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WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Here are another 1049 extracts from the Guest Book and e-mails received from users of this website since it first came on-line on 12 July 1998. Latest entry at the top. Please also read the Unfavourable comments

Thanks to everyone who took the trouble to write and tell me they liked this website. Its my hobby, its free, and a bit of praise from my readers keeps me going! -- Author

The CD has no label (not considered long-lasting) but is written with special CD marker pens. It includes over 1,300 full screen photos (300 Mb), too large to put on the website. These include the Author's old photo collection, Ince's Pedigrees and photos taken within Wirksworth Parish Church.
For sale at £10, P & P included. Email:

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John Palmer, 29 Sutherland Av,
Broadstone, Dorset BH18 9EB, UK

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Readers Comments

    1. Unfortunately I have no connection at all with Wirksworth - I wish I did! The map and drawings of buildings are great and as for the aerial drawing..... I only wish such things were available for the towns where my ancestors came from. Especially valuable for us Antipodeans who can't easily pop up and see the places for ourselves. I really enjoyed my visit to the site. Thank you
    2. I want to thank John for all the hard work and continued enthusiasm in bringing Wirksworth information to the rest of us. I discovered that my great grandmother was born there and it means so much to me to be able to become acquainted with her birthplace in such an in depth manner. I keep returning to the site, always finding something new and interesting. Thank you, John!
    3. Just wanted to say thank you for the superb drawings of Wirksworth you have added to your site!
    4. I've wanted to tell you much I admire your site for some time. What you have done is an inspiration to us all and I'd like you to know how I, personally, appreciate it. Don't worry if you're too busy to answer, you're still a star in my eyes
    5. To be honest I only discovered your fantastic Wirksworth website yesterday. My goodness, how long does it take to compile so much information? I have barely studied it yet but must say 'congratulations' on such a wonderful project. I will now lookup the information on the mines
    6. I am getting a wonderful feedback from people who say your website is tops, trouble is, they havent any ancestors from Derbyshire..They say, it is so informative, and wish they had family over there...I told them, they should put their remarks on your guestbook!
    7. I want to congratulate and thank you for all the time and effort you've put into the wirksworth.org.uk site. I discovered the site completely by accident after doing a little bit of research into my family history at the request of my daughter. I have now been living in Southampton for the last four years and so getting easy access to records is a little difficult. This is where your site has proved invaluable.
    8. I have used your site on many occasions and can only stand back and admire your handiwork
    9. I discovered your site by accident ... Now I can spend time wandering your site ... and emailing my cousin in Oregon to compare notes. Now I can tell my 79 yr old mother on TH that I have a new place to research for her family. THANK YOU so much
    10. Wow, what a fantastic job you've done. Hope some more areas will get the bug and copy your example. It's a great help to people like me who, although born and raised in England, are now in the US and have forgotten where everything is! Thanks and keep up the excellent work
    11. John, you must have great patience to full fill a task re: transcribed parish records of Wirksworth. It has been of great beneficial help to me in tracing my family tree. Thank you
    12. Fantastic work on your website - I've found quite a few of my ancestors on there
    13. What an absolute gem of a site you have there. I nearly fell off my chair with surprise when came across it just generally trawling the fam hist sites on the net....such a wealth of information. Felt I just had to send my compliments. Fantastic!!
    14. It was after visiting your site a couple of years ago that our interest in family history began. Thank you very much for the Wirksworth site it has proved invaluable re Byard history. What a pity my Leam ancestors did not live somewhere sensible like Wirksworth
    15. I should like to say that your website provides a fascinating insight into the lives of all classes of society in and around Wirksworth, and you must feel rewarded by receiving letters from people who appreciate the tremendous amount of work you have put in to make this site so interesting. Thank you, from one very happy "surfer"
    16. Again my many compliments on your site. What an accomplishment. Thanks again for the outstanding site
    17. This is the most comprehensive and helpful site I have ever visited ...... congratulations and thank you for all of your efforts to put this information within the reach of people like me, thousands of miles away
    18. I have no connection whatever with Wirksworth but I must congratulate you on the site as I think it is wonderful. I need someone like you to do the same for "my" parish!!!
    19. Just found your site, it is wonderful...I just wish other counties would follow your lead, such hard work must have gone into your site!! It is an excellent source of information
    20. If you have noticed the number dial for visitors to your Wirksworth site rising at an alarming rate, then it is because of me!
    21. Congratulations on your wonderful website
    22. Brilliant website which I have made great use of while researching my Evans ancestors
    23. Fantastic website - a real labour of love!
    24. Thank you very much for the time you have spent putting together such a useful site. It has made tracing my family very much easier than it would otherwise have been
    25. It is a difficult site to leave!
    26. Your genealogy site beats everything I have found on the net so far, I can always be sure to find some interesting snippet of information when I flag in detecting my ancestors
    27. ...my life and roots are in the West Country, but, I felt I had to thank you for a site which has called me back time and time again to read more of the many items of interest. Perhaps because I'm getting on in years, looking back gives a great deal of pleasure
    28. We owe this researcher a great debt of gratitude for his indefatigable efforts in publishing materials for local history
    29. Thank you so much for making all this information available for others to share too. It is an unselfish act and I needed information from it and found it
    30. I must say that this is a fantastic site for an amateur like myself trying to find his family roots
    31. Thanks for your help and your tremendous website
    32. Progressively working through the CD-ROM that you sent me earlier in the year. I can only look at it in wonder and gratitude as I get more and more into the Higton's in the Wirksworth area
    33. Congratulations on the continuing excellence of your site
    34. Thanks to this great site I've been able to further my searching for my relatives and those of my husbands aunt
    35. Incredible web site for Wirksworth, if only Belper was on a site with this much coverage
    36. Just a short note to say what a great web site you have created. I have only been tracing my family history for about a couple of months, and to my amazement I found that you have painstakingly loaded all that information for Wirksworth in Derbyshire. I could not believe my luck as all of my grandfathers relations are from that area. Having no relations left to ask for any more information( I have just a list of my great grandfathers brothers and sisters) ....your site has made it so much easier for me to trace details without having to go all the way to Derbyshire. Thanks for all of your hard work, I do wish there were other sites like this
    37. I had difficulty obtaining your site. The effort made it worthwhile good information
    38. Thank you for all the information I have been able to read on your web site in the research of my father's family
    39. Congratulations on a great site, the help it is giving me in researching my family history is fantastic, keep up the good work
    40. This is fabulous, congratulations! What would I have done without you and the many hours you toiled over these records?
    41. You have a very impressive site John. I think I'll be spending some time on here
    42. Just received the new Wirksworth CD and the Ince's pedigree scans are fabulous. I'm glad that they've been transcribed though because some parts are hard to read. :-) Thanks John, you're a sweetheart
    43. Your Wirksworth website is absolutely amazing; I have great admiration for your skills in presenting such a pleasurable and informative site. Keep up the good work, your thoroughness is greatly appreciated
    44. (from Asuncion - Paraguay - South America) I'm a grand son of Louis Edgar Ogdon, son of Robert, son of Anthony, son of John Ogdon from Wirksworth. Thanks to your superb work, I was able to trace my ancestors to that historical town in Derbyshire
    45. What a great site. What a find! This site is on my favourites already
    46. I am stunned ! I saw your address on the 'Missing Links' site & copied it on to my 'favourites', realizing I couldn't snatch a quick bite, so to speak ! It had to be saved for a weekend! This was a meal to be savoured, to sniff the delicious wafting smells, to drool a little, to smack my lips with anticipation, and tuck my napkin under my chin, and then take my first tentative B I T E !! Then to close my eyes, sit back and then m m m mm !.....savour each tantilizing mouthfull ! ! ! That's Enough Praise ! You might get big headed & stop tempting us all with this wonderful information ! What a Feast!
    47. After 6 months of visiting these pages, researching the Woodhouse (from Matlock) connection of my family, I am still finding even more information than ever. John, keep up the good work and I look forward to viewing your site for anything that I have not seen or miss on previous visits
    48. I visited your site and I'm very impressed, pity I haven't got any relatives in Derbyshire, don't fancy doing Norfolk or Suffolk do you:-) Seriously though a very good site for anyone after Derbyshire info.
    49. Try the Wirksworth website. It is quite superb
    50. Many thanks for the CD which arrived today. I've already got my money's worth as I found in Ince's pedigrees someone who I had been told probably died as a baby. So I am very happy! It is lovely to see the photos of the originals and makes it all the clearer just how much work you have put in to this
    51. I wish to compliment you on your CD and the way in which the information is prepared. Since receiving the CD I have not been to bed until after midnight adding baptisms and new grandparents etc. It is truly a remarkable piece of work and you are to be congratulated. If possible please keep me up-to-date with future projects, as I would purchase any additions
    52. Excellent website! I especially liked the fact that when I clicked onto something, I didn't end up going in circles to other websites. The site is easy to navigate and delivers what it says! I appreciate the hard work that has gone into this site by the owner and all his contributors.
    53. To you and your associates our congratulations on the monumental task you have set yourselves and which has given people such as I such enjoyment
    54. Excellent, live in Wirksworth, found out a lot on the history of Wirksworth. Have you any more on the railway?
    55. Brilliant site. Keep up the good work
    56. From these pages [Ince] I learned of new family members. It was a lucky find and I have recommended the Wirksworth site to many others, including Sheffield local studies library
    57. Many, many thanks, John. It is a great website and provided me with an awful lot of new family links in the Matlock Bank area
    58. Very Good Site Many Thanks for your work it has given me much pleasure now I can not travel very far
    59. I have found your website invaluable in tracing a branch of my family in Wirksworth. The site represents an overwhelming amount of work. My congratulations!
    60. What a superb website. I wish my ancestors came from your area. Other groups could learn a lot from this!
    61. Very fine web pages, wish I could do it like that. Enjoyed it very much
    62. I have just spent several days combing through your *extraordinary* (an understatement) Wirksworth site. I have found some valuable information...THANK YOU!
    63. A million thanks for the wonderful website
    64. We just accessed your marvellous Website yesterday, and are completely stunned by the amount of information provided
    65. I really loved your site. I'm not sure yet if it has any of my family on it, but it's VERY interesting to look at. I wish there were more sites like this one. You did an EXCELLENT job! Your hard work and dedication shows! You have something to be very proud of!
    66. Wonderful site looking for family connections
    67. What a fantastic site! So much information for genealogists and amateurs..as I was browsing I saw many familiar names, so I will definitely pass this site on as a very useful tool!
    68. Thank you for all your work!!
    69. I am amazed - what a great site, many congratulations. I only wish there was a site like yours to help me do my own family history research in the Liverpool area. This is the best site I have visited - simply superb
    70. Sincere thanks for the wonderful Wirksworth website
    71. We owe this researcher a great debt of gratitude for his indefatigable efforts in publishing materials for local history
    72. Thank you for all your and your associates hard work. Your website has been of tremendous help for a novice like me. Keep up the good work
    73. Just to say what a wonderful website you have put together between you
    74. Fantastic amount of information.Some of my ancestors (Allsop) may have come from this area
