‘FamilySearch’ is a organisation supported by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka the Mormon Church) and was set up to help people to trace their ancestors. Church members believe that if you know the name of an ancestor who lived before the Mormon Church was set up, the dead ancestor can be baptised into the Church. The ancestor’s spirit will then be brought into the presence of God and united with all the rest of their Mormon family already in Paradise. A vast amount of useful data has been collected from all over the world, including Herefordshire.
Accessing the database.
As at July 2013, ten sets of transcriptions cover Bosbury baptisms (1559-1897), marriages (1559-1901) and burials (1559-1812) and the Batch numbers are as follows:
There are some points to mention. The LDS record is not complete. In 1759, it doesn’t include the marriages of James Clarke and Margaret Gwilliam on 19th February, John Weaver and Eleanor Gardiner on 30th June and William Symonds and Mary Stoaks on 29th July. Also there seem to be occasional errors. It records the marriage of Johannes Fareley to Elizabetham Troyt on 2nd April 1627. Having checked the LDS microfilms in Herefordshire Archive and Records Office, the bridegroom’s name is John Finch.