27th February 2014
At Who Do You Think You Are? Live, TheGenealogist launched ‘The National Collection of Tithe Records’ in an exclusive partnership with The National Archives. For the first time you are able to search over 11 million records and view the original documents online.
The Tithe Records provide a unique view into our ancestral heritage by providing details of ownership and occupancy of land throughout England and Wales, revealing a wealth of information about people, places and landmarks in the Victorian era. The Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 meant records were taken, as with the Doomsday Book, of the land ownership and occupancy, land uses and sizes, and the rents to be paid.
Tenants and landowners from 11,000 parishes across England and Wales are featured in the records. This provides the opportunity to discover whether your ancestors were landowners and how their land was put to use, or if tenants or occupiers, which plots of land they were living or working on.
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