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From: John Green <>
Subject: Re: [SHEFF] Watkinson
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 23:23:54 +0100
I seem to recall reading somewhere that the Bishop of Sheffield, whose
property the Cathedral registers still are, had a problem releasing them
to LDS for filming. I also recall reading that they were trying again to
persuade him to grant access. Dunno what the present state of play is....
On 2/27/2012 10:49 PM, Louise On Talktalk wrote:
> Thanks for this Erich.
> It really helps with my own research to know of these gaps in the I.G.I.
> and I'm sure it will make things clearer for other people too. It's hard to
> understand why the registers of such a large city such as Sheffield aren't
> more widely available. I guess the amount of work it would take to
> transcribe so many records would be enormous though.
> From: "Erich Schraer"<>
> Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 8:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [SHEFF] Watkinson
>> On 02/27/2012 02:06 PM, Louise On Talktalk wrote:
>>>> It's certainly possible that Jill's ancestor had married and been
>>>> by the age of 18 but I based my thoughts on the fact that after taking a
>>>> look at the marriages for Sheffield I haven't found any Matilda's
>>>> a Mr Watkinson. However, now that I've thought about it my husband's
>>>> ancestors were married just a few days prior to Matilda's marriage to
>>>> Richard Brooks in 1824 in Sheffield, St Peters and the marriage details
>>>> weren't on the IGI or any of the normal genealogy websites that I've
>>>> across. It was only by searching the originals that I found the
>>>> I think it would definitely be worth Jill taking a look at the original
>>>> marriage and working backwards for several years to search for a
>>>> between a Matilda and a Mr Watkinson.
>> As far as I am aware the Family History Library does not have films (or
>> fiche) of the original parish registers of Sheffield, so the IGI records
>> are taken from the bishop's transcripts (of which they do have films),
>> and from the printed transcripts published in the 1910s and 1920s of the
>> original parish registers (up through 1703, I believe). According to the
>> genuki parish register page for Sheffield at
>> the bishop's transcripts only exist for the years 1608-1618, 1620,
>> 1622-1624, 1626-1641, 1664-1669, 1671, 1673, 1675, 1676, 1682-1685,
>> 1688-1690, 1692-1697, 1699-1818, 1822, and 1828, so unfortunately the
>> year 1824 would not be covered.
>> Erich Schraer, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
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