    75. You helped me trace my Direct Line to John HEAPY, 360 years ago, Thank You
    76. These sites are so very important. Thanks
    77. Loved your website! So incredible and informative
    78. May I say what a magnificentjob you are doing and what a great site it is with tons of Derbyshire information. I thought the Cheshire site was good but Derbyshire must be on a par or even better. It is also good to see a site which doesn't expect payment for every tiny piece of information. Thank you for your time - I know you must be very busy!!
    79. What a brilliant site my husband and I are really enjoying looking at this info
    80. Amazing amount of info
    81. I recently found your fantastic site, which must be the best one-place-study available to the public. Luckily for me my ancestors came from Chesterfield which is close enough to Wirksworth to have some people travelling over and appearing in your records
    82. An amazing site the amount of information is phenominal, I was researching the Maskrey's of Derbyshire(my Maternal Grandmother), I am now back to her great-grandfather (my mother now 95 will be delighted). Thank you, now I have to follow other lines I can only hope they are even one tenth as good
    83. Most of my family are from Wirksworth and the surrounding area, so I'm looking forward to scouring this great site!
    84. This website has been absolutely brilliant for tracing our Smedley/Oldfield/Bamford ancestors in Wirksworth. Many thanks
    85. Brilliant Website only visited a few pages but will be back regularly, THANKS
    86. Fantastic site....I've been able to trace family records back to the earliest census and confirm them with information I already knew
    87. You have a great website!
    88. Once again amazed at your great site. Best wishes for 2002
    89. I don't know where you find the time to do all the work that you do. They can say what they like about archive cdbooks but your site is my most valued source of information. Thank You again
    90. I am impressed with your pioneering spirit and determination
    91. This site was the luckiest find in over 20 years of genealogy. Many thanks. It's brilliant. Link found via Family Search
    92. Mind boggling, great, congrats!!!
    93. Fantastic web site very well laid out & massive
    94. The best site I've ever visited in it's context. I'm so pleased my ancestors came from this area
    95. Just keep going back and back to your wonderful site! Thanks!
    96. Congratulations on your website. It is superb and a wonderful resource
    97. I have been given a copy of your CD for Christmas. I have found it very useful as my 3 x great grand parents were Martha Oxspring and George Smith from Bolehill. I cannot believe the amount of information contained on the CD and it is quite frightening to imagine the number of hours you must have spend transcribing all this info. Thank you very much it is a super piece of work
    98. Just want to say what a wonderful achievement the Wirksworth site is. It has little relevance to me personally, but as an amateur genealogist I certainly appreciate all the hard work that must have gone into producing it. Many congratulations to all involved
    99. What a great job you're doing. The web site is the best I have encountered
    100. John the more I read the more in awe I am. So I now bestow the ultimate praise from a Yorkshireman on you "It'll Do" Which is the old Yorkshire way of saying it's fantastic
    101. This is great. Looking forward to the 1871 and 1891 Census completion. There are many many of my Allsop, Spencer and Keeling ancestors listed on your web site, but gaps need filling. The other areas are fascinating. Great!
    102. I have made more progress in the last 3 days than in 12 years of tracing my gandmother's ancestry since finding your site. Thank you very much
    103. Thank you! I have just found a complete pedigree of my Hodgkinson family -your site is wonderful - I now have far more details on their lives than ever before!
    104. May I also add that the Wirksworth site is THE BEST on the net for people interested in family history. I spend many happy hours browsing on the site and getting a feel for the area, which is quite a way from where I live and having health problems difficult to visit. Keep up the good work and thanks again John
    105. You are a saint +-( : - } . Many blessings
    106. I'm just writing to say how amazingly impressive this site is. It loaded so fast - and on a Friday evening too! Beautiful! I just wish I had ancestors in this area
    107. Congratulations! Too early for my family to be anywhere near Matlock but your work is still an inspiration to those of us who mistakenly think we're doing a lot of work
    108. Your web site was breathtaking. I wish I had the detail and knowledge you have at my disposal. Best wishes and congratulations
    109. Congratulations on an extremely comprehensive website
    110. With the help of all the hard work you have put into this venture I have been able to trace my family history back as far as the late 1700s. I think everyone should have an insight into their roots and with your help I have obtained some very interesting information. I thank you once again for all your hard work
    111. I think that without doubt it is the best local history site on the whole of the Internet! I also teach local history at Ilkeston in Derbyshire and feel very envious that there is nothing like your website for that area
    112. Wonderful amount of work and hearty congratulations for all your efforts. Keep up the good work
    113. For over 30 years now I have been researching my family history but was never able to find my roots. That is until I came upon your website, in just two years I have been able to piece together the whole of my pedigree from 1680 to the present day and have had the pleasure of making contact with long lost relatives in all parts of Britain, Australia and the US and for this I offer you my warmest THANK YOU
    114. Very well planned site, loads of info and all very interesting
    115. I have been an admirer and visitor to your site for a long time now, and recently bought the CD. Very many thanks for all that you do for Wirksworth, my favourite place in all the world
    116. Very good - wish there were more sites like this for those who find it difficult to get to Record Offices
    117. The first time I logged on to your site I was totally absorbed for over 2 hours. This is a must have CD
    118. I would like, once more, to thank you for the time and effort you have put in to produce such a marvellous web site, in our particular case, the very action of researching the family tree has managed to bring together our very disjointed family. It is to your credit that your work has engendered such enthusiasm
    119. My congratulations to you on one of the most comprehensive websites I have ever seen - The genealogical information is unparalleled - would that there were a site like this for the Ashbourne area
    120. Very good site-lots of interesting stuff!
    121. The work put into this site is amazing, it's the best I have found
    122. This is so fascinating. Kind thanks for the offer of interest in comments, and many thanks for all the hard work put into this project research
    123. Thanks for all of the hard work!!!!!
    124. Excellent web site. You've done a great job of it
    125. Thank you, a great help to research when I now live so far from the record offices
    126. Excellent site and so easy to negotiate
    127. I have seen the Doxey photo's on your site, which I enjoyed tremendously. In fact I always seem to find something different with every visit
    128. Many thanks for your superb Wirksworth site
    129. Thanks for any advice, and for your terrific website
    130. I often dip into your website for confirmation of information and to check census, etc. If you were charging the same as the PRO are going to demand for their 1901 census information you would now be lolling on a beach in the Bahamas rather than poring over your PC in Dorset!! Many thanks for your diligence
    131. I would publicly like to thank John Palmer for his suggestions on how to compile a name index. and also for his excellent Wirksworth site
    132. I really enjoyed your site - it is the best I have ever seen. Keep up the EXCELLENT,SUPERIOR work
    133. Thanks for the photos you have just provided, your site gets better and better
    134. I would like to say thank you for your wonderful site. It has solved a few mysteries for me and given me hours of pleasure just reviewing the many pieces of information, whether they are specific to my searches or not
    135. I've been 'doing' my family tree on and off now for several years (15+) and have just come across your incredible website. I suspect that the order for the CD copy will be in the post shortly
    136. What an amazing site full of info. I'd feel very proud of myself for completing such a task, and all for free something you don't get very often. I'd like to do the same for Dunfermline but wouldn't know where to start. Once again a big pat on the back
    137. Discovered your site through your email to Yorksgen. Fascinating site, a bit like a Wainwright guide book
    138. I am full of admiration for all the work you have put in and send my grateful thanks. I shall continue to explore your fascinating web site (you shame us, we thought we were doing well as local historians and heritage wardens for our own village until we saw what you had achieved). Our thanks once again
    139. Great web site, gets more interesting every time I visit. Thank You
    140. I found your website and I'm speechless over all the work you've done. Words can't express the wonderful thing you've done for so many people, living and gone. With great appreciation
    141. What an excellent addition to your already excellent site. More superlatives will need to be invented
    142. May I say congratulations on your excellent website. I was very impressed
    143. Having just purchased your CD about Wirksworth I find it absolutely first class and cannot thank you enough. Yours Gratefully
    144. Thanks for the site it truly is the best
    145. What a wonderful job you have done. It must have taken months of work. With thanks for all you have done for family historians - and others
    146. May I congratulate you on the work on the subject, the information provided has proved invaluable
    147. I would like to thank you for the work you have done on these records. When I searched the Internet for Wirksworth I found the work you had done and I was delighted, especially when i have since been able to trace my great grandmother's family back to 1687
    148. I think this Website is brilliant. My son-in-laws family came from Parwich, so having looked at many parts I have high hopes of tracing some of his tree
    149. Wonderful website! Am searching for my ancestors and appreciate all of the information you are sharing!
    150. Have found several ancestors from your records - great work! Will do more searching though your material. Again - thanks!
    151. Thank you very much for the info and advice you sent to me the other day. It was very encouraging to get such a quick response and it has already assisted me in this research. I will be watching your web site in the future for any updates you might make, I never realised this could be so interesting
    152. I think I signed once before, but keep coming back. Mr Palmer is not just to be congratulated, he is to be applauded and to be sung praises! Well done again, John
    153. Firstly may I say what a great site you have and what a great help it is to somebody like myself who has only recently begun to trace the family and living here in the Isle of Man gives me limited access to records. ... Once again, congratulations on a wonderful site. I only wish there were a lot more of them
    154. Looks like your best web site just got better. How do you find the time? What is your secret?
    155. You won't know me but can I congratulate you on your stunning site
    156. Many thanks, John, for the very prompt delivery of your CD. I should have cleaned the cooker today but have been spending happy hours in Wirksworth instead!
    157. Please help me do a bit more digging by sending me your Wirksworth CD. How could we manage without you and your tremendous site?
    158. ..you are very well known now..yes even here in OZ..you have a great site and I always take a look every now and then to see what's new! Keep it up!
    159. my first visit and won't be my last. I'm exhausted just reading the index page! John, your site is a magnificent tour de force - my own effort pales into insignificance. Dashing off now to send a cheque for your CD...Again, many thanks
    160. A great site. more info than I have ever seen on a website
    161. Thanks John! for a great site!
    162. What a brilliant site. If only all sites were like this it would make family tree research so much easier. Thankyou
    163. I have never seen such a complete WEBSITE as yours. Many thanks for doing it
    164. What a wonderful help this web site has been to me in searching out my family. Please accept my gratitude for the great work that has been done to put this site on the net
    165. First I must say what an absolutely wonderful site you have created - it is so full of info. that I spent most of the afternoon reading it. Thanks for all the information, it must be an incredible amount of work!
    166. Just stopped by once again to view your website. This site is amazing and has helped me so much. I cannot express my appreciation to you enough. You have done a stupendous job and thank you for all your help
    167. Wonderful site. All these folks lived around Derby and Ible; wonderful to get a feel for their homeplace, and supporting info
    168. I heard you on the wireless some time ago talking about your site and now I am on the net have found it full of interest - a wonderful achievement
    169. Your web-site is excellent
    170. Your website is amazing
    171. Bloody marvellous!
    172. I am impressed with the work you have done to produce such a good website
