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WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Here are around 635 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. See 1049 earlier entries 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.
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Readers Comments

    1. I have used your super website on many occasions over the last 10 years or so, and would like to say "well done for a brilliant site!"
    2. Your prodigious efforts in undertaking the Wirkswirth place name study always amaze me when I look at them John. .... You deserve most sincere and continual kudos for initiating, compiling and maintaining this vast, amazing and useful website!
    3. Many thanks, I shall be making a lot more use of this great Site.
    4. Whilst writing I would like to thank you for the part you have played in my genealogical research. When getting started, back in the 90's, there was so little available on the internet and your Wirksworth site was a gold mine for me & my son when we were researching our family. With the information available on your site I was able to make a significant start on tracking down my Storer ancestors and set up a family tree which now includes over 5,000 people.
    5. Over the many years yourself and helpers have done a fantastic effort in compiling what you have, it is such a painstaking task. - Many thanks to all
    6. I spent most of yesterday on your site finding a great deal of new information about my family. It connected to information I already had so I know it was mine. I can't find anything like your site for Normanton and wonder if you know of one. I found your site on google by trying everything that came up and hit the jackpot, not so for Normanton!
    7. I am very impressed by the way in which you have presented the document in context.
    8. On first seeing the document and the emphasis on Wirksworth, I immediately thought of you -- such is your fame!
    9. None of my Wirksworth research would have been as easy without your database and, like many other family history researchers, I'm incredibly grateful for the tremendous body of work you've compiled.
    10. I was so thrilled to have found this site and finding it very interesting. Wirksworth is definately at the top of my bucket list to visit.
    11. Your site is the best John! I've had added so many branches to my tree thanks to your parish records and census records. Thanks and keep up the good work!
    12. One of the powers of this website is the ease with which one can not only trace the parentage of children but also trace the fragmentation of family groups caused by bereavement.
    13. Thank you for your reply, it's amazing how much information you have made available online! it's brilliant!
    14. Message from Hazel W... (nee Kinder), pupil at Anthony Gell Grammar School and on photo from 1947-53. " I was very excited to see this photograph and have fond memories. I am giving all the names I know".
    15. John - your Wirksworth site is a staggering achievement - many thanks for all your work over the years.
    16. I have taken my first look at http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/– what a fantastic and fascinating resource. I’m just sorry to find that my ancestors are from Bonsall rather than Wirksworth!
    17. John Palmer, who runs the Wirksworth site, is a very careful transcriber so if you find the entries there you can be pretty sure they are right.
    18. Your website is extremely impressive and I congratulate you heartily on it. I recognise the amount of hard work and dedication it takes to create something like this as I have been involved in a similar project for the town I used to live in.
    19. Firstly, may I take this opportunity to say a big thank you for all the work you have done in compiling the Wirksworth online website. It has been a great source of information and historical interest as I trace my early family history.
    20. I thought I would send you a quick note to let you know how interesting I found your web site on the history of Wirksworth and the surrounding area.
    21. I have been viewing/studying your wonderful site whilst tracing a HUBBERSTY connection to a family tree I am researching. The site is a treasure trove of information and thanks for sharing it.
    22. I acknowledge the great help I have found in the Wirksworth parish records. Thank you. It is a magnificent resource and I have enjoyed picking up many odd items.
    23. Thanks John. I, by the way,wanted to thank you for your website which is a God sent present for all people with Wirksworth based ancestors, especially those living abroad like me.
    24. I love all the detail you have found out about people's lives. Not sure how you managed it.
    25. Your site is wonderful! I gained a lot of info on my Elliotts. Thank you for all your hard work--I am so glad your Mother's family stayed in town so long.
    26. Thanks again for all the terrific information on your site--such hard work!!!.
    27. Just to thank you for your tremendous site! I seem to be spending more and more time on it!
    28. You have an amazing website. What a great resource, thank you!
    29. I've used your site many times to links together my Alderwasley WALKER Family.
    30. Yours really is an amazing website, absolutely full of interesting stuff.
    31. Just been looking at your fantastic website on the wirksworth area. Amazing!
    32. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your prompt reply, time and notes. You certainly know your hobby/job. I have some confirmations from your notes so that was a bonus and when I have a marriage I always like to have both registrations to confirm names . Susannah Waundell to Allsop I could not find so you have solved that one for me. You do such a great job for us researchers and for me I use that term loosely. Many thanks and much appreciation
    33. May I compliment you, not only on amassing such a large amount of data, but more particularly on casting it into such an easily searchable form? Tracing Charles back another three generations was incredibly straightforward.
