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From: Mike Fry <>
Subject: Re: [SFK-UK] Walsham le Willows PRs on the IGI
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 14:27:51 +0200
Jenna Twyford-Jones wrote:
> I've recently returned to looking at some of my connections in Walsham
> le Willows, after a good 6 year break researching elsewhere.
> It's come to my attention that there are several folks who appear to
> be born in the village missing from the records on the IGI. Indeed, I
> have notes of marriages taking place there, given to me by people
> interested in the same families a while ago, that do not appear on the
> IGI. I'm wondering, are the records there only an extract, from a
> transcript maybe? I am aware of one or two other parishes in other
> counties where this is the case...
I think you'll find that not all transcripts are created equal!
Transcripts from PRs, where the registers exist, are generally complete.
Everything in the register has been (or should have been) transcribed.
Archdeacon and Bishops Transcripts, on the other hand, will be
incomplete in nearly every case. These records haven't survived in the
same way that the PRs have. This may account for some of the
discrepancies you see.
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