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From: "Denise Hunt" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] 3 Deaneries CDs
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 17:58:00 -0000 (GMT)
I have noted Martin's comments with interest and am disappointed that he
has chosen not to renew his subscription due to his perception that more
of the information he required was not in the 3 Deaneries CD's.
The are problems with items not being on the IGI due to the various
incumbents refusing to allow their registers to be included on the IGI, as
was their right. This is nothing to do with DFHS the reason for the 1813
date is as already mentioned due to the introduction of printed registers
for baptisms and burials. In fact until fairly recently it was not even
possible to buy copies of the original registers. It is possible now but
can prove expensive and as it is from the originals sometimes very hard to
The DFHS relies on volunteers to produce various publications, as do many
other like minded societies, in fact DFHS is very pro-active but we will
always welcome "new blood" to assist. Remember, please that some of us
are still working full time too and that Devon has very many parishes so
it is not possible to do everything all at once.
So it's not so much what my Society can do for me, more what what "you"
all can do for it!
There is also the OPC scheme which is independant of the DFHS whihc may
assist some listers, details are given on GENUKI site.
Vice Chair DFHS
OPC Belstone, Sampford Courtenay and Winkleigh
> Hi Adrian, Terry, and all:
> Is that why I can only find pre-1813 baptisms in the IGI and then only a
> smallish percentage of them, at least in Devon. I found the "Deanery
> of the Three Towns" CD quite useful, but had expected there would be
> more pre-1813 info available. Since it wasn't, I haven't renewed my DFHS
> membership (are you listening, DFHS?) I need exhaustive baptisms well
> back into the early 18th century and Devon records are notoriously
> unavailable. And there is no likelihood of a visit to Exeter within
> several years, so don't suggest it!
> Martin Willcocks
> Taylorsville, UT, USA.
> Adrian wrote:
> Hello Jason
> 1813 was the year in which printed registers were introduced for baptisms
> and burials. The printed registers for marriages were introduced about 50
> years earlier.
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