    34. Thank you for the scan. You've got a keen eye to be able to translate that. Well done. Yes, my family came to Australia in 1978 where I've grown up. It makes it difficult obtaining information but thanks to the tireless work of people like you online has made it a lot easier. Thank you so much, you've done an incredible job.
    35. Your website is an amazing source of knowledge. It is clear to see the work that has gone into it. I have found it really interesting.
    36. Please forgive me for troubling you, but I'm assuming you still keep a watchful eye on your Wirksworth creation, still apparently growing like Topsy, as it seems to have done over the years. First I'd like to bring to your attention how much grief it's caused me. It has seriously unbalanced my family history research with all its wealth of detail compared to the scant attention I've been able to pay to the other descent lines I'm following. As my primary interest is the Sims branch it's been like playing the Sims PC game in real life. But your creation is far more fun. However apart from putting on record a tribute to the outstanding work you've done I wondered whether you had time to help me with a specific question.....
    37. Your work has/is prolific. I reckon no-one has created such a Fastidious and Dedicated web-site as you have....and I recently noted many of the Fitting tributes that have been paid to you...Well Done !
    38. I just want to thank you for your wonderful site that I have been enjoying for the past 18 months! Please don’t change a thing, it is absolutely brilliant! Well done for all the work you’ve put into it.
    39. I used your site widely when researching my FOX and BUCKLEY family history (a life-time ago). It is only since I began setting up the Crich Parish site did I fully appreciate the blood, sweat, tears and hours you must have put into the venture. My tiddler of a site keeps me off the streets almost full time.
    40. I would like to compliment you on the depth of information contained on the website and the amount of interest it is able to generate.
    41. "Sometimes researchers put together their own local websites, which can be a treasure trove – for example www.wirksworth.org.uk". [Who do you think you are magazine, getting started, local records]
    42. I was most impressed by the work you did to produce the Brocklehurst line. I am lucky enough to be related several generations back. You have saved me a lot of work. I originate from Chapel en-le Frith, but have lived in Wiltshire for 32 years. Family history is now by computer as I live so far away from my roots. Once again, many thanks.
    43. I think that your Wirksworth site is absolutely fascinating and it is a wonderful insight into life in that part of my home county.
    44. I have to say that you have done an amazing piece of detective work to get the information that you have!
    45. It has been truly amazing to see the postcard sent by my great grandfather to his son and the return card.
    46. Thank you for your prompt response and the links you supplied. Looking a the site even briefly, I can see that it must have been a "magnum opus" for you. My researches have captured me completely and I am having great fun, to become even greater when I can get into the links you have sent.
    47. I just wanted to thank you for the time and effort you had put into the Wirksworth website. It has been an amazing help in tracing my family tree, without it I definately would not have got as far. I can't wait to show my dad and his side of the family the findings!
    48. Your web site is a delight and fills me with excitement at the prospect of moving to this part of Derbyshire!
    49. I was directed to your web page whilst attending an evening class for “Family History on the Internet”, and the lecturer, a friend of mine, described your page as the ‘the best family history page on the net’, a comment I completely agree with, it’s fantastic.
    50. May I commend you on an excellent website. Clearly a great labour of love
    51. I would like to congratulate you on using the internet as it should be (and was originally intended to be) used - as a source of reliable information, not a marketing tool. Keep up the good work
    52. Thank for your wonderful website which I first encountered two years ago when I started looking for my immigrant ancestors, who all came to Australia so long ago that I didn't know most of their names, let alone their birthplaces. Very fortuitiously, William Stafford and his sister Sarah, who arrived in Sydney independently in 1852 and 1840 respectively, were baptised in Longway Bank and Alderwasley. As their leaping off points were Bengal and Liverpool and no old Australian references had their birthplaces, without the Wirksworth site I would have had a very painful and probably unproductive time of it finding them. William did say, in the 1830 Bengal EIC muster that he was born in Belper, but as this was transcribed Bulpar, it wouldn't have been much help.
    53. Congratulations on your creation of the records for Wirksworth! As a part-time genealogist, I was there hunting for my links with the Billyeald line - and duly found one. The amount of effort that you must have put into the transcription and linkages is amazing. I just wish there were others like you in parishes around the UK. Very well done and most appreciated!
    54. I owe a debt of gratitude to several people, without whom these notes could not have been written. Foremost among them is JOHN PALMER, who generously let me plunder his website, a veritable encyclopaedia of facts and figures about Wirksworth down the ages.