    173. This is one of the most incredible web sites I have come across over the last couple of months. The amount of information you have collected is incredible and all so very important historically. Must go back and check my surname...thanks
    174. First of all may I say how wonderful your web site is
    175. What an absolute gem of an idea John. Very much appreciated, thanks
    176. To John and helpers! Well done on the most superb job you have made of this site. The best of it's kind we have found
    177. Great website by the way. A passion is always more rewarding
    178. I commend you on your fine effort. Keep up the great work
    179. Fascinated by your site
    180. Thanks for all of the hard work!!!!!
    181. Two words will suffice. "Superior site"
    182. A very good site - I keep coming back to it
    183. Very much appreciate your comprehensive site - not so sure about the colours but like the freedom from ads!
    184. Thank you for including the List of Useful Info.... what a lot of very interesting information - most thoughtful of you and much appreciated
    185. You have a wonderful, informative site. What a joy it was to find my ancestors listed here. Thank you for all your hard work
    186. Thank you so very much for your time and effort in compiling this seemingly impossible task. It is a gold mine of information. I am very fortunate to be living in Macon, Georgia, USA where we have many research books and films in our local library (The Washington Memorial Library). However, your web page has given me more information than our entire library building could house
    187. I have praised John's Wirksworth site but it really takes on a new meaning when you find your own ancestors included at this fabulous site. I am amazed at the incredible amount of historical and genealogical information available about these Ridgways of mine. Apparently, I now have a rich 6th great-grandfather, a Churchwarden in Wirksworth who at times had to count dead hedgehogs and hand out payment to parishioners who captured this vermin. It's things like this that make your ancestors 'come alive' and thanks to John I can 'see' my ancestors and how they lived. THANKS John you really are one of a kind
    188. Just the best site that was ever on the web. Thank You John for all the hard work you & your little helpers have put in
    189. Congratulations on a most interesting site
    190. Simply to express my admiration for your site and the genealogical resources therein ... the site is great for genealogists!
    191. Your site gave me my first glimpse at my past and for that I am truly grateful. I found the links very easy to follow. I still have a lot to find and am sure that your site has some secrets to give up. Thank you again
    192. What a neat service you provide
    193. Congrats. on an excellent, nay absolutely brilliant web site
    194. A very great help in reassembling the family of two eighteenth century Robert Adamses in whom I have an interest
    195. Thank you for the excellent website
    196. I would just like to add my praise to the many plaudits you have rightly received for your hard work on the Wirksworth Parish Strays in the 1881 Census of the UK
    197. I am so glad for people like you, who make so much available for the net-cruising family historian
    198. I have just spent many hours on your Wirksworth website and found it very interesting and valuable to my research into our Family Tree
    199. How impressed I am with your Wirksworth CD ROM
    200. Without question the most comprehensive site devoted to a single parish on the entire web. My inspiration!
    201. Your website is a wonderful thing - well done and thank you to all concerned. Someone has already mentioned that there's always something new turning up in it, and has given me an unexpected lead. Well done and thanks again
    202. What a marvellous web-site, I have just started researching my Grattons from Wirksworth and I am sure all the info available will prove to be invaluable. Pity all places can't be so informative, Will enjoy coming back time and again, thank you so much
    203. Excellent web site. You've done a great job of it
    204. After surfing your incredible site I managed to find much information which has in effect filled in several pieces of the jigsaw in respect of my research
    205. The site you have given us is a wealth of information - I don't know how you do it
    206. I've just seen your site - and wanted to congratulate you - it's stunning. Hugely helpful in many many ways ... what you've done there is honestly so powerful it's tough to react ungushingly! My wife muttered darkly all weekend about how distracted I was by your site - but Dad is thrilled to hear all the missing details! Thanks to you and your team for all that work done (and worked saved)
    207. I visit it regularly and find something new each time thank you. It is a favourite and cherished site for me. Thank you again for this really comprehensive site and all the best for the future
    208. What an excellent site, it would have to be one of the best around. Keep up the good work
    209. What a fantastic piece of work, congratulations. The whole web page is "mind boggling" but so easy to use
    210. Congratulations to John Palmer and all concerned on the Wirksworth web site. How easy to use, wish other parishes did the same. A very big WELL DONE, wonderful effort
    211. I am here in the U.S. and must say you did a lot of people a great service when you put up your website. I must say it is the best web site of it's kind that I have ever seen. I along many, many others are very grateful for all that you have done, since many of us can't come to England
    212. I am a resident of the U.S.A. and have many English friends. I just wanted to tell you that your site is just obviously a labor of love and a joy to peruse. I think I know more about the history of Derbyshire now than my friends! I will be very well prepared when I visit
    213. I am sure I won't be the only one writing to thank you for your prodigious work
    214. Just wanted to congratulate you on your excellent site, which has enabled me to leap forward with my research into my family tree. Unfortunately my father died when I was 19 and therefore was unable to pass on a lot of family details, but due to your site I have been able to recreate these
    215. Congratulations on such a fantastic website which I came across yesterday for the first time, brilliant!
    216. Congratulations on your excellent web site. I hope you have inspired others to do the same. Although I do not have ancestors from the Wirksworth area I could not resist a browse after reading about your site in the Family History Monthly magazine and was very impressed. It well deserves the excellent review
    217. I am overjoyed at all the information available and appreciative of all the hours you have put in to achieve such a site. Not forgetting the organisation and computer skills you evidently have in abundance. It is a wonderful achievement and a sheer pleasure to navigate around
    218. Congraulations on a fantastic site, it would be great if other areas were as well presented
    219. I found your site by accident and it is brilliant!! Thanks for the wealth of info
    220. This site is awesome in its depth and coverage. I only wish there was a similar site for my family locations
    221. Excellent, amazing site. So glad I found it. So much information to go through
    222. Wonderful site. Well done. Wish I had some ancestors in your area
    223. Excellent site and so easy to negotiate
    224. I must thank you for your wonderful Wirksworth site. I use it all the time and have found it very informative
    225. Thanks for a most informative site. It will take us quite a while to look at everything of interest to us which you have on offer
    226. This is my 2nd visit - what a brilliant site you're running
    227. If anyone else is interested in Wirksworth, the best site ever must be this one:
    228. I am amazed at the amount of detail on your site
    229. I must congratulate you on the work you have done to make your website. It is really well done and easy to search
    230. Have just visited your Wirksworth web site and am amazed at the amount of interesting information there. I can't even imagine how much effort must have gone into its preparation. I felt I just had to let you know how impressed I was
    231. What dedicated people you are to maintain such a site! Would that Stockton on Tees in County Durham were so well served. You have a fabulous site!
    232. I think your site is wonderful
    233. What a great site you have put together,it's really interesting
    234. Congratulations on your comprehensive compilation
    235. An impressive site as to database and detail
    236. Thank You for all your efforts in the creation and maintenance of this site
    237. What a fabulous site!!!!! Do they have one of these for Lambeth?
    238. Wow! What can we say! If you want it look no further, theres everything here except the kitchen sink!! Well done John, this will even make your ancestors proud!! A lot of hard work has gone into this site and it shows in the detail that it contains
    239. Very useful and well put together site, oh to have more like this
    240. Only to express my admiration for your website: condensed, very complete, very easy to surf into, really superb! And.... no ad's, what a relief
    241. You should be complimented on your excellent and useful site!
    242. Congratulations! Very impressed by fantastic effort put into this production of facts
    243. Excellent site. Thank you
    244. May I congratulate you on your fantastic website, which is a wonderful font of information for a proud Wirksworthian like myself
    245. You have done a wonderful job of combining the best attributes of computer use, with a meticulous attention to genealogical detail! Your site is wonderfully usable, to even a novice like me! Thank you so much for all your time and effort!
    246. I cannot believe how good your site is!! Well done!! I am jealous really, and wish our society had something similar. You must have spent HOURS and HOURS on it. You deserve a medal!!
    247. I would like to say what a wonderful web site you have it really is and so informative and packed full of ....well everything!!
    248. Thanks again for checking and keep up the tremendous work you've been doing - I keep coming back and finding bits and pieces all the time, it's wonderful
    249. I am slowly wading through your Wirksworth web site and finding it totally enthralling, regardless of whether I find anything appertaining to my own subject. Do keep up the good work. I know I am only one of many that must be enjoying it
    250. Excellent site - top rate
    251. An excellent and very informative site. I wish there was a similar site for Alfreton, an area I am researching for my family tree. Well done
    252. I am truly astounded at the amount of work that you and others have put into this site, it must have taken a great deal of time and patience
    253. What a marvellous site. Thank you
    254. Excellent. The best 'information' site I have ever seen. So many others just promise but don't deliver - well done
    255. This is a fantastic site you must be complimented on it
    256. I have just discovered your website, wow, it's very very good, excellent in fact. The trouble is it's so good, I feel like throwing in the towel. I have been working on a One Name Study of Willoughby on the Wolds Nottinghamshire, for some time, but having seen how much information you have gathered on your site, I will never be able to do all that work. Well done, take a bow
    257. ...your pages are fantastic. Have recommended them to relatives in America
    258. Congratulations on a wonderful website
    259. Just wanted to say thanks a million for all your efforts....your site during my initial research was invaluable
    260. Fantastic website; the amount of work put into it is truly amazing
    261. I'm an American archaeologist presently researching Scottish influences in New York in the late 17th century. I found your website while browsing for some background material on the Old Parish Registers. I use computers for all of my data storage, much of my research, and I have seen thousands of websites. Nothing I have seen comes close to yours. The amount of research and hard work is self evident. Needless to say, I've been back many times. Cudos, my friend, from one professional to another. You deserve every commendation and accolade you are bound to receive
    262. Your work on 'Wirksworth' is fantastic
    263. The amazing wirksworth.org.uk site courtesy of John Palmer
    264. Just wanted to say what a great site, I have searched many and have yet to find one with as much info
    265. Excellent site. So full of information. Top Notch. In a few minutes found my husbands fathers relatives and his mothers too
    266. Excellent site - much hard and dedicated work has gone into this
    267. Your web site is wonderful. It will take me a while to absorb all this information, but I certainly appreciate it
    268. ... your great and I mean great website!
    269. ..thanks to the hard work of John Palmer and crew at the Wirksworth site
    270. Compliments on your vast and well researched webpages
    271. Thanks for a wonderful site. It has been a great help in tracing the KILLER family. The photos are great
    272. Excellent web site good basic info with sensible instructions
    273. So much information, well done
    274. ...your web sites re Wirksworth are quite astonishing - very professionally compiled - much better and more informative than any other genealogical sites I have encountered. Taking account of past spelling variations is a brilliant idea, and very helpful. Perhaps you should charge for access to your Web site...
    275. I must tell you that I have never come across a site anywhere that is as good as the one of Wirksworth. My heartfelt thanks go to all of you who have made it possible
    276. Best Web Site I've found so far!
    277. An extremely impressive collection of data that must have taken years to compile
    278. John's site is top of the list, Google ranks it as Number One for Wirksworth genealogy!
    279. I came across your site, and I have been enthralled by your educational and useful page for the past hour! Excellent, a real pleasure!
