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Manchester BMD's.

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Inky1 Report 14 Feb 2013 21:58

It seems that this "RR" business is not a one off:-

One or more persons appear to be doing it for no obvious reason. I do hope that the GR moderators can do something about it.
MR_MAGOO is blameless.


Inky1 Report 12 Feb 2013 17:50


You are correct. But how many websites do you have full membership of? And do you think that you therefore have access to every piece of your own family jigsaw?

It would certainly not be a good idea to rely on the comment that “Manchester is up on Ancestry”. Not all the records are there, even though there are many.

The same situation applies to the Lancashire parish records, which have been available on Ancestry for some time. I tested yesterday with a common Lancastrian surname restricted to Blackburn. The LOPC produced the most results. Ancestry returned quite a few, but they all came from the records of just one Church; St John the Evangelist. Thus none from the main Church of St Mary-the-Virgin, nor from St Paul, St Peter or the various Chapels.

Most folk have to limit how much they want to pay to the commercial websites. I do a lot of research on my Lancashire lines. So for me it’s GR & Ancestry (paid) + LOPC & LDS (free) + visits to LDS centre to view the films + visits to the cemeteries.


MR_MAGOO Report 8 Feb 2013 20:19

I didn't RR you Reggie......... :-D


ErikaH Report 8 Feb 2013 15:36


The message about referral always applies to the post where the message appears

And, on the subject of what you get for your money.............remember that GR do not have one single original document

Everything they have is taken from other sites..........most notably FMP, which is owned by the same parent company


Inky1 Report 8 Feb 2013 15:36

A further thought:
As Manchester is in Lancashire, some (at least) of what has recently gone live on Ancestry should (or soon should) be put up on the Lancs OPC site. And the latter is free to view.

Name: John Smith
Baptism Date: 20 Apr 1820
Parish: Oldham, St Peter
Parish as it Appears: Prestwich
Father's Name: Henry Smith
Mother's Name: Nanny Smith
Reference Number: GB127.L203/1/2/4

Baptism: 20 Apr 1820 St Peter, Oldham, Lancashire, England
John Smith - Son of Henry Smith & Nanny
Abode: Hollinwood
Occupation: Collier
Baptised by: Wm. Winter
Register: Baptisms 1820 - 1824, Page 5, Entry 37
Source: LDS Film 1656068


Inky1 Report 8 Feb 2013 13:53

Thanks. It was a mystery to me.

There is a similar type of situation on this site.
I have the Platinum membership, but if I want to read the newspapers, etc. then I have to pay more. One could easily assume that "Platinum" meant the full Monty. But no. And if you do pay the full annual price of those other bits, the cost here is much closer to the Ancestry Wordwide cost.


Ken2 Report 8 Feb 2013 13:30

As I said on the other post:
Perhaps it should be mentioned that these images are only avaialble to Premium & Worldiwde members - not the basic essential members, like me.


ErikaH Report 8 Feb 2013 13:18

It was mine............

I told the OP not to be coy.

There's no need not to identify Ancestry........and in any case, missing out ONE letter is pointless, even a semi-literate individual would know which site it was


Inky1 Report 8 Feb 2013 13:11

Would some kind soul please advise what

"This post has been requested for review"

means? The Reggie post, the inital post, or what?


ErikaH Report 7 Feb 2013 23:23

No need to be's Ancestry


Porkie_Pie Report 7 Feb 2013 23:09

MR M, Their is another thread on this board about this the records are

Manchester, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1541-1812 - New!
Manchester, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1573-1812 (Cathedral) - New!
Manchester, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1901 (Cathedral) - New!
Manchester, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915 - New!
Manchester, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1866 (Cathedral) - New!
Manchester, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985 - New!
Manchester, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930 - New!
Manchester, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930 (Cathedral) - New!



MR_MAGOO Report 7 Feb 2013 22:56

Have added to Anc*stry......1813 to 1985.