    55. Amazing piece of work ! Thank you so much for the countless hours put into this. It will help me trace the Barker line and others in the area so much more easily. You're a star!
    56. This is an amazing achievement John - you surely deserve an MBE. I find this site fascinating and have spent hours using it. It's such a thrill to see my ancestors names appearing on my screen. Thank you so much for preserving this history!
    57. I keep coming back to your Website to have a look for my ancestors as I haven't a clue where the late John Wigley came from born around 1796 and later married in Birmingham Warwickshire.
    58. An excellent site, the aount of data is tremendous, I hope I can now trace lost relatives thanks
    59. Thanks for making this info so accessible. I have found some of my family - The Roomes of Duffield.
    60. Absolutely fantastic work. Much appreciated. Most of my ancestry in the 1800s pertains to Derbyshire and the villages around Matlock and Alfreton. Finding this site had been a godsend. An outstanding effort on your part and one I'm sure people around the world will appreciate.
    61. What a great web site, loved looking at the pics of Wirksworth, we're trying to find pics of the gardens at the back of nether house, any info would be great thanx!
    62. Your website is truly amazing John - there is so much information.
    63. Can I first say how impressed I am with the breadth and depth of your Wirksworth site, and how much I've enjoyed looking through it's various elements.
    64. On behalf of myself and all other family historians may I thank you for your dedication and hard work . I am delighted to find ancestors in the records you have transcribed and that is only in five minutes. I intend to spend many happy hours researching the Fritchley family and others. It is very exciting and like winning the lottery for me or finding the treasure at the end of a search.
    65. Wow ! What an incredible website. I have just traced the while life of my gt, gt, gt grandmother in two hours through the information on your site. Thank you ever so much!
    66. Have spent all afternoon looking at your website - brilliant. Where would we be without people like you. We would like to know if the CD is still available and would appreciate further information.
    67. It is people like you that really need to be thanked for doing this type of work and then putting it up on the Web as I find that the IGI has so much rubbish on it one does not know what they can trust and what cannot be trusted. As I have an acquired brain injury I can no longer go to an LDS Centre to check the films so I rely on the work of people like you. So a BIG Thank You to you for your work.
    68. Thank you so much! Your site has just helped me to find my 5xgreat grandparents after 2 years of searching. Am extraordinarily grateful for all your work. The site is very easy to navigate. Thank you again
    69. Wow, you are incredible! What a fantastic web page - thank you!! Already you have found some info I did not have, you are clearly much more expert than I!...I *must* again thank you for all the effort you have put into your Wirskworth website. Like many before me, I have found it absolutely invaluable! A truly wonderful accomplishment.
    70. Please find enclosed a cheque for £10 as payment for a copy on CD of your wonderful Wirksworth website. Your website has been of immense help in tracing one of my family history lines. Many many thanks for the hard work that must have gone into this website - it is a fantastic research resource!
    71. I was delighted to discover so much information about the various families I am descended from in that area. It would appear that your wonderful dedication is responsible for all this information being so readily available online.
    72. My goodness, the work and hours you must have put into the site, I have used it several times and have traced my mothers side of the family back to the 1700 s, but my Dads side well I cant get any further than his father, who was born in Yorkshire.
    73. Excellent site I have found many references to my ancestor. Thank you for your great work.
    74. Found website very helpful in trying to trace my husband's family tree
    75. Thank you for making such a wonderful work available for those of us that are trying to find out more about our roots.
    76. What a star you are, researching family history, we were just thinking we had gone as far as wecould we found your site. Many thanks.
    77. A wonderful website to help me with my family tree.
    78. Your site has been fantastic in opening up this unknown world.
    79. thank you for your wonderfull web site
    80. I thought I'd send you a quick message of thanks for the wonderful work you've done with the Wirkworth.org.uk website. Anyway, just to let you know that your site has been a great help and although I have plans to visit the Derby record office, It's saved me a good number of journeys already.
    81. I think your site is amazing, so much work has gone into it.
    82. Can I just say how wonderful your site is. I keep delving into it for various bits of family history and I'm never disappointed. Thanks again for all your hard work.
    83. Thank you for such a wonderful web-site it has helped me enormously in the search for my ancestors.
    84. What a wonderful site. Thank you very much. I have found a lot of information on my mother's family, very little of which I knew before.