    280. I found it on your wonderful site
    281. I love your Wirksworth site ... all my mothers people seem to come from there...thank you for all your hard work and dedication, the Wirksworth web pages continue to captivate me
    282. Thank you for the 1841 and 1851 census for the area. It has saved me hours of searching. I only wish other areas were also transcribed onto the net
    283. start by looking at the Wirksworth site ... you will find quite a large census area on there, beautifully presented by John Palmer
    284. Thanks for a brilliant site, a fantastic piece of work
    285. I really appreciate the Wirksworth Parish Registry data
    286. Those with Wirksworth ancestors are indeed fortunate
    287. Thank you for this wonderful site. It has been really interesting to read
    288. Hi John, just a note to congratulate you on your excellent site! I wish I hailed from Wirksworth!
    289. just wanted to stop my frantic genealogical searches to commend you and the others who have helped to create this fantastic web site. Again, thanks a million
    290. What an achievement. Congratulations
    291. Great Site!
    292. Very fast, excellent site
    293. Wonderful site - wish there were more of them
    294. Congratulations John on a fantastic site! Thought I would just dip in - and ended up browsing for an age. It's definitely in my favourites from now on
    295. John what a wonderful site, I have viewed before but now much more on ... Congratulations.
    296. You have certainly done an amazing job with your transcription of this parish. I visited Wirksworth in 1974 and spent hours copying ancestors out of the parish registers. It is a great work that you have done to make these names more accessible
    297. browsing on the Wirksworth site (what an enjoyment)
    298. Great site. As a former Wirksworthian I find it really fascinating
    299. It is people like you who make researching genealogy encouraging & enjoyable
    300. Once again this terrific site has come through for me. THREE TIMES THANKS!
    301. Many, many thanks for such a valuable and fascinating site
    302. I found your site by accident today and think it's absolutely wonderful
    303. John - what an incredible amount of work you have done on Wirkes/Wirksworth
    304. A truly excellent site
    305. Extremely grateful and impressed by your diligent and careful work
    306. Speaking as 'webmaster' of (part) of a Govt. Dept...If you handcoded your site, then I take my (metaphorical) hat off to you. Brilliant!
    307. Many thanks for a very interesting web site, I have managed to confirm most of my information on the family links back to 1745
    308. May I congratulate you on one of the best web sites it has ever been my pleasure to see... I have just spent over 2 hours exploring everything available, what a mine of information it has turned out to be and if you are responsible for this well all I can say is you deserve a medal, but as I cannot give you one I will say THANK YOU and well done on an excellent job, I want you to know that the work you have put into this site is greatly appreciated by myself & certainly all the people I shall pass it on to
    309. Thanks for such an interesting and fascinating web site, so much information. This web site has provided me with a lot of additional history of the area
    310. Is that Wirksworth site not the best? I spend hours at it. John Palmer and the others who put that together deserve endless praise and thanks
    311. John, I find the Wirksworth site has been a great help finding some of my family in Matlock
    312. Very interesting and well thought out site, only wish there were more like this for Derbyshire & Lancs!!
    313. A big thank you to John Palmer for putting all of the information on this site. It is especially invaluable to those of us from far away who have so many ancestors from the Derbyshire area
    314. It's sites like yours I am ever grateful for
    315. Great site
    316. I so enjoy your web site
    317. Your site is easily the best I have seen for genealogy on the net. Researching from Australia, I have been able to trace back to the early 1600s using your data
    318. I really do think that you are an inspiration to us all in respect of the freedom of information following your transcription of the registers
    319. I want to congratulate you on a wonderful, informative and exciting website. You knew what you were doing and you accomplished it
    320. I came across your website , and though I don't have any research in Wirksworth I think you have done a brilliant job . I wish others could follow your example
    321. Thank you for your amazing web site. ... it has provided me with many hours of happy reading
    322. ...just happened to come across this wonderful site! It's a great feeling to be able to say "Ooh! I used to live there!". Plus I found out some interesting information on my ancestors. Thanks a lot!
    323. I am so full of admiration for your site. What an incredible amount of work to have put in since only 1998. Have visited the site before but neglected to sign the guest book but am staggered by the enormity of the site every time I return. Full of admiration
    324. Loved the way your Wirksworth site is set up
    325. Your's is the best website I've seen! Congratulations!
    326. I wish every website was as good as yours! It's just amazing
    327. I could be on this website for a year or two. Mr Palmer I am going to propose you for a knighthood for services to the interests of History
    328. Excellent stuff, a really help site, and easy to get around too
    329. excellent web site has provided much information
    330. Stunning pages I only wish other districts would follow your example. Keep up the good work
    331. I think the Wirksworth site is brill it has helped me a lot. Keep up the good work
    332. the updated website with all the newer records on it is fantastic!
    333. Excellent and extensive data base. Anything to do with Wirksworth Genealogy and it's here !!!
    334. What an excellent idea. Well done for all your hard work
    335. This is something which should have been done ages ago. A very useful addition to genealogy community. Great work.
    336. I just visited your site and its wonderful.
    337. I could not believe my good fortune when I located your wonderful, rich, well-organized website.
    338. I was very impressed! you have a wealth of info. but nothing for me, but that's OK I enjoyed my visit anyway
    339. Wonderful range of info ... have found it of enormous interest
    340. Thank you for the excellent content of the site.
    341. Thanks, John. What a wonderful site
    342. Very impressed with what you have done.
    343. This is great!
    344. What an excellent site.
    345. thank you for providing so much interesting information!
    346. Thanks again for such a FAB website.
    347. I really appreciate all the hard work that went into your webpage.
    348. Many thanks for your fantastic site.
    349. Found your excellent website ... - am now hooked! I'll be back....
    350. Absolutely smashing site.... kudos to John Palmer.... (you had better add another digit to your visit counter soon!!!)
    351. This is a wonderful site!
    352. An excellent history and of particular interest to me with many relatives still living in the area
    353. Excellent site
    354. Grateful thanks for all the work you do...I have only recently found family who moved to the Wirksworth area, albeit briefly...but they would have been 'lost' had it not been for your site. So much appreciation
    355. You have done a wonderful job on your web site!!! Just fabulous.
    356. I think your site is wonderful!
    357. I congratulate you on the wonderful job you've done on this website. It has helped me a lot
    358. An utterly fantastic site for those of us searching for Derbyshire ancestry and educational to the bargain. Well done and thanks.
    359. Congratulations on refurbishing what was already the best website anywhere
    360. I am so impressed by the work you do and return time and again for various interests
    361. What a wonderful site with wonderful content I wished I had hailed from Wirksworth then I would have had so much at hand with what info. your site supplies..
    362. Amazing that anyone could be so dedicated to amass such information. You should be very proud of what you do. I loved browsing it all, so much history gave me goose bumps. Thank you. It has been my pleasure to find your site
    363. A very well organized site!! and very helpful. Thank you
    364. What a find! If only there were more sites like this.
    365. A most excellent site for a newcomer like myself.
    366. Nothing else compares does it?
    367. Very much appreciated. Thanks!
    368. Thanks for your hard work. I will visit (virtually) often.
    369. ... when I stumbled on your site and found what I was looking for within a couple of minuits. Saved me a day trip in the rain!
    370. Full credit to you this is just the sort of thing we all want but thought we would never find.
    371. ...until I was told about your site and then wow! I've found them in Cromford. Brilliant site, pity there are not more around like this.
    372. Thrilled to find the exact Birthdate of my Grandfather
    373. Brilliant site!
    374. All the best for the future
    375. John., I would just like to say I consider your effort and website to be THE best I have ever seen. It is brilliant and a credit to your research skills, patience and to your generosity in opening it up for the world of genealogy enthusiasts..I am just flabbergasted..And darn. Do I wish I had ancestors in your area.
    376. Kind regards and the very best of luck for the future.
    377. Tremendous site!
    378. An absolutely magnificent web site for fellow researchers - really brilliant. John, congratulations, I am "gobsmacked" by your professionalism and the site - "simply the best"
    379. Can I just say that the work you've done is phenomenal in itself and the site must rate as the best of it's type for anyone with Wirksworth connections, in a word it's brilliant
    380. Thank you for your commitment and dedication in an obviously conscious effort to bring this important information to anyone that can access a P.C.
    381. John - what can one say? merely, congratulations, thanks once more, and stay at the top of the class....if only my lot were from Wirksworth!!
    382. Wish my folks came from here, would make my research so much easier. Well Done, great site.
    383. I have been to John Palmer's fantastic Wirksworth website.
    384. I think your site is great
    385. Utterly utterly stupendous!!!!
    386. What a fantastic aid to the family historian! True dedication to duty. Many thanks for all your efforts to produce a useful site.
    387. Congratulations on a wonderful site.
    388. Your Web site is brilliant, have found no end of ancestors!
    389. I especially want to thank John Palmer whose wonderful Wirksworth website inspired me to begin work on my ONS - and whose lists gave me a good place to start.
    390. Thanks for a great website at Wirksworth I have visited it many times.
    391. Congratulations on yet another brilliant addition to your website.
    392. Another magnificent achievement. Congratulations. What you have done is a boon to us whose ancestors came from this area. What do you do in your spare time?
    393. Congratulations, John! A job well-done. Your work is greatly appreciated. My family ... are well covered in your web site.
    394. You are doing a marvellous job
    395. Your work is greatly appreciated.
    396. I cant believe what a great site you have. It must have taken ages. You've done a fantastic job, congratulations and thanks.
    397. Even though I haven't found any of mine so far on your site, I must say it is one of the best ones I've ever seen.
    398. You have one of the most amazing genealogy websites I have ever seen.
    399. What a brilliant site.
    400. Thanks for all you do with the Wirksworth site. The sheer quantity of data available is tremendous.
    401. I just wanted to take a moment to commend you on a wonderful and very worthy website....Congratulations!
    402. A most impressive site..I wish that someone in each parish was able to set up the same thing. I have put it up on my links page
    403. I am dumbfounded by how good your Wirksworth site is - while it does not help my family search I enjoyed surfing & reading... Congrads to you and your helpers on an excellent site... Someday I may show up for a tour of your gardens - sounds like another dream of mine.....CONGRADS - CONGRADS - & thank you much.....
    404. Your website is fantastic if only there was one like it for each county
    405. Notable and Exceptional: Wirksworth County Records. Looking for a way of honoring history or your ancestors? Try taking a cue from John Palmer, who put together this incredible collection of county records.
    406. ...he has done a remarkable job in deciphering some of the most difficult entries, especially ones nearly obliterated from age. These very early entries are almost never found in the IGI. Furthermore, his groupings of surname variants show name associations that the IGI often fails to recognize.
    407. I was totally stuck in Ripley researching my Buxtons until I was told about your site and then wow! I've found them in Cromford. Brilliant site, pity there are not more around like this.
    408. I stumbled on your site and found what I was looking for within a couple of minutes. Saved me a day trip in the rain! Still using this brilliant site. Full credit to you this is just the sort of thing we all want but thought we would never find
    409. A very informative site
    410. Brilliant site! All the best for the future
    411. Thrilled to find the exact birthdate of my Grandfather
    412. Pity there wasn't more Parishes on line so we could look up our family trees more easily I thank you again keep up the good work
    413. Brilliant site, pity there are not more around like this.
    414. I got a great boost from Ince's pedigrees and I am hugely grateful to the two of you for that help. What an extraordinary record that is!
