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WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Members might be interested to know as of [10 Nov 2000] we had 781
subscribers, a 10% rise in the last three months......

The suffix breakdown:

.com =  aol, hotmail, compuserve, bigfoot, msn etc = 238
.net = about half known as being UK ISPs = 180
.au = Australia = 96
.nz = New Zealand = 36
.uk = UK = 178
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