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Approximate record counts*
Key record collections
Findmypast
Ancestry
MyHeritage
1939 Register of England & Wales
34,000,000
-
-
British & Irish Newspapers (pages)
20,000,000
-
-
Cheshire parish
6,500,000
100,000
-
Devonshire parish
7,000,000
100,000
-
East Kent parish
2,500,000
100,000
-
Hertfordshire parish
2,000,000
100,000
-
Leicestershire parish
3,000,000
100,000
-
Lincolnshire parish
3,000,000
100,000
-
Norfolk parish
6,000,000
100,000
-
Nottinghamshire parish
3,000,000
100,000
-
Rutland parish
500,000
100,000
-
Shropshire parish
2,500,000
100,000
-
Staffordshire parish
4,500,000
100,000
-
Welsh parish
6,000,000
100,000
-
Westminster parish
4,500,000
100,000
-
Wiltshire parish
5,000,000
100,000
-
Yorkshire parish
17,500,000
5,000,000
-
School admissions 1870-1914
8,500,000
3,000,000
-
British in India
2,500,000
-
-
Electoral Registers (images)
5,500,000
2,000,000
-
English & Scottish Roman Catholic parish registers
2,000,000
1,000,000
-
Federation of Family History Society records
45,000,000
-
-
Crime, prisoners and punishment
6,000,000
2,000,000
-
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*Record counts rounded to the nearest 100k

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