    415. Looked at the splendid Wirksworth website
    416. Thank you so much for all the information. It has surpassed my expectations and will be of huge assistance to my project. You certainly know your stuff!
    417. I was very impressed with the work you have undertaken on the parish of Wirksworth. I wondered if you would be so kind as to help me with a university project (I am a history student). I was wondering how many parish record entries you transcribed in total and the length of time it took you to complete the task.
    418. John, the Wirksworth web site is fabulous - and that's from someone who hasn't any family there but was just told to look at it "to see how it should be done" ... Absolutely excellent
    419. John, I would just like to say I consider your effort and website to be THE best I have ever seen. It is brilliant and a credit to your research skills, patience and to your generosity in opening it up for the world of genealogy enthusiasts.. I am just flabbergasted..And darn. Do I wish I had ancestors in your area.
    420. Bless you and your web site...We have recently moved to the Wirksworth area and have purchased ...a former inn, approximately 200 years old..with a medieval mill attached at one end. One of the deciding factors in buying the place was your web site.
    421. Thank you for a wonderful site.
    422. What a fantastic site you have.
    423. What an excellent web site, you must be very proud of all this work.
    424. A fascinating and prodigious collection. Would that all parish records were so well organised. Keep up the good work
    425. What an absolute gem of a site, has saved me so much time tracing my ancestors.
    426. Excellent page both design and content, keep up the good work.
    427. You are to be admired for your tenacity.
    428. Well done on what must have been a mammoth task. We all need more sites like this one.
    429. What a marvellous website display! Well built! Informative!
    430. Leave it to the English to do something right! Bravo! You have done a beautiful job.
    431. You are inspiring!
    432. Thanks for the wonderful work.
    433. Thanks to and much admiration for John Palmer and his team for the excellent work they are doing.
    434. What a brilliant website, it's just amazing.
    435. A lot of dedicated work and a great public service.
    436. Congratulations on a fantastic site.
    437. Thanks to your site I have been able to go back another five generations.
    438. What an amazing piece of work!
    439. This is a wonderful site! I wish there were more just like it. Great work. Thank you.
    440. Wow and thanks a million. Your place name website should be a model for all others, crammed with easy to find information and very well laid out. It will take a little while to digest it all. Thanks a million,
    441. Is there a site at all that is so detailed for these areas as the site of Wirksworth (what a site that is-fantastic).
    442. Many thanks (and much admiration) for the work you are doing with the Wirksworth website.
    443. I just wanted to say a big thanks to John Palmer and everyone else involved with the Wirksworth site
    444. Thank you for a wonderful gift.
    445. What an incredible collection - I wanted to let you know that I am blown away. There is obviously a lot of work done in the preparation of your site in that it is fairly easy to follow which usually indicates much background work done to make it that easy. Congratulations - there are simply no adjectives to describe this.
    446. Had little documentary proof until I found your site. It was so good to know that all the names and dates I had were accurate
    447. Once again many thanks for your Wirksworth site which is absolutely fabulous.
    448. Someone was enquiring about MIs at Wirksworth. Are you aware of the brilliant site at www.wirksworth.org.uk. Lots of info, dates,PRs Census etc. there. A really worthwhile millennium project, far more use than the Dome.
    449. Keep up the good work, a lot of people out there must be very grateful to you
    450. I've just been looking at your Wirksworth web page. I must congratulate you on it, its the best web page covering a small area I have seen.
    451. I want to commend John Palmer and whoever put up the Ince's pedigrees at the Wirksworth sight. They have proved invaluable.
    452. Can I congratulate you on your Wirksworth web site (once again) - it is a very fascinating read!!!
    453. I feel like today is payday. What luck. You are something else. I am so proud to meet you online or otherwise.
    454. The Wirksworth site is a shining example of how it should be done, it is the best site I have ever come across so all we can do is follow your lead and hope to do as well.
    455. What a lovely surprise to have stumbled upon this wonderful website. It is such a good site. Probably the best I have seen to date. I just had to tell you how excited I was to find you and this site. Today, due to your work and website I was certain there is a God!
    456. I think your Wirksworth site is brilliant. And anyone who had seen the original Ince pedigrees in book form at DLSL as I did years ago before they put it on film, will realise what an excellent job the three of you have done of what, basically, was someone's notebook written with quill (I presume) on not very good paper
    457. Am still AMAZED at your website!
    458. I will be back again and again. It's great what you have done and I am sure that many families (not just Doxey descendants) will be as thrilled as I am at the wonderful aid to research in the Wirksworth area that you have given us.
    459. What a wonderful project this is ...? Thank you very much for all your hard work ...
    460. I am going to be checking your site very very regularly it is so big and so great what a lot of work you have done and thank you so very much
    461. You have done a terrific amount of work and accumulated an awesome amount of information. Thank you so very much for your concentrated efforts on the United Kingdom
    462. Found your website to be extremely user-friendly - very quick and informative! It's excellent! I'll be recommending it to other family historians.
    463. John, I think that is an absolutely fantastic achievement. Where would we all be without such tireless workers giving so freely of their time?
    464. Your group task however is way beyond the norm.
    465. This brilliantly accessible format.
    466. If only they knew about your excellent model.
    467. Again your web site is the most incredible one I've seen. It is a pleasure to go back to it over and over again....I see something new everytime I go into it...I am sure your web site has thrilled many many people...
    468. Amazing work... this is truly fascinating.
    469. I can only imagine the work that has gone into this.
    470. Well done!! This had to be a labour of love and you have done a fine job. It will take time for the full appreciation of what you have done to be realized.
    471. You have a shining example of an excellent prototype. We'll visit often, and hope that you don't mind if we adopt some of your approach.
    472. This is one of the most complete sites that I have experienced.
    473. I was thrilled to find this site
    474. You have achieved something I have often dreamed of during the 25 years I have been researching. -- Unbelievable work! Makes me want to adopt an area myself.
    475. It has been totally enthralling
    476. The database is 'fantastic'. How on earth did you do it all!!
    477. Wonderful website
    478. Great work.
    479. It is really great
    480. I applaud all those who are involved in the website - Thanks for all your hard work.
    481. You can't imagine my delight at finding your website
    482. Site best I have ever found
    483. You have done a terrific amount of work and accumulated an awesome amount of information. Thank you so very much for your concentrated efforts on the United Kingdom.
    484. John, your website is absolutely the very best I have ever seen. It has been wonderfully helpful not only on my genealogy quest but wonderful source of information on the area and it's history.
    485. What a WONDERFUL website-very many congratulations.
    486. Wow!!! Am I impressed, John. I just wish your ancestors had come from Shorwell, IOW, Hampshire where mine came from. What a gold mine for a researcher on your web site.
    487. Keep up the good work, wish I had relatives in Wirksworth.
    488. ... you can create a first class web site. Yours is a perfect example.
    489. Your site is remarkable. Anyone who hasn't seen it should visit it. It is obvious you have put a great deal of work into it, and it is a wonderful resource for anyone researching the Wirksworth Parish.
    490. The extra information was brilliant.
    491. The Wirksworth website which is a superb help with research and I am so grateful for all the dedication that must have gone into making this possible.
    492. Congratulations! This really is a treasure trove.
    493. Your invaluable website.
    494. I shall continue to visit your incredible Wirksworth website
    495. PC is proving to be a marvellous tool, especially when websites of your calibre are available to 'us out here'.
    496. Let me say to approach you is like entering the holies of holies.
    497. I think you Wirksworth site is excellent.
    498. The fabulous Wirksworth web site.
    499. Wow! I have been involved with a large number of Genealogy sites and FHS groups but yours is something special, many congratulations and thank you.
    500. I think you Wirksworth site is excellent.
    501. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to establish such a wonderful resource for those of us trying to find our heritage. Your hours of work have saved people like myself a lot of time and expense. Thank you !
    502. Again very many thanks for all your kind help and suggestions and especially your invaluable website.
    503. I shall continue to visit your incredible Wirksworth website to extend other branches of the family.
    504. First let me say what a goldmine of information your website is!! Very many thanks for all the tremendous amount of work you and your team have put into it!!! I cannot tell you how very grateful I am. It has been an absolute godsend.
    505. Great website congratulations !
    506. Just viewed your pages. What an incredible resource!!! You have done an incredible job and I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate the work and time spent on the transcriptions!! It is wonderful. I wish all of England had resources on the net like this!! Thank you so much for your caring about genealogy!
    507. I could hardly wait to log on!
    508. I really didn't expect a reply so promptly. That's really brilliant - I've now got a whole generation plus another generation.
    509. Again I was most impressed with your work. I cannot believe that it didn't take you much more time to gather all that information. You were obviously very dedicated to it.
    510. What a brilliant piece of work - my congrats to you - what a pity more info like this isn't on web
    511. I think I speak for all of us with Wirksworth ancestors when I say a big THANK YOU to John and Carol for their extremely hard work over the past months & longer! I have been so busy searching the new records for my relations (very successfully) that I've hardly had time to do anything else like housework....
    512. Thank you for your Herculean labours
    513. I have just discovered your web site and I find it truly humbling.
    514. Your magnificent Wirksworth website.
    515. As a 3rd Year History Student I find the site on Wirksworth a fantastic source of information.
    516. Fantastic site I wish there were more like it for other areas of the country.
    517. What a wonderful site.
    518. Excellent site! I am researching the Tomlinson family tree, this web site has been a god send!
    519. Wonderful site for finding ancestors. Very easy to use, took me two minutes to find the person I wanted starting from scratch. Will be back often. I will explore the site further to find it's full worth. Thank you for making it available to all.
    520. A real credit to you
    521. Have been browsing your wonderful site, a fantastic effort
    522. Congratulations and thanks to you and Carol for your magnificent work
    523. You are an inspiration to us all
    524. You have provided the World with a wonderful service by transcribing all the Wirksworth Parish Records. Thank you!
    525. Just a quick thank you for all the work that you have put into your website.
    526. Thank you for the info on the Wirksworth site I clicked on it and went straight in, very impressive.
    527. May I congratulate you on a superb web site.
    528. I had a look at the Wirksworth site - very impressive. Wish I had more ancestors from there.
    529. You are to be commended for such an excellent site.
    530. Found your website and thought a quick note to say how wonderful your site is, might be appreciated.
    531. Thank you once again for your incredible work and for making all this information about Wirksworth etc. available to us on the Internet.
    532. I would like to thank you and your volunteers for the magnificent job you have all done to get this data on the Internet. I can only dimly imagine the amount of work it must have taken and I just want you to know how greatly appreciated it is on this side of the Atlantic.
    533. Congratulations on your Web site I often wish my ancestors came from Wirksworth
    534. ....tremendous value of the work of John Palmer and colleagues in the compilation of the Wirksworth WWW site, a veritable gold mine of information for anyone lucky enough to have ancestors from that area.
    535. There is a wealth of interesting information there
    536. You were not kidding, there have been so many new visits to your site recently - all visitors are as impressed as I was
    537. The depth of your data is so interesting
    538. You've put an awesome amount of information at fingertip reach. Thank you.
    539. You must be very proud of your work. Thanks for helping a lot of genealogists out there. I don't have the words to express how fine a job I think you have done.