    85. I came across your website a while ago and I have to say it has been extremely useful. With out your website I don't think I would have been able to untangle this puzzle
    86. What a fantastic site. I have been thinking of starting a site of my own but, having seen yours, I don't know whether to be inspired or daunted. Both, I suspect.
    87. have come across your website which is brilliant....congratulations on all the work you have put into this resource.
    88. Your website is fantastic for novices like me.
    89. I find your website incredibly interesting and am disappointed that no-one else (nobody at all) has provided a similar tool of equal use.
    90. Also many thanks for your brilliant Wirksworth site. I have, in the past, found a branch of my ancestry around that area and thanks to you found out all sorts of interesting information about them.
    91. Thank you for making such a wonderful work available for those of us that are trying to find out more about our roots.
    92. A wonderful website to help me with my family tree
    93. What a star you are, researching family history, we were just thinking we had gone as far as we could we found your site. Many thanks.
    94. Your site has been fantastic in opening up this unknown world.
    95. Thanks for you help, I love your web site, not just for my family but also to see what others are up to.
    96. ...at present time just organizing my tree to send to you. Needless to say your site has been a fantasic help.
    97. One of the powers of this website is the ease with which one can not only trace the parentage of children but also trace the fragmentation of family groups caused by bereavement.
    98. I have just been checking out your website as I do from time to time and decided it was time I bought one of your CDs. There is just so much information on your website, absolutely amazing, and I always need to update my data, usually from new pedigrees. Thank you for all your hard work- it is really appreciated by me and many thousands of others I am sure.... Thank you again for all you have done for descendents of Wirksworth residents.
    99. ....& now as online resources improve as each year goes by, it gets easier to access long distance archives. That's why your Wirksworth pages are a shining example & a great resource to a lot of people who cannot travel.
    100. I search the net quite often researching family trees and I can't remember when or if I have found such a brilliant site. Many Thanks for the effort you have made. I only wish I could find a similar site for every town, county, etc.
    101. My mother's family on her mother's side come from Bonsall, and through your excellent database of the censuses I have traced quite a lot.
    102. It seems that some of my family came from Ashleyhay and Alderwasley going back to the 1500's. Your site has been fantastic in opening up this unknown world.
    103. what a delightful site I thank you so much for all the info you have collected
    104. hello thank you for your wonderful web site
    105. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to do what you are doing. I believe, that by posting pictures and family history, it will provoke other people and their stories, to give us all a better understanding of Wirksworth history.
    106. Thanks for everything you do. I, like many others, do appreciate your efforts.
    107. It's fantastic to see our resources so clearly set out on your website.
    108. I discovered your wonderful web page over a year ago and have used it and re-visited it many times.
    109. Thanks also for all the wonderful work you have done to help Derbyshire research.
    110. I'm overwhelmed with all the information on the Wirksworth site--what a gold mine!
    111. I would first and foremost like to thank you for all your effort on the web site. For all the work and dedication you are to be commended. I have had wonderful success in researching my mother's family through the Wirksworth Parish records which you have posted.
    112. Wow John, I am speechless, what a fab sight. I discovered that one of my 2xgreat grandfathers was born in Wirksworth and your site has enabled me to go back a further 5 generations (so far). Well done on all your hard work.
    113. Fantastic Web site, just what I've been looking for!
    114. My family originated from Derbyshire and I had got back to a marriage in 1815 between Samuel Sims & Elizabeth Needham and looking at Inces pedigree and found a marriage Samuel Sims & ? Needham if this is the link then I am back to the 1500s what a FANTASTIC web site congratulations
    115. Great website have found my Wigleys living in Bonsall. My gt gt grandfather John Wigley also connects into two of the submitted trees.I wish all genealogy searching was like this.
    116. Absolutely brilliant !! Have managed to fill in quite a few gaps in my ancestors history. Many thanks for it all
    117. What an amazing web site to come upon. If only all parishes were organised like this. Our local vicar will not allow the transcribed BMDs on line and it makes for so much more work.
    118. A most interesting site. My special interest is in the history of Derbyshire fairs and I found the piece on the Switchback at Matlock Bath most interesting.
    119. I have found your website incredably useful and informative with regards to my own family research and to Wirksworth history generally. So much so that I have been to visit twice this summer.
    120. Thank you for all the things you do regarding Wirksworth. I just got back from England. Unfortunately I do not think Wirksworth keeps up with its heritage. I appreciate all that you do
    121. Keep up your wonderful work. You have contributed just so much for us 'armchair' researchers who find it hard to get to research centres and who really appreciate everything you have done.
