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From: "Caroline Bradford" <>
Subject: RE: [Lon] Sarah DODD (married George BROGGREFF)
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 17:58:18 +0100
> (1) Patron submissions from IGI records are obviously to be
> questioned more carefully - is that correct?
Absolutely. While some are based on "proper" genealogical research, many
are pure guesswork, achieved by working backwards from known ancestors using
a standard 25-year generation length and assuming that children were
baptized in the same church as parents were married etc.
> (2) Can you suggest a website on which I can examine a map of the
> Parishes and Counties of the time?
Yes! David Hale's wonderful site at http://archivemaps.com/mapco/index.htm
will give you a map of England's Counties in 1841 and there is also a very
useful map of London parishes in 1877. You should be aware when using the
latter that many new ecclesiastical parishes were created during the 19th
century. Brian Fisk's excellent index at
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~bpefisk/fh/Middx/index.html should be a help
with dates of parishes in Middlesex.
> (3) Can you tell what the LMA is, and how it would be that I would
> seek the information from an original Parish Register?
LMA stands for London Metropolitan Archive. It is the repository for a vast
quantity of material relating to the history of the area now known as
London, including original parish registers (and microfilm of them for
general public use). See
http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/family-research/ for more
information. They have a paid research service, but it is quite pricey if
your search is a wide one. Your first port of call for parish registers
should therefore be your local LDS Family History Centre. Although the LDS
have not filmed all the registers which might be useful to you, it would be
a good start.
Hope this helps!