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From: Brian Randell <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] IGI Listings & Parish Records
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 22:50:38 +0000
>At 06:48 PM 3/01/2004 +0800, you wrote:
>>Can anyone inform me if there is a list of the Parishes, that have
>>not been transcribed by the Latter Day Saints. I know there are
>>many Parishes that are not listed in the IGI but is there an easy
>>way of finding out which ones are not in the IGI? I am
>>particularly interested in an area up to 15 miles around Newton
>>Abbot. Can anyone help me!
>Philip There is a list called the "Parish & Vital Records Listing"
>but it is way out of date. The IGI is being updated every 24 - 48
>hours on the Internet, so this makes it a bit hard to have anything.
>The Book "Phillimore's Atlas & Index to Parish Registers" also lists
>what parishes are on the IGI BUT, this can be a bit deceiving as the
>dates given only mean that there are SOME records for that parish
>during that time frame, but it is a very good guide.
>To my knowledge there isn't anything that is 100% accurate.
>Devon has a very poor coverage on the IGI. Good luck with your research.
>Gary, in sunny Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Each parish page in GENUKI/Devon indicates whether the PRs (or rather
the transcriptions of the PRs that are in the DCRS library within the
Westcountry Studies Library in Exeter) have been extracted into the
IGI - but this information is from the Parish & Vital Records Listing
of Jan 1993. Given that the Church has not changed its attitude
regarding publication of its PRs to the extent of giving blanket
permission to the LDS to extract them, I suspect that the situation
has changed little since 1993, even though as you say this listing is
in general very out of date. However, there is a slowly growing set
of online PR transcriptions, either in GENUKI/Devon, or linked to
from GENUKI/Devon. (And I'm of course always in the market for more
such transcriptions, since it is become easier in general now to
obtain the necessary permissions, albeit on a case by case basis.)
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