FreeBMD-Admins-L ArchivesArchiver > FreeBMD-Admins > 2000-10 > 0972770208
From: Dave Mayall <>
Subject: Re: SpeedBMD and One-Name Studies
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 22:56:48 +0100
On Sat, 28 Oct 2000 16:23:43 -0400, you wrote:
>I didn't know about the 1839 marriages. If the data uses arabic numerals
>rather than roman it does not really matter which format of SpeedBMD you
>use, XX or 9z, as long as you type it in 'as is'. Before 1852 the
>registration districts differed slightly, and the registration regions
>(volumes) were entirely different. For instance Lancashire was represented
>by XX and XXI (20 and 21) up to 1851 and 8b,c,d and e from 1852. I would
>therefore recommend that you use the 1837 format (XX), which will give you
>the correct districts, and then convert the roman numerals to their arabic
>equivalents. I've tred it and it was successfully uploaded.
SpeedBMD supports the arabic pre-1852 format!
When starting the batch, select format "99" instead of "XX" and you
get the arabic version of the old style volume numbers.