Sources - General




This page contains links to various collections of Lovelock and Loveluck records which are not restricted to a particular UK county or even to a single country:








GRO Records for England and Wales

The General Register Office (GRO) is part of Her Majesty's Passport Office and oversees civil registration in England and Wales. The Office maintains the national archive of all births, marriages and deaths dating back to 1837.

Records on this website: A large number of Lovelock birth, death and marriage events registered with the GRO were provided by Malcolm Lovelock and Robert Sterry. However, not all Lovelock events had been extracted (see below). Most of the records were extracted directly from the GRO Indices by Malcolm and Robert, but the database also includes information provided by Gwen Eastment, John Dixon, and Alison Turner.
Last updated 2-Feb-2002.

Disclaimer: Although every effort was made to avoid errors, complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed in the transcription of such a large number of extracts from films, some of which were in poor condition.

The records are available as an Access Database, an Excel spreadsheet (with separate worksheets for births, marriages and deaths) or in HTML format as separate pages for:
GRO Lovelock births, GRO Lovelock marriages and GRO Lovelock deaths

A set of tables shows which events had been systematically extracted for which years/quarters by Malcolm and Robert. There is also some data for other events/years/quarters, mostly from other contributors (see above).

Post-1983 Records: Transcriptions from the data at the Ancestry.co.uk, Findmypast.co.uk or the genealogist.co.uk websites have been undertaken by Julie Goucher, Sue Lovelock and others of all available Lovelock and Loveluck entries from 1985 to 2007. The transcriptions are accessible through the links in the table below. Once again every effort has been made to avoid errors but complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed when transcribing such a large number of entries. Each link will take you to other tables containing the Birth, Marriage and Death data (as at 1 Sep 2018) for the particular year listed in the table. Births are recorded in alphabetical order of the first names of the individuals; Marriages are recorded in month order, and alphabetically within each month according to the first names of the Lovelock spouse; Deaths are recorded in month order, and alphabetically within each month according to the first names of the individual. Loveluck entries in all cases follow the Lovelock entries and the individuals' names are in bold.

 
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007


The records of Deaths from 2007 to 2017 presently available on the above websites are probably far from complete. However the data that was available from Ancestry.co.uk and Fimdmypast.co.uk at 15 Sep 2018 has been transcribed and may be accessed here: Lovelock Deaths from 2007 - 2017  (Note that there are no Loveluck deaths recorded as at 15 Sep 2018). Where the deceased left a Will there is a link to our page of extractions from the UK Find a Will website.


FreeBMD:
To quote from the FreeBMD web site: "FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records." Since the records referred to at the head of this section that Malcolm and Robert extracted were compiled the amount of data available on the FreeBMD Web site has increased enormously, and is continually evolvingSo if you don't find what you're looking for in those files, you should try FreeBMD itself. In addition, a large number of digital images of the GRO indexes are available on the Free BMD site.

Currently, Free BMD record coverage is a little patchy in a few places from 1978 onwards, although images and data for some births, marriages and deaths are available up to Oct-Dec 1983 (Free BMD's planned end-date). There are Lovelock and Loveluck birth and marriage entries until the end of 1983, but only a few Lovelock death entries after Oct-Dec 1982 (true at Sep 2018).

Others: Indexes of GRO records for various periods are also available on the Ancestry subscription web site, on the familyrelatives pay-per-view site, or on the findmypast website on either a subscription or pay-per-view basis.

Military and War Records

        UK Data:

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              uniforms

Overseas Records of British Nationals

Wills and Probate

Wills for England and Wales are available through the UK Find a Will web site.

The databases include wills and probate dating back to 1858. Database searches are free of charge, and
the results include relevant scanned pages, with summaries of the corresponding wills. There is a 10 fee
for a copy of the complete will, but the summaries (for entries up to 1996) provide the essential details.

Transcribed Lovelock entries are accessible from the links below.
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Details of other Lovelock wills for Berkshire can be found on the Berkshire Sources page.

Other Records