    122. Just brilliant loads of stuff. So please keep up the good work xxxx I have found your site very useful and interesting since researching my family tree..The Brooks family of Wirksworth. Thanks so much
    123. What a brilliant website. So much information. John you must have put you heart and soul in to all this. You should be very proud of it all. I just wish some of my family were from here it would make the research so much easier.
    124. Fantastic and painstaking work on your area
    125. Congratulations John on your site's 10th Anniversary! Your kindness in sharing your knowledge and work through your site has benefitted countless unknown people. You are indeed a role model for the genealogical community and have most likely reached icon status by now!
    126. I would like to thank you very much John for all your hard work over the past ten years, it is the most wonderful and comprehensive online genealogy resource I have come across, and I am so grateful to my mother's and father's ancestors for having the good sense to settle in Wirksworth!
    127. Just like to add my thanks to John for his excellent site, I have found lots of Swinsco/e/w/ references for my one name study. Thanks a million John, long may you continue.
    128. And I remember when it was young! It really is a magnificent site, John, and does you great credit.
    129. Add my huge thanks to John for his Wirksworth website. I couldn't believe it when I first came across it - so much information, so easily accessible, and FREE! John has put so much work into it and it really is appreciated. Thank you , thank you.
    130. Thank you for all the hard work you have put into developing and maintaining the Wirksworth site. It has been very helpful to me and again I want to thank you.
    131. I would like to congratulate John on his wonderful Wirksworth site, this site has assisted me over the years... a lot of hard work has gone into it.. so well done John, and thank you..may it grow and grow, and be here for another decade at least!
    132. I would like to add my voice to the chorus or congratulations for John. Like others I have benefited from his hard work and dedication
    133. Congratulations, John, on an excellent job. As I have said several times previously, my own meagre efforts were inspired by yours, and it's an impressive library of data that you now have on the web site. I wish you another enjoyable decade.
    134. Thankyou for such a wonderful site I have managed to trace my family back to 1665 which I never dreamed possible at the start I am sending the results to you and would like you to put it online.
    135. Congratulations John, and thank you so much for giving us this site.
    136. Thanks for keeping this website going- I have relatives in that similar area, and it is great to look at the photos and read the stories and search for my lot as well. I shall be coming up to retirement in 3 years, so will be able to devote more time to searching out the ancestors so that I can pass it on to the next generation.
    137. Happy Birthday John and Wirksworth website. Many thanks for all the hard work over the years John
    138. Thanks for all of your time and hard work and Happy Birthday
    139. I want to thank you very much for all the effort you have put into this website. I have found it very useful on a number of occasions.
    140. Many many congratualtions on your 10th anniversary, from me personally and also on behalf of Sheffield Indexers. Your site is definitely one of the very best, especially in terms of family history information. We do our best at Indexers to emulate your depth and breadth of information, and all free of course.
    141. What a wonderful website, just what the Internet should be.
    142. Wonderful. Thank you so much. I have researched family back to 1666. Considering my husband did not even know the month of his fathers birth. The parish records gave me THE BUG.
    143. Just starting to scratch the surface of this site. Looks exciting and interesting.
    144. Again I am in awe of the amount of work you put into your website at www.wirksworth.org.uk. Thanks again for all your hard work which continues to inspire everyone with an interest in the area.
    145. I've been lost in your site many a time thank you, great work.
    146. Many thanks again for your wonderful site - I will be forever grateful that so many of my husband's family were in Wirksworth for many years!
    147. Very interesting, just wish there were not nearly 2000 Allens!!!! A good website, so much to look at.
    148. Congratulations on your extensive view of wirksworth. it has been exciting finding a great deal of imformation on my family history dating back to 1600. I have been reserching for a couple of years now but this web page has made it so easy and enjoyable
    149. This site is brilliant - have just spent 2 weeks (free trial!) on ancestry website, but this really makes the research more interesting - well done to my namesake for all the hard work. I am descended from the Cockaynes (my mother was a Cockayne) of Kirk Ireton, and was born and bred in Derby, so we didn't travel too far! Have so far got back to 4x greatgrandmother (via my mother's mother) in Youlgreave, but can only get back as far as 2 x greatgrandfather, Andrew Cockayne, on my grandfather's side. I don't drive - is there anyone out there who could tell me if the graveyard at Kirk Ireton is filled with Cockaynes? Also Millingtons as my great grandfather David, married Sarah Millington. Many thanks to anyone who bothers to reply!
