Researching    RC    family    history    in penal    times    is    difficult    because    of the   scarcity   of   relevant   records   and the     wide     variety     of     depositories where   these   records   might   be   found. However,    for    the    period    after    the Catholic       Relief       Acts,       i.e.       the nineteenth     century     and     beyond, sacramental    registers    are    generally available         which         provide         a continuous       record       of       Catholic families.      These      are      a      valuable supplement   to   civil   records   such   as the     Census     Enumerators     Returns and       the       Registry       of       Births, Marriages and Deaths.
From   North   and   East   Yorkshire,   the areas    where    Fr    Postgate    was    active, most      of      the      older      sacramental registers       are       in       Middlesbrough Diocesan   Archives.   For   access   to   these records      please   email   details   of   your enquiry to: In     addition,     these     registers     have recently    been    photographed    by    the family    history    firm    FindmyPast     and are    freely    available    to    view    online. Press   the   following   link   to   go   to   the relevant page on their website:
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