sent to the overseeing bishop of that parish. Baptism records are useful for anyone tracing their family tree because they provide the names of your ancestor’s parents, another generation to add to the growing family tree. You will also discover your ancestor’s birthplace. A location will help you to narrow your search for more documents related to the family.
The Buckinghamshire baptism index was created from the original records held at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies. Buckinghamshire is located in South East England and is one of the home counties. The largest town is Milton Keyes, and the county town is Aylesbury.