The bones were originally discovered in 2010 by archaeologist Kazimir Popkonstantinov, excavating under an ancient church on an island in Bulgaria known as Sveti Ivan, which translates into English as St John.
The knucklebone was one of six human bones, including a tooth and the face part of a cranium, found in small marble sarcophagus under the floor near the altar.
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These records can go all the way up to the late 1800's. For information about other records or for more information about genealogy, there are some links to other useful sources of information included on the site.
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We had suspected that the bones may have been more recent than this, perhaps from the third or fourth centuries.
Poet William Wordsworth married his childhood friend Mary Hutchinson in the parish of Brompton on 4 October 1802.
The marriage register now online at Findmypast shows both their signatures.
This collection comprises beautiful scanned images of the original handwritten registers from 1538 to 1989, alongside fully searchable transcripts of the original documents.
Explore our Yorkshire parish records now The first phase of this landmark project, released today, includes nearly a million parish records from North Yorkshire County Record Office, Doncaster Archives and Local Studies, East Riding Archives and Local Studies Service, Teesside Archives and Sheffield Archives and Local Studies, as well as over 3 million parish records and Bishop’s Transcripts from the Borthwick Institute for Archives (University of York), which cover the whole of Yorkshire including West Yorkshire.
On completion this will be the most comprehensive online repository of Yorkshire family history records anywhere in the world.
Covering a wide area and timeframe, many of Yorkshire’s most famous sons and daughters can be found in the records.
Today we're delighted to announce that we've published four million parish records in partnership with the Yorkshire Digitisation Consortium.
We've worked with six Yorkshire archives to make these records available online for the very first time.
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