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Jumper
08-10-2008, 8:19 PM
hi Everyone,

My ancesters came from Cornwall and Devon, I have with the help of my
brother and several other persons got back to the marriage of Henry Cross
and Grace Frost in Lifton (Devon) parish church on the 6th April 1738.
We are trying to find out where Henry or Grace came from?
Obviously getting this far back our only hope is that they came either from
Lifton or somewhere close if we are to find them

When we did the tree back in 2002 we stopped at 1738 however now that
we have more time on our hands we want if possible to get back further.

Question 1 Would Lifton Parish Church actually hold the records for baptisms and marriages on site and if so how does one get a look at them.
My brother actually visited the Church a couple of years ago but found the
curate there very unhelpful.

Has anyone actually seen the records in Lifton Parish Church?

Question 2 To view the records at Exeter Does one actually have to book
up before hand, Does any one know of a service locally to Lifton that
does Genealogical searches.

Question 3 Does Parish Chest do a similar service - Mike Brown who used
to run it did? He is now retired! Has anyone used a similar service?

Thats it for the time being All the Best,|nopity| look forward to some replies

Jumper

Jan1954
08-10-2008, 8:34 PM
My ancesters came from Cornwall and Devon, I have with the help of my
brother and several other persons got back to the marriage of Henry Cross
and Grace Frost in Lifton (Devon) parish church on the 6th April 1738.
We are trying to find out where Henry or Grace came from? I have therefore slid this post onto the Devon forum

Question 1 Would Lifton Parish Church actually hold the records for baptisms and marriages on site and if so how does one get a look at them.The Parish Records (http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/democracycommunities/neighbourhoods-villages/record_office/record_offices_in_devon/parish_register_list/dpr_l.htm) are held by the Devon Records Office.


Question 2 To view the records at Exeter Does one actually have to book up before hand, Does any one know of a service locally to Lifton that does Genealogical searches. Have a look at what help is available at the Records Office (http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/community/the_county/record_office/record_offices_in_devon/record_offices.htm).


Question 3 Does Parish Chest do a similar service Have a look at Parish Chest (http://www.parishchest.com/) and put Lifton into the search box to see what is available.

Good luck with your search,

DOB7
09-10-2008, 2:22 AM
There is an OPC for Lifton - Diana Perry, who may be able to help you - check GENUKI's page for the parish at http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/Lifton/ for resources that are available.

Peter Goodey
09-10-2008, 8:16 AM
Have a look at the services offered by Devon RO

http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/democracycommunities/neighbourhoods-villages/record_office/dro-photocopying.htm

The Society of Genealogists library have some or all of Lifton registers on microform.

http://www.sog.org.uk/index.shtml

Jumper
10-10-2008, 2:52 PM
Dob7

Many thanks I have used Diane Perry before she is really helpful

Jumper
10-10-2008, 2:52 PM
Peter,

many thanks will do