Updated 3 Nov 2001

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Order Microfilm for 1871 Census

Want to order 1871 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. Enter "RG10" and click on "Go". (to the 1871 Census section) Click on "Browse the catalogue from here". Scroll down to "Derbyshire". Click on "+" for Derbyshire. Click on "+" for the Registration District that you want. Read off the reference number (eg "RG10/3594" for Wirksworth.) Collect and record all the reference numbers you need.
  2. E-mail PRO for an estimate. E-mail: repro-ordering@pro.gov.uk Subject: Request for estimate for microfilm copies. Sir, Please send me an estimate for microfilm copies of the following records in your possession: 1871 Census of England & Wales. 35mm duplicate DIAZO microfilm (from existing film). Reg Reg Code District Sub-District Class/Piece Coverage Quantity 439 Belper------Wirksworth------RG10/3594 All 1 only 439 Belper------Wirksworth,-----RG10/3595 All 1 only ----------------Alderwasley, ----------------Ashlehay, ----------------Idridghay, ----------------Ireton Wood, ----------------Shottle 440 Ashbourne---Biggin----------RG10/3596 All 1 only ----------------Hulland Ward, ----------------H W Intakes, 440 Ashbourne---Brassington,----RG10/3602 All 1 only ----------------Bonsall, ----------------Carsington 440 Ashbourne---Ible,-----------RG10/3603 All 1 only ----------------Callow, ----------------Hopton, ----------------Kirk Ireton, ----------------Middleton 442 Bakewell----Matlock,--------RG10/3630 All 1 only ----------------Matlock Bath 442 Bakewell----Matlock,--------RG10/3631 All 1 only ----------------Matlock Bath, ----------------Tansley, ----------------Cromford, ----------------Ivonbrook Grange 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
  3. Estimate received from PRO. Reply from PRO, received 5 days later: Dear Mr Palmer, Thank you for your enquiry about microfilm. I enclose an estimate of the cost of your order. The unit prices are guaranteed for three months only. Payment should be made in advance and forwarded with the copy of the estimate, which must be signed and dated and sent to the following address: Finance section, Public Record Office, Kew, Richmond, Surry TW9 4DU. Your order will take about 4 weeks to complete from receipt of remittance. You should also note if the estimate of cost form is not returned with payment it is liable to result in a delay in the processing of your order. Orders will not be accepted for microfilm copies where they do not constitute a whole piece. Yours sincerely, Reprographic Ordering Section
  4. Estimate. Estimate received with above letter: PRO Ref: 89289 Estimate No: 89289 Date: 16 Oct 01 Quantity Description Unit Price Cost 1.00 Microfilm Diazo Duplicate (Min Charge) 45.00 45.00 DOCUMENT REFERENCE NO. OF METERS RG 10/3594-3596 26 RG 10/3602-3603 11 RG 10/3630-3631 13 1.00 POST/PACK BASED ON ACTUALS, 4.73 GBP MIN 4.73 4.73 TOTAL: 49.73
  5. Order sent. Estimate signed and dated. Order form filled in, credit card number added. Posted same day 16 Oct 2001
  6. Order received. Order received 1 Nov 2001, after 2 weeks

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