    540. I see the incredible amount of work you have done, and I feel like my undertaking is not so immense, almost insignificant in comparison. Thanks so much I enjoyed your website even without having ancestors there!
    541. Interesting and helpful site, Thank You
    542. Thanks for your great work!
    543. What a GREAT, GREAT web site. This must have taken a long time to complete. I commend all the hard work that has gone into such a wonderful web site. Thank you for the time you have spent on this. I saw a story about this site on a ROOTSWEB newsletter and just had to visit. I was Awed !!!
    544. Excellent source of information. Job well done.
    545. You are a wonder and an inspiration to us all! I am Very Impressed.
    546. Thanks for all the hard work. The site was extremely interesting
    547. Well done. Excellent work.
    548. Who ever started this (John Palmer) could not have realised the task they were taking on nor the joy it would bring.
    549. Thrilled to find this page - Excellent for my Inces of Wirksworth
    550. This is one of the best sites that I have ever come across
    551. Thanks for all of your time and effort
    552. Great site
    553. Very very impressive!
    554. Thanks for doing all this work. It is a great help to all of us
    555. Thank you for the nice site
    556. The information it contains is unbelievable, Congratulation's, it must have taken you years to set it up.
    557. This is without a doubt the best website I have seen
    558. Thank you so much for all the ground work you have covered. People like you make amateurs like me exceedingly grateful.
    559. What a wonderful project. Well done!
    560. Thank you for all your hard work in making all this information available.
    561. Great work!
    562. It has been totally enthralling
    563. I knew there were lots of answers in your brilliant web site
    564. The database is 'fantastic' even though it does not help me research wise at the moment. How on earth did you do it all!!
    565. Wonderful website
    566. It will add immeasurable worth to the available information on your already excellent Wirksworth site.
    567. It's great to see people like yourself preserving what we have now and making it so accessible to the general public.
    568. I have looked at your web site in the past, and have been very envious of anyone needing to research in that area, it is a credit to you.
    569. May I congratulate you on a magnificent web site.
    570. My respect and admiration for John Palmer's mammoth Wirksworth project, great enough as they were to begin with, have grown even more since I started transcribing the registers of a small rural parish in Worcestershire last October. Only when and if you take the plunge will you really appreciate the colossal effort John has put in
    571. It is fantastic!
    572. Yippee!! A big pat on the back to John for all his hard work.
    573. Many congratulations on the continuing excellence of the site.
    574. Thanks for this wonderful site.
    575. I've just been looking at your data base on line. I'm stunned! It's fantastic - well done and thank you
    576. We're all agreed that your website is the best family history presentation on the Net. You've made it so easy for us to discover our ancestors in only a few days. Very many thanks,
    577. Thank you for supplying such good records of my WEBSTER families. You are so generous and your website is wonderful. I am returning to it now.
    578. Thank you again for an excellent website.
    579. All your work is very much appreciated and has helped me to trace several members of our family
    580. John, I have just found your website & very very impressed.
    581. It was so interesting I was on it for over an hour
    582. Congratulations for a very informative and interesting web page on Wirksworth.
    583. We just have to say this site is absolutely wonderful
    584. What a GREAT website
    585. Can't imagine how many peoples lives you are going to touch with your generous donation of time and money.
    586. You have achieved something I have often dreamed of during the 25 years I have been researching.
    587. Congratulations on an excellent website - an endeavour from the heart, I'm sure. Thank you for all you've done and continue to do.
    588. Am very impressed by what you have done. Thank you so much.
    589. Really like this site, you have done so much work, Thank You.
    590. A superb example of using the Internet to publish information to a wider audience.
    591. Great accomplishment! Many people owe you thanks
    592. I read the account of your creation of this web site in the Missing Links Newsletter. Astounding! The expression, "Genealogy begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation, takes over as an obsession, and in its last stages is an incurable disease." was never truer. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you
    593. What a treat to see your wonderful website. Thanks for all your hard work
    594. I think you have done a fantastice job in all of your transcribing. And thanks for the suggestion of making a place a project.
    595. What a wonderful and satisfying job you have done!! I envy your energy and patience, one day I will do the same.
    596. Keep up this great site-you sure use the web site to its max!!
    597. Super far out site!-as they say in Colorado
    598. This is a great page.
    599. You have achieved something I have often dreamed of during the 25 years I have been researching.
    600. I found your site very easy to navigate and also very colourful.
    601. That is quite a web site you have. Sure took a lot of work to get all that information put on there.
    602. Congrats John on the recent additions to the Wirksworth site. What an excellent site this is.
    603. What an amazing accomplishment! I sure wish my ancestors came from Wirksworth!!!!
    604. Your web-site has to be a wonderful resource to many many people.
    605. Your efforts will be well-appreciated for years and years to come
    606. Your website is amazing. What a lot of work you have done!!
    607. Unbelievable work! Makes me want to adopt an area myself. Can I do that??
    608. Looks good!
    609. Yours is a wonderful work many thanks from a rank amateur!!
    610. Thanks for such a complete website, it was very helpful. I know you put a lot of work into it and want to commend you for your hard work and patience.
    611. What an exciting visit I have had! You have the most informative web, it is as if I am there, living the history of your locale. I send my thanks to you, and appreciation for your talented work.
    612. What a wonderful website and terrific service you are providing for the lucky researchers of Wirksworth. Congratulations! I only wish I was researching this area!
    613. Am very impressed. Keep up the good work.
    614. Excellent, well done. I am looking at all SHeldon's and your databases are a mine of information. Thank you
    615. That is a tremendous amount of information-Great Job
    616. Your time and energy has paid off. Beautifully done. Well worth the visit just to see a little of the old country again. You should be very proud. Congratulations.
    617. I commend you for all your work
    618. I envy the time you must have spent doing all this work. Congratulations on a great site. I'll be back, as it may be a help to me sometime. Thanks for all your diligence.
    619. What a very thorough job you have done. Fantastic! this is a work of noble proportions, well-organized and easy to follow. Congratulations to you! You are to be highly commended
    620. WOW!!!! What a website! What a labour of love it must have been! Very, very interesting. Even though I have not found any of my family's ancestors' names here, it is good fun just reading it. It is fabulous.
    621. Great site.
    622. Looks good!
    623. KUDOS to you for a marvellous job well done and painstakingly so.
    624. I am so excited about all the information you have posted and have been devouring it.
    625. All I can say is WoW. You have completed a marvellous task.
    626. Well done for all your hard work.
    627. Was enchanted by your description of what led you to do all that work. Most of all I liked the way it led you from one thing to another. I admire someone who does so much to bring the past to life.
    628. Fascinating. A real work of art and a labour of love. Such a fine presentation. Thank you.
    629. This is a great site and you are not just a genealogist but a scholar.
    630. You are very brave to do such a big job. But it must have been very rewarding.
    631. I have enjoyed the page greatly
    632. This was a tremendous undertaking, by one who is patient and dedicated. Thank you.
    633. You have a wonderful site. I will come back often.
    634. Bravo!
    635. Unbelievable accomplishment!
    636. Yours is a wonderful work many thanks from a rank amateur!!
    637. I was thrilled to find this site
    638. I just wanted to say "Congratulations - you are quite a person!!" for all your work out of the goodness of your heart, and you learned so much in the process!!
    639. What an absolutely wonderful website! The way you assembled the data is so fresh, sparkling and alive! You will change or enlarge the way many people experience history.
    640. John, your Wirksworth Work is absolutely wonderful. A real WORK of art.
    641. Absolutely wonderful site!
    642. I just wanted to say how impressed I am with the enormous amount of work you've done and how well you've presented it. I am particularly impressed with the speed of access on your data base. A marvellous site and one to be emulated.
    643. My hat is off to you, for I know the effort it takes to do what you have done. You have indeed left something for those who follow you.
    644. You have done a wonderful job. Anyone who is doing genealogy knows what a "huge" job you have undertaken
    645. Great job
    646. Sure do appreciate all the work you have done.
    647. Great job!! So much info!!
    648. I just wanted to commend you for all your hard work in putting together this great site so other's may be able to find their missing links.
    649. Very nice, well done and informative site. I can see you put a lot of work into this. Thank you, it's people like you that make it possible for others to find their ancestors.
    650. You deserve a lot of credit for your hard work.
    651. Great reading about your research and making gen info available to others. I wish more churches, local governments of the UK would put their old records on computer.
    652. A great site with a tremendous amount of work, Enjoyed looking
    653. You have done researchers in your area a great service in transcribing the information.
    654. Your site is incredible. It is obviously a work of love and devotion. It sets the example for others to emulate. Congratulations on this beautiful web site.
    655. I was thoroughly impressed by your project. Very good job and thanks a million for all your efforts to help us family genealogists. Wish some of my ancestors were from your area.
    656. Truly enjoyed going through all you have researched.
    657. What an amazing amount of information
    658. Thank you for this pioneering effort!
    659. You are an inspiration to the rest of us! Keep digging.
    660. Love what you have done, and wish more people would be as helpful.
    661. Oh, if there were more like you this would be a snap. Thank you very much for your dedication to a project when you get started. I have no family there but your site is very, very interesting. Again THANKS.
    662. John you have done an admirable job indeed. What I personally see in your site is a plan that others could use in their endeavours.
    663. A fantastic work!
    664. This is such a fantastic website ... I am positively overwhelmed. Congratulations on a job extremely well done. It is THE BEST Genealogy website I have ever seen.
    665. This is a great web site keep up the wonderful work...
    666. What a lot of work! Thank you for your tremendous efforts.
    667. You have done a world of work!
    668. You did the world a lovely favor
    669. You certainly have performed a labour (yes, I spell both ways - British & American, as I am a Canadian) of love in putting together such a wondrous and expansive site.
    670. Wonderful site! My new goal in life is do do something similar for Essex England, where my ancestors lived.
    671. Wow! Your work is not only useful it is a piece of creative genealogy as well work of artistic research.
    672. Impressive site. Thanks for posting such data.
    673. A wonderful site and experience
    674. This is terrific. Great job.
    675. Congrats on a job Well Done
    676. I came across this site I found it fascinating and I intend to be back.
    677. I just find it incredible that you took on such a monumental task! You are amazing! And your Web Pages are beautifully done.
    678. What a wonderful site!
    679. One of the finest web sites.
    680. This was one of the most interesting, informative sites I have ever perused! I have been on it now for at least 3 hours, and still feel I have missed a lot, but the dinner hour is approaching. I have already missed lunch...thanks to being so engrossed! You and your researchers are amazing! I cannot begin to fathom the work that has gone into this wonderful site. Thanks so much, and I will be back! (I think I will eat my meals first!)
    681. You have done a tremendous amount of work which has created a fantastic web site for research; thanks so much.
    682. You are to be congratulated. I can see I will have to visit many more times to appreciate fully what you have done.
    683. I can't believe all the data that you have managed to accumulate on your web site! It is a national treasure!
    684. Well done. Excellent work It is nice that it is shared with us all.
    685. Thank you very much for providing the rest of us with what must have been a true labour of love.
    686. Most fantastic website I've seen in a long time. You are to be commended highly for all the obvious hard work that went into it.
    687. It is obvious that much hard work and dedication went into compiling this information and website. You are commended.