    150. Very informative website great for looking into our families from Kirk Ireton and Wirksworth. Names of Ward and Deakin
    151. Thanks for your information and hard work. I am just starting in Family History. At this time I'm trying to verify locations. The Parish Records are very helpful. Thanks
    152. Thankyou so very much for your amazing Wirksworth Website. It has been wonderful to be able to trace my Spencer ancestry back to 1687. It has provided me with a wealth of information. I would never have been able to achieve what I have with my research without your website. Especially as I live in Australia, and distance makes it a bit difficult to track down records etc.
    153. I have long been an admirer of your website and often direct my students to it as a model of what can be done, but up until now I have had no known connection with the parish...
    154. I've enjoyed your website for many years, it has been a great help with my family tree in Matlock.
    155. Many thanks for a superb and invaluable website!!!
    156. Your website just gets better and better.......
    157. First of all I would like to congratulate you on an exceptional website.
    158. You have found me a 'missing' grandmother and another generation of g.father in Edward Fidler. Am delighted..
    159. I was just looking at your addictive site again and came across the Modern Photos Needed page. The very last picture is my Mum's house.
    160. I bought the Wirksworth web-site data on disk from you about two years ago. I must tell you that after having, some twenty years ago, spent hours going through what seemed like miles of microfilm of the Wirksworth PRs and the surrounding areas Census how I much I appreciate your work. Seven of my mother's great-grandparents and their ancestors were born in Wirksworth or the area covered so I'm constantly using it and every time I look I find yet another interesting article.
    161. I have tried before to tell you how useful your website has been to me, but words are inadequate. Thank you again for your work and inspiration.
    162. What an amazing Website! I first browsed it about four years ago. If only every town had the same kind of site!
    163. I have learned so much about my father's family from your site - thank you so much - it is a marvellous piece of work!
    164. Congratulations on an excellent site, I'm sure it is of great value to many many people!
    165. ...Despite searching your amazing Wirksworth website (for which may your name be forever among the blessed!) I can't work out exactly where it was.....
    166. Can I take this opportunity to thank you for putting these pedigrees online. I was stuck for years with not knowing who Hugh Pearson of Taxal's parents were - and then I found your website and I was off again! Thanks so much.
    167. Firstly let me congratulate you on your brilliant web site, We have spent many a happy hours looking around all the information about Wirksworth.
    168. .....your "Wirksworth" site (the prime mover in getting me going).
    169. I have found your website of immense help in trying to compile our family tree and hope to be able to send you further information for your records in due course.
    170. I found your web site fantastic I have traced my ancestors HOLEHOUSE in your area.
    171. It is truly a great site, but the areas are not familiar to me, most of my ancestors come from Warwick, Gloucester, Devon, Lancashire.
    172. I have been looking again at your many further additions to the Wirksworth site, in particular the histories with photos of some old local families. These must be of enormous interest to decedents who are aware of what you have gathered. Straying a little further I have found, and spent some time reading, your exploits cycling across so much of the USA. Forgive me, I think I had you down as an academic swot who spent his time in dusty archives researching for material to go on your website. Shame on me; you make my own outdoor activities seem pretty timid by comparison.
    173. I live in Wirksworth and I am a long standing admirer of your superb website.
    174. Just a word of congratulation on the wonderful Wirksworth website.
    175. I found your website through Google and would like to compliment you on such a wonderful site.
    176. I just love your site.
    177. Yours is a very thorough site - it must have taken a lot of work to put together!
    178. Imagine my surprise (and luck) to find that Elizabeth came from Wirksworth, and my early Internet searches which revealed your magnificent site. Within minutes I was finding Elizabeth, her husband, parents and other family members and everything began to fall into place. The combination of hard facts from your trancriptions of parish records, and the details provided by the diary enabled me to feel a part of these people's lives.
    179. Let me first say a huge thank you for the work you have, and continue to do on the Wirksworth site. It has been one of my major resources over several years, and I feel like I am only scratching the surface.
    180. Subsequent to launching the *** pedigree, three gentlemen currently living in Wirksworth who previously had no descendents listed have contacted me with details of their offspring down to great grandchildren. Updates to follow.
    181. Bye the way I think your website is brilliant and I have 2 CDs which I have ordered from you in the past.
    182. Thank you very much for your help - we will keep our eye on the website - this won't be difficult as it is proving to be rather addictive!
    183. Just wanted to thank you for all the work you have put into this site. Just started to research my Deville family. I love the other things that you have added to make it less dry. The stories etc. Thanks Again.
