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From: Frederick Feather <>
Subject: Re: Batch Numbers
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 07:29:43 +0100
Every day as I crept "like a snail" unwillingly to school from Bricket
Wood to St.Albans, I passed, near the Abbey, a plaque to Sarah Jennings.
Did you know she was born half way up a wall in Holywell Hill?
In message <006601c1e651$200ac240$>, Carlisle
>Pubby, how can you destroy my illusions!!!!!!!!!!!! My grandmother always
>claimed that we went back to the same line as Winston Churchill because her
>mother was a Sarah Jennings (by marriage)!!!! Are you saying I cannot
>claim a share in the Duke of Marlborough's estate - how will I live?????
>Helen, West Sussex,UK
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Ian Hunter" <>
>Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 5:59 PM
>Subject: RE: Batch Numbers
>> Naughty Noel has just upset all those people who've traced their
>> ancestry back to King Canute exclusively using the IGI.
>> Your KIDD ancestors are unlikely to be related to Captain Kidd, you're
>> unlikely to be related to the Royal Family, SMITHs are not all related
>> and Manchester ISN'T IN ESSEX!
>> There. Said it. Got it off my chest.
>> Ian Pubby Hunter
>> Essex Pubs at: http://www.essexpubs.net
>> I use Archive CD Books to help with my research
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Noel Clark [mailto:]
>> > Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 6:00 AM
>> > To:
>> > Subject: Batch Numbers
>> > The site to visit is
>> > http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNu
>> > mbers.htm#
>> > Page
>> > The records entered in to the LDS Familysearch database are
>> > in batches, usually corresponding to parts of parish
>> > registers, but also to information submitted by members of
>> > the LDS church pertaining to their own family history.
>> > For example, let us suppose that you are interested in the
>> > parish of Freston, Suffolk. By going to the web site shown
>> > above, you can look up the batch numbers pertaining to
>> > Freston. You then go to www.familysearch.org and, following
>> > the instructions there, use these batch numbers to display
>> > all of the entries (if any) in the register for the
>> > surname(s) of interest to you. Try the surname BLOSS in
>> > Freston as an example.
>> > The advantage of this method is that you get all of the
>> > entries in one or two hits.
>> > HOWEVER ......
>> > Points to note:
>> > Not all parishes have batch numbers.
>> > There is no guarantee that the database contains all of the
>> > entries in the parish register.
>> > You have no idea of the accuracy of the data, gaps in the
>> > data, the condition of the original registers, etc. etc. The
>> > LDS data may have been derived from the original register,
>> > or, and often, from a previous transcription.
>> > As always with the LDS, you get no burials. Many is the
>> > family tree built on an ancestor who died in infancy!
>> > So it is imperative to look at the original records before
>> > using the LDS data to compile a family tree.
>> > What is important about the LDS database is what is NOT THERE
>> > rather than what is.
>> > Regards,
>> > Noel
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