Revision of the Manorial Documents Register
The National Archives and the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) are cooperating to improve the contents and accuracy of the Manorial Documents Register and make all of it accessible to the world at large. Funding from The Federation has helped bring forward four additional county projects. As a result, Wiltshire is already completed and launched online. Work on Northumberland, Northamptonshire and Kent is currently in progress.
Manorial documents have huge potential for family and local historians because they contain information about the lives of ordinary people going back to a period when few other sources may be available. They also add richness and detail to the information researchers can obtain from parish registers and wills. We are therefore very pleased to support the revision of the register and improve access to these important records.
Why not visit the online map to see the extent of progress of the whole project? All the remaining counties in England and Wales should be completed by 2020.