    184. Very impressed with the Wirksworth website. My wife's grandfather was a Tissington from Cromford and found lots of info from the site
    185. I recently discovered your website and spent a nostalgic hour finding people and places I got to know so well during the 30 years I lived there....the pictures on the website involk very potent memories.... Congratulations on giving us such a wealth of information, and needless to say I shall be giving the website a lot of attention whenever time allows.
    186. The information contained on your Wirksworth site has been fantastic in helping me to put this story together. Without it my research would undoubtedly have taken many years longer that it has done, so thank you very much indeed for that.
    187. Congratulations on a great site, with a huge amount of useful information.
    188. I found, on your impressive Wirksworth Parish Records web site, the article on the Arkwright family...
    189. Absolutely love the website of Wirksworth.
    190. I have used your site a lot which has been great for me as all my descendents come from Middleton and Matlock for the past 200 years.
    191. Thank you so much for all your hard work to bring Wirksworth to all of us! I appreciate it.
    192. You have a wonderful, informative web site! What a wealth of information.....Thank you for your wonderful web site!
    193. Thank you for a brilliant website.
    194. I'd like to congratulate for your website about Wirksworth, very clear, precise and free of charge. Thank you for the information.
    195. I wish to congratulate you on a wonderful Wirksworth site, keep up the good work.
    196. Hi John, congrats on your site...its an amazing amount of information.
    197. I came across your most excellent website by chance, and am very taken by its clarity and lack of nonsense.
    198. Many thanks for a brilliant site the information discovered is amazing I will return time after time. So much found on my family members - Snow, Petts, Hatfield, Allsop and Ogden but to name a few Keep up the good work.
    199. My search for Walter Maskrey began when I read an article about men returning from the Boer War on the wonderful and comprehensive Wirksworth website where there is a photograph of the jubilation on the return of these men..
    200. Its a wonderfull website found loads of my ancesters
    201. A fantastic web site. It's been invaluable trying to trace my ancestry.
    202. Started tracing my family on my mothers side and found they came from Middleton,from late 1800s back to 1801 so far. Spencer and Doxey. Thanks to your site it made my search very easy. Thank you.
    203. Lots of information in respect of my Kniveton family tree.
    204. I have been absolutely amazed by your website for Wirksworth and the others
    205. Many congratulations on your very informative web site. It has been a source of many hours of interest to me
    206. I just love your site. Thanks so much for what you have done. So glad my ancestors picked this part of the world to go forth and multiply
    207. I just wanted to tell you that this really is the best website available for the FH researcher! It has everyone on it! I spent hours at Aylesbury in the FH section and the Archives and at our local library looking at newspaper reports and nothing is as comprehensive - or as easy to find as it is on the Wirksworth one. I have recommended it to so many people
    208. Many many thanks for a wonderful website..... I am sure that I speak for many people searching family history that it is thanks to people like yourself that we find so much information
    209. Brilliant informative and interesting I have found lots of information on my dad Charles Arthur Farnsworth's family
    210. Excellent source of reference as my ancesters came from Brassington
    211. I had never even heard of Wirksworth...I thought all my ancestors came from Salford where my mother and her parents worked in the cotton mills. Well I have just been checking out the census records for 1851 and found my that G.G.G. grandad Henry Spencer was a stone mason from Wirksworth. I just thought I would do a google search on the name to see where it is and find out a little about the town...of course your website popped up. Well that was hours ago. I am astounded and amazed...I have never seen a site so packed with such brilliant records and information. Of all the surnames in the world I am lucky enough for my ancestors to hail from the most completley researched town known to man. I now know who my ancesters are dating back to 1773...unbelievable. Sorry to go on but this morning I didn't even know my great grandfathers name. Thank you so much for a brilliant site
    212. Very easy to use website. Loads of information. Thank you very much for this brilliant website. I have managed to obtain loads of information on my family name Knowles from Bonsall and ancestors Goulds of Wirksworth / Needhams and Hollands of Brassington
    213. Your site is just AMAZING. What energy and tenacity you must have. I am just astonished that anyone could achieve such a thing. What an incredible legacy to the world. I think I shall spend many more hours with your wonderful labour of love
    214. I found your site riveting, having just visited Starkholmes, everything seemed to be relevant and I stayed on your site longer than I meant to!! Well done
    215. Have been researching Ford ancestors from Wirksworth - fantastic website, have filled in lots of gaps in my family tree!
