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On 6 January 2022 the 1921 England and Wales Census records were made available online via the FindMyPast website. The records have been indexed and are searchable via the usual methods. These records are only viewable on a pay-per-view basis and are not included in any of FindMyPast's existing subscriptions with the exception of the 12 month premium subscription.

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Historical References

"COLLING. Redin says (p. 46, 168) Colling in DB., and later is a patronymic derived from Old English (Anglo-Saxon) Cola, but the present-day surname is more likely to be from Cole or Colin, a diminutive of Nicholas. Sir Thomas Coling was chaplain in Perth, 1535 (Rottok, 34). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Colling Genealogy

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Colling Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Colling family tree.

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