Updated 18 Nov 2004

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Order Microfilm for 1901 Census

Want to order 1901 Census microfilm from the PRO (Public Records Office)?
Here's what I did to get microfilm of the Wirksworth Area to use for
the Census transcriptions in this website.

  1. Browse PRO website for microfilm ref numbers. Browse catalogue.pro.gov.uk which is the Public Record Office Online Catalogue. (PROCAT) Enter "RG13" and click "GO" (to the 1901 Census returns) Click on "Browse the catalogue from here" Scroll down to "Derbyshire". Click on "+" for Derbyshire. Click on "+" for the RD (Registration District) that you want. Read off the reference number (eg "RG13/3234" for Wirksworth.) Click on eg RG13/3234 to see list of placenames in this RD Continue and collect and record all the RD reference numbers you need. [I needed RG13/3234,3235,3240,3265,3266 and 3267, see below for details] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  2. E-mail PRO for an estimate. From: Subject: Estimate for 1901 Census film/fiche Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 15:32:57 -00 To: repro-ordering@pro.gov.uk Sir, Please send me an estimate for microfilm copies of the following records in your possession: 1901 Census of England & Wales 35mm duplicate DIAZO microfilm (from existing film) If you do not sell microfilm, then please send an estimate for microfiche of the same areas. Contact me at: John Palmer, 29 Sutherland Avenue, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 9EB phone: 01202-69-63-61. e-mail: (john.palmer@wirksworth.org.uk) Sincerely, John Palmer ===Start of 1901 Census areas requested=== REG Reg Code DISTRICT Sub-District Class/Piece Coverage Quantity BELPER-----Wirksworth------RG13/3234---ALL-------1 only Bolehill [Wirksworth Area in blue] Gorsey Bank Little Bolehill Millers Green Wirksworth BELPER-----Wirksworth------RG13/3235---ALL-------1 only Alderwasley Ashleyhay Beightonhill Broadgates Cowerslane Dethick and Holloway (part) Idridgehay and Alton Ireton Wood Lea New Buildings Shottle and Postern ASHBOURNE--Brassington-------RG13/3240---ALL------1 only Atlow Ballidon Biggin Bradbourne Brassington Callow Carsington Cross-o'-th'-Hands Eaton and Alsop Hartington, Nether Quarter Hartington, Town Quarter Heathcote Hognaston Hopton and Griffe Grange Hulland Hulland Ward Hulland Ward Intakes Ible Kirk Ireton Kniveton Middleton by Wirksworth Nether Biggin Newton Grange Parwich Shuckton Manor Upper Town Wardgate BAKEWELL---Matlock-------RG13/3265---ALL-------1 only Aldwark Birchover Cromford Elton Gratton Ivonbrook Grange Moorside Tansley Tansley Knoll Winster BAKEWELL--Matlock-------RG13/3266---ALL--------1 only Churchtown Darley Darley Hillside Dimple Farley Hackney Lane Little Rowsley Matlock (part) Matlock Bank (part) Matlock Bridge Northwood Oakerside Tinkersley Two Dales Upper Hackney Wensley and Snitterton BAKEWELL--Matlock-------RG13/3267---ALL---------1 only Lumsdale Matlock (part) Matlock Bank (part) Matlock Bath Matlock Dale Riber Starkholmes ===End of 1901 Census Areas requested=== ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  3. Estimate received from PRO. Reply from PRO, received 2 days later: Dear Mr Palmer, Thank you for your enquiry about microfilm. I enclose an estimate of cost of your order/invoice. The unit prices are guaranteed for three months only. Payment should be made in advance and forwarded with the estimate/invoice, which should be signed and dated and sent to the following address: Finance Section, Public Record Office, Kew, Richmond, Surry, TW9 4DU. Your order will take approximately 4 weeks to complete from receipt of your remittance. Please note that if the estimate/invoice is not returned with payment it is likely to result in a delay in processing your order. Please note that we will issue estimates for copying complete items only, unless you are able to quote individual fiche numbers when requesting your estimate Orders will not be accepted for microfiche/microfilm orders where they do not constitute a whole piece. Yours sincerely Microfilm Officer e-mail ralph.bryan@pro.gov.uk ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  4. Estimate. Estimate received with above letter: PRO Ref: 109048 Estimate No: 109048 Date: 11 Mar 03 Quantity Description Unit Price Cost 59.00 Microfilm Diazo Dup. per metre 0.90 53.10 DOCUMENT REFERENCE NO.OF METERS RG 13/3234-3235 15 RG 13/3240 10 RG 13/3265-3267 34 1.00 POST/PACK 4.87 4.87 PARCELFORCE 48 TOTAL: 57.97 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  5. Order sent. Estimate signed and dated. Order form filled in, credit card number added. Posted same day 12 Mar 2003 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  6. Order received. Order received 21 Mar 2003, after 9 days Two large rolls of microfilm, delivered by my friendly postman! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  7. Microfilm processing The microfilm was cut into strips of 3 frames each and two strips inserted into one microfiche jacket. Details were written onto each jacket title strip and the jacket inserted into a microfiche envelope. About 170 jackets+envelopes fit beautifully into one card index box, sold by W H Smith. Jackets are 152 mms x 103 mms and cost about 13p each and envelopes 2p. The combination of microfilm, jackets, envelopes and box make a film library that will last a lifetime and will not become technologically obsolete in ten years like PCs, CDs and software. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  8. Microfilm viewing One jacket can be loaded into a standard microfiche reader like a conventional microfiche. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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