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From: Dave Mayall <>
Subject: Re: Registration Districts
Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 22:00:39 +0100
On Tue, 2 Apr 2002 14:20:42 +0100, you wrote:
>Can anyone help one of my transcribers who has asked:
> "There was an oddity.
> Hambledon, Hampshire and Petersfield, Hampshire were only coming out when you inserted Sussex as your county and not Hampshire.
> So a lot of persons putting in Hampshire will lose these entries, It wasn't just the odd one either, it appeared to be all of them."
>I have some recollection that this is due to boundaries being redrawn, but does some please know the definitive answer?
The county search is designed such that ALL entries from a district
are reported in all counties that the district spanned (which we have
to explain to people from time to time when they find a district from
a neighbouring county included!)
According to the information I have;
Hambledon is in Surrey and Sussex, and doesn't cover any part of
Hampshire. If this information is incorrect, please supply details
Petersfield is in Hampshire and Sussex, and is correctly recorded as
such in the district table. If a Hampshire search fails to find
Petersfield entries, an example would be appreciated!