    688. John, what an interesting and historical thing you have produced
    689. Knowing full well the dedication of time and effort to complete an undertaking of this size you have my attention. The completeness, and detail are without equal and I am humbled by your effort.
    690. Incredible job on Wirksworth transcription
    691. Your story is an inspiration, although I'm not sure I'd sign on for so much work...I say that now.
    692. I really appreciate the work you went to.
    693. What an undertaking and what a great job.
    694. Quite a site.
    695. What a labour of love. I commend you for a wonderful job.
    696. What a fantastic undertaking. Wish I had the knowledge to undertake something like this. Excellent work.
    697. Everyone that has ever done any research will really appreciate the great work that you have done.
    698. This looks very classy. You must be a very well organized person.
    699. WOW! This is really GREAT! Hats off to you, John.
    700. I am amazed at the amount of work you have done. I am really impressed. Thanks for being a genealogy angel.
    701. These Records are "Great".
    702. Wow, are you ever a "doer" type person. I'm very impressed with the gift you have made to posterity. You will live on for generations.
    703. I truly enjoyed this website, I enjoyed reading the letters that were wrote so long ago. I plan to visit this site again and to tell my friends about it. Its fantastic,very enjoyable. Thanks
    704. Thanks a million for the huge effort that has been put in to this site.
    705. Just have to congratulate you on all the work you have put in on this page. I didn't find any relatives so far, but what a great site, so much information.
    706. What a great web page...and what a lot of work.
    707. Thanks for the wonderful site.
    708. What a wonderful selfless project to take on. No telling how many individuals you have assisted in finding their roots. You are to be commended and, if I were queen, knighted!
    709. An excellent site.
    710. I am most impressed with your work. You have reinspired me.
    711. What an inspiration your excellent site is! Your dedication is admired and appreciated.
    712. Amazing work. I am not in to genealogy but this is truly fascinating
    713. Thank you for all your hard work!
    714. You have a wonderful web site. I can only imagine the work that has gone into this.
    715. Well done!! This had to be a labour of love and you have done a fine job. It will take time for the full appreciation of what you have done to be realized. Thanks from all of us out here!!
    716. You have a shining example of an excellent prototype.
    717. You've done a great job, John. Congratulations!
    718. This is one of the most complete sites that I have experienced.
    719. Just wanted to say how impressed I was by the information that you have provided. What a treasure for anyone needing to search that area. From all of the genealogy people, a big thank you.
    720. My "American" hat is off to you for having such a wonderful website and for your tireless efforts that will benefit generations to come!!
    721. I just wanted to congratulate you on your glorious webpage. You've inspired me! thanks for showing what can be done with persistence and a little madness!!
    722. Wow! I am in awe. You are an amazing person.
    723. There just aren't many that would take on a project like this, thank you.
    724. Just a note in praise of your wonderful work on Wirksworth. Your made a Herculean Effort and produced documentation that will be helpful and interesting for generations to come.
    725. How much I admire what you have done and understand the magnitude of your research. You are an inspiration to all of the family researchers.
    726. All I can say is "unbelievable" !!!! Wow, it just boggles my mind when I think about what you have accomplished !!! I admire your stamina to keep going all these years. You must have had to work at it daily to accomplish all you've done.
    727. I salute your efforts.
    728. It's an incredible site, and you deserve a great deal of gratitude for what has obviously been a labour of love.
    729. Went to your incredible site!! Thank you for all of the work you have done for the benefit of us all.
    730. Seeing all you have done is an inspiration. It is a very impressive achievement. Thank you for sharing it with the world.
    731. You are doing a wonderful service for thousands of people! Thanks for all you hard work. WOW! Your work is truly tremendous!
    732. I am a user of your Wirksworth site and I think it is great, you deserve a medal for all your hard work.
    733. What a fabulous project you have accomplished.
    734. Your site is very interesting and has an amazing amount of information. It had to be a difficult and tedious task but I'll bet no other town in the UK, or the USA, has that much information available at a researcher's fingertips.
    735. You have done a fantastic job and you are to be commended for it.
    736. What a gift you have given both the church and genealogists with ties to the Wirksworth church. I am inspired by your hard work and dedication and promptly sent an email to our pastor offering to do the same for our small, comparatively new church. Thank you for your inspiration!
    737. Your website is wonderful - I wish my ancestors came from Wirksworth.
    738. This is a TERRIFIC site!
    739. It's amazing! There's not one darned thing on it that I can use, but I just have to tell you what a wonderful thing you have done! You are truly special.
    740. You have done a great job.
    741. I don't have any ancestors from Wirksworth, but I certainly wish I did!
    742. What a terrific service you've done on Wirksworth! I applaud your efforts.
    743. Your site is great.
    744. A wonderful job done on your winksworth web site. YOU ARE TO BE PROUD of your accomplishment and for sharing it with the World.
    745. What a wonderful website! and what a great job you have done, I really admire you for putting all this work into the site.
    746. I must say I enjoyed it so much hope you will write something of interest again some time
    747. WOW! WOW! WOW! You have created a masterful, fantastic, & incredible link! I just had to let you know! I hope you walk around, patting yourself on the back, ALL the time! It is truly awesome...you should be given a medal for all your year's of work ! Thank you for sharing!
    748. It is a treasure....wish I had a Wirksworth connection,but i don't.
    749. Without efforts like yours, people like myself (in Alberta) have an unholy time finding relatives for our friends or ourselves
    750. This is simply a work of art! You have given a wonderful thing to the world of genealogy that will be used for years to come. Thank you for all your hard work.
    751. The amount of work put selflessly into this site is amazing, I have recommended it to so many other Listers.
    752. Thanks for the time well spent on these projects.
    753. What a great site! Thank you for all the work you have done to benefit so many of us.
    754. I was absolutely fascinated by your website. WOW.... what a fantastic "find" you are!
    755. Wanted to thank you for the incredible work you've done on your site. Your work serves as an inspiration for many others.
    756. It took my breath away. I was stunned.
    757. . What an excellent site this is.
    758. A wonderful myriad of information.
    759. What an amazing accomplishment! I sure wish my ancestors came from Wirksworth!!!!
    760. You certainly have done an extremely good job!
    761. What a labour of love.
    762. Your site is an amazing piece of work.
    763. It surely was a labour of love.
    764. You certainly have done an extremely good job!
    765. You have a great site!
    766. What a labour of love.
    767. Thank you for sharing all your work with the rest of us.
    768. Just discovered your quite magnificent work in computerising the local history, and all the associated data, of Wirksworth.
    769. How much I enjoyed your website and How I wished I had ancestors in Derbyshire.
    770. What an incredible work you are doing.!!!
    771. I am so awed by the amount of work you did, and so impressed with the results, I had to take a moment to commend you for the effort. I think wonderful things can result from your work, and I hope to see you get the credit for initiating the concept.
    772. What a great lot of work you've been up to!
    773. Thank you, thank you all, for the interminable work you do for the rest of us who do not know anything, have never been there, yet depend on you to help us find our forefathers! Many greetings from Tennessee, Ohio, and beyond
    774. The web site is wonderful and I have found more ancestors. REALLY REALLY appreciate all the hard work all of you have done on the Inces pedigrees. Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done. Sure wish my other English areas had done this LOL
    775. I don't suppose that Ashford has a site like Wirksworth. That would be to much of a bonus.
    776. Thank you for providing such a wonderful Web site. Thank you again for making such a source available to those of us with family links with Wirksworth and its surrounding area.
    777. The site just keeps getting better.
    778. Congratulations on your latest additions to your superb web site.
    779. Excellent job, John.
    780. Congratulations on a magnificent website - it really is superb.
    781. I still can't get over how easy it was to understand your website. So many are so weird I just give up. Keep up the good work!
    782. Just want you to know your website is awesome! It is so easy to use; if only my Needhams were in it!
    783. What a fine site you've created! I've seen nothing that comes close in my web searching.
    784. Just a message to say thank you very much for the information you supplied me regarding the CLARK family. It is very much appreciated and I think the service you are running is fantastic especially for people on the other side of the world trying to trace their English forbears.
    785. I had another look at your website last night, and spent ages searching the 'new' items you had added since my last visit; it really is most impressive. The old photographs are brilliant. I hope other visitors will gain as much family knowledge from your site as I have - it's been a godsend to me.
    786. Congratulations on the continued excellence of your web site (Wirksworth).
    787. Good work - I can appreciate the ENORMOUS effort to establish and service the site.
    788. You are a blessing! You didn't help us, but you have a great web site for all.
    789. An amazing site by the way, very generous of you to make the information so readily available.
    790. I am in awe at all the information you've provided on your Wirksworth website. I was just amazed at all the information I've found on my HOLEHOUSE line. Many thanks for all your years of effort and that of the contributors to the site. It's by far one of the best sites around, not just for BDM info but the info on life in the area and occupations, etc. were fascinating to read!
    791. I must add that I was just amazed at all the information I found at Mr Palmer's Wirksworth site. I'm off to a fantastic start!
    792. I have made full use of your Wirksworth Website and found it very useful.
    793. Thank you a thousand times over. My family line of Wragg has been going slow for many years. Bingo we hit on your site and have been having a party since. Thanks for your help and will be in touch again.
    794. I checked your site last evening and I want to tell you what a marvellous thing you folks are putting together there. I'm envious of all the information you are collecting for genealogy research. I wish some of the SSX folks would start something similar. Good luck with your project!
    795. What a treat it was to find your website! I am a descendant of the Hurt family and have been happily intrigued with the data you have supplied on line. Thank you so much for providing these records online.
    796. Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your site. Unfortunately I have not found any of my relatives but the site is so informative and interesting that I still enjoy it.
    797. Was by your site last week checking it out again and am amazed at the wealth of information you have there. You must spend hours on your site?
    798. I contacted Kathryn through John Palmer's site, and it turned out that she is my 5th cousin once removed!
    799. JOHN PALMER - whose Wirksworth website has been invaluable in tracing members of the Clay and Nall families.
    800. Thank you for sharing this with us I found it really interesting
    801. Simply the best genealogy site I've seen on the web...came across your page by chance.
    802. I live in San Diego, CA and just stumbled across your web site. I have book marked it..not that I have any relatives in Derbyshire (although I have visited there), but because you have done such an excellent job, it's just a joy to look at.
    803. John, the site looks wonderful. I hope some of my ancestry lived here so I can take advantage of your surname variants. Thank you so much for providing a reference site for our use.
    804. I can attest that John Palmer's Wirksworth site is a wonder, and well worth a visit even if you have no ancestors from the area (and after visiting it, you may well wish you had!)
    805. I just don't know where you find the time for what is an excellent resource for the rest of us.
    806. I have to say that I was totally amazed at your site - I think it is fantastic
    807. What a great site......
    808. I am totally in awe of your wonderful Wirksworth web site...I am so excited to at last have some ancestors from that area that I have found on your site.
    809. Congratulations on an excellent site.
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I did look at your Wirksworth site last night before I posted the message but there is so much information on there I got a bit lost
[You're right, with 2,000 pages and 10 million words, its all too easy to get lost. I've plastered it with links and indexes, maybe another simple guide is needed.]

