About Us


East Trent Genealogy began in 2010, when the unique opportunity arose to transcribe many of the original parish registers from the East Trent Benefice, which were, at that time, still in the churches. Being interested in local and family history for many years, we were surprised to find that limited transcriptions existed for many of these registers, and none at all in some cases. An enthusiastic resolve to rectify the situation was made there and then, and this website is the ongoing result of those endeavours.

All transcriptions have been made by us from original material or images of original material, and is as accurate as possible given the limitations of reading the handwriting. As well as parish register transcriptions, we intend to add transcriptions of censuses, monumental inscriptions (with photos of the gravestones), electoral registers and much more - we are only limited by the time it takes and the amount of historical data we can find! Keep checking our What's New page for the latest additions.

Christine Hasman

Ever since finding a partially completed family tree slipped in the back of a book when helping to clear her grandmother's house more than 20 years ago, Christine has been a keen genealogist, researching her family tree and her husband Ian's back to the 16th century. This soon led to more projects, including family history research for many of her friends and embarkation on a Quibell one-name study. She regularly offers help and advice on the Ancestry message boards and has helped to break down a number of "brick walls" for researchers around the world.

In the last 10 years, Christine has become interested in local history and in the availability of historical data to the general public. With a BSc honours degree in Chemistry & Computer Studies and over 20 years working in the telecoms software industry, she has decided to combine this experience with her interests and the East Trent Genealogy website is the result.

Christine is in the process of taking up genealogy & local history as a career and is married to Ian, who has cajoled and supported her with the development of East Trent Genealogy from the very beginning.