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Offline smudwhisk

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Re: Berkshire Parish Registers Coming Online?
« Reply #36 on: Thursday 05 October 17 23:39 BST (UK) »
Sadly I see from the FindMyPast blog released this evening that they are, not exactly unexpectedly, only  transcripts.  So the wait for the originals to ever get digitised on one of the commercial sites continues. :-\
MDX - Pauley, Briggs, Garret, Dyson
KENT - Lingwell, Rayment
BUCKS - Read, Hutchins
SRY - Costin, Westbrook
DOR - Gibbs, Goreing
DUR - Green
ESX - Rudland, Malden, Rouse, Boosey
FIFE - Foulis, Russell
NFK - Johnson, Farthing, Purdy, Barsham
GLOS - Collett, Morris, Freebury, May, Kirkman
HERTS - Winchester, Linford
NORTHANTS - Bird, Brimley, Chater, Wilford, Read, Chapman, Jeys, Marston, Lumley
WILTS - Arden, Whatley, Archer, Gleed
SOM - Coombs, Watkins
RUT - Stafford
BERKS - Sansom, Angel, Young

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Re: Berkshire Parish Registers Coming Online?
« Reply #37 on: Friday 06 October 17 11:35 BST (UK) »
Unless I'm mistaken, these are just transcriptions of the CDs already available fronm Berks FHS, which most researchers (like me)  with serious Berkshire ancestry will probably already have bought.

I have checked on FindMyPast for parishes missing from the FHS Baptisms CD which really only contains baptisms from previously released parish CDs and other parishes only from about 1813. This is why I didn't bother upgrading my Baptisms CD when the updates came out a while ago.

I shall have to take a closer look but that is my immediate conclusion.

Disappointing, but - sadly - predictable.
BRICKWALL - WILLIAM HORWOOD bn c.1779 in or near Berks. N.B. NOT s/o William & Joanna in Waltham St Lawrence.

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