I think your Wirksworth website is without comparison on the Internet, but may I suggest the addition of a note that the registers are C of E only might be helpful.
[Thanks for pointing that out, I will make it clearer that my transcriptions do not cover Nonconformist records in Wirksworth or Matlock]

Not so sure about the colours ---
[Sorry you don't like them, they are meant to highlight different subjects, regret its too late to change everything now]

I do find the search method a bit cumbersome but it works and that is the main thing
[problem now cured by adoption of hyperlink indexing] ---

Its all a bit too complicated for an old man.
[I've done my best to make this website as quick and easy to use as possible, but with a third of a million data entries and 46 different databases its bound to be a bit complex. Please e-mail me if you want some help.]

Hello John,
I am just trying to use your site and have run into a problem. Probably it is something that I am doing wrong, but anyway. I am trying to find a baptism for a Samuel Bland who census from Matlock shows was probably born in Wirksworth about 1822. I looked up the surname code from the B's and found a code of 188 with 19 occurrences. I then looked up the surnames coded 188 but couldn't find any. It seemed to skip from 187 to 189. Are they actually missing or am I looking in the wrong place?
[problem now cured by adoption of hyperlink indexing]
Hello S.K,

What you say is quite right, and I'm afraid it highlights one of the main problems with old surnames. There were about 2,000 basic surnames in Wirksworth, but 5,600 different spellings. If they are indexed alphabetically the same names often do not come together. A good example of this is WRAGG and RAGG. GREATOREX is spelled in 42 different ways!

In my wisdom I decided the best way of handling this problem was to give each surname that sounded the same the same code number, then index by code number not by spelling. This works in 99 cases in 100, and makes building family trees a great deal easier. However, it all depends on my judgment as to whether different spellings were in fact really the same surname. I guess I got this one wrong, because you will find that code 188 covers BLAND and also BLOUNT. BLOUNT is a common name, and you will find it listed in section 2, together with the 19 BLAND entries!

At the time I allocated the code numbers, I judged BLAND and BLOUNT were the same name. This was the impression I had after copying 73,000 surnames from the Parish Registers, and felt that I had as much experience as anyone around. Today, in retrospect, I'm not so sure. It is very difficult for us in 1999, with 100% literacy and standardized spellings and near perfect record keeping, to understand how things were before 1800 with 10% literacy, non-standard spelling and records kept by church officials who were semi-literate themselves and wrote atrociously to boot.

I must leave it to you to judge, by crawling through the records, whether any of the BLANDs had their name spelled BLOUNT. Let me know either way, I shall be very interested. I wish you the best of luck now you have found the BLANDs!

Best wishes,

John Palmer, Dorset, England

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