    216. Fantastic collection of data, I wish more towns had this, great for looking for familly members
    217. 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
    218. Thank you so much for the best web site I have ever come across
    219. I haven't anything new to tell you but I just wanted to say what a delight the Wirksworth website is
    220. My family and I are fascinated by the Wirksworth web site you have created and all the information on it
    221. Your site certainly gets many hits, and deservedly so, its a veritable treasure trove, with a high "come and look" factor
    222. Your website is like a bible to me with my family, thank you so much for all your hard work and sharing it all with us
    223. I don't imagine for a moment that I'm the first person to say so, but I think your website is fantastic ....and many thanks for all the information and enjoyment your site provides
    224. I loved the Wirksworth site by the way, it really is very special
    225. What an amazing website!
    226. Congratulations on your marvellous website which is full of so much interesting information!!
    227. I just wanted to thank you for the amazing web-site you have put together. I am lucky to have ancestors from Wirksworth and I've spent the past 2 nights finding several new people in my Family Tree. Thanks for all your efforts!
    228. I must say that the web site about Wirksworth is first class. I have no connection with the area but it is very interesting and very well put together. A lot of hard work I would think and should be complimented
    229. Congratulations on a magnificent website - one of the best I have seen
    230. If anyone knows you do. I think your site is the best and so glad it is available to people like me. Keep up the excellent work and Merry Christmas
    231. I was so amazed at the work you have done, it was fantastic reading
    232. I have made a lot of use of information on your site (and other sources) to compile my family genealogy
    233. your records have been so helpful...Nice too to not have to pay for every scrap of information..
    234. What a fantastic site you've created - the best, devoted to family history, I think I've ever seen. I'm passionate about family history, spend hours and hours building up facts about ancestors but more importantly, also seek information about their social history too. I can herefore appreciate the time and effort you've put into this web-site
    235. Thank you for your excellent website, what a wealth of information
    236. First of all, what a brilliant site you have!
    237. I have just found your wonderful site for Worksworth records
    238. ..can I say what I am sure thousands will have said before me, the site you have developed is without question the best I have seen on the subject to which you have devoted so much time. It is incredible. You deserve the praise and appreciation that is due for such a masterful piece of work, and not finished yet I'm sure!
    239. I stumbled onto your web-site a few weeks ago and was astounded at the wealth of information that is freely available to those who are interested. It has more than fulfilled my optimistic expectation; of identifying my Grandfather and some members of his family. Although it must have been an energy-consuming project; I believe it will become recognised as a great service to the Community
    240. I must congratulate you on this amazing web site, it has been invaluable to me in finding a part of my ancestry that I didn't know existed till about three years ago
    241. I have just discovered your wonderful site
    242. I am writing primarily to thank you for the work you have put into the website
    243. I have been using your site a lot over the past few months - it has been of immense value to me in the research I am carrying out for a project relating to an exhibition we will be having here in Nottingham next year. I am researching a man called John Hornsey Casson who married Isabella Goodwin from Wigwell Grange. I think she was related - possibly the sister or cousin - to Elizabeth Caroline Goodwin whom I discovered, via your website, was murdered in 1863 by George Townley. I am in the process of finding out more about the murder and the family, and also about Wigwell Grange and its inhabitants: it's proving to be quite an interesting little side-story. However, without the help of this website I'd never have any of it, so thank you!!
    244. A friend of mine put me onto Wirksworth site and I think it is just marvellous
    245. First of all let me say how wonderful your website is. I have gained so much from it, not only for my own research, but purely out of interest
    246. One of the most interesting and valuable aids has been the Wirksworth website and in particular Ince's Pedigree. We are extremely impressed by the website and congratulate you and your colleagues for all the hard work you have put into this
    247. Very interesting and informative, I've traced quite a long way back of my family. 1720 according to your records
    248. I thought your website was easy to understand and to navigate, thank you
    249. I'm researching my Family Tree (Amatt), knew the child's name and the mothers but not the fathers. Five minutes on the site and I had that information.Fantastic saved to my favorites so will be visiting again
    250. A truly amazing site and one which has enabled me to discover Slater family history with ease. Many thanks to John Palmer and all who have made this the best site for family historians I have ever used
    251. What a mine of information on your site. Well done. Hey, I like the "hand-coded" bit. Awesome! as the Yanks say
    252. Wonderful informative site a true work of dedication and SHARING, congratulations and THANK YOU
    253. Absolutely wonderful website. My Greats (1,2 & 3) Grandparents were from this area - Brassington, Hognaston, Atlow. