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Offline whdsn

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which one's best-completed with thanks
« on: Tuesday 05 January 10 20:32 GMT (UK) »
i want to send away for the parish records of oakington. what would be best CD or MICROFICHE

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Re: which one's best
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 January 10 09:00 GMT (UK) »
Depends on what's best for you, and what you have available!

The CD is 5 more than the fiche, before postage on the fiche, but includes Longstanton as well.

Do you have facilities to read the fiche (I use a 20x magnifying glass)

If you scratch the CD it could be a write off (I've done that) whereas fiches are relatively indestructible

I find CDs easier to use than fiche, but still prefer buying fiche.

There's no right answer. It's down to you.

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Beds:   Cople: Luke/Spencer
            Everton: Hale
            Henlow: Cooper/Watts/Sabey/Rook
            Potton:  Merrill
            Southill: Faulkner/Litchfield/Sabey/Rook
            Woburn/Husborne Crawley: Surkitt
Hunts:   Gt Gransden: Merrill/Chandler/Medlock
            Toseland: Surkitt/Hedge/Corn         
Cambs: Bourn: Bowd
            Eltisley: Medlock
            Graveley: Ford/Revell