WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL NETWORK OF OPC SCHEMES
The idea of the Online Parish Clerk Scheme was the first conceived by researchers in Cornwall in 2001. Since then several other counties have set up a scheme which have one aim in common - to gather together as much geneaology resources in one place listed parish by parish within the county. The schemes are run by volunteers who freely give their time to administer, maintain and provide information for the site. Schemes across the country may differ slightly in content but most will have listed parish records and census returns - the basics for the family historian. Other sites may very well have more obscure yet interesting information available and most will contain lists of names or will paint a picture of the social scene of the period.
Since Cornwall started this scheme in January 2001, other counties have adopted the idea, either from scratch or in conjunction with an earlier, similar scheme. Use a search engine to find if the county you are interested in has a website if not listed below.
Would OPC Co-Ordinators from other schemes who wish their link to be added to this page please contact Teresa Lewis
Also if you are interested in setting up a similar scheme for a county that isn't listed please contact Teresa Lewis for further information.
If anyone wishes to volunteer to help with any of the projects listed or to contribute material please contact the Adminitrator or Co-oprdinator for the individual scheme. The OPC clerks of the Wiltshire scheme cannot help with queries for other projects.
Listed below are some of the county schemes that are up and running and more will be added as we become aware of them.
Established OPC Schemes
Essex - please not this site seems to be offline - we have removed the link we had published since it was leading to a dubious number of other sites. As soon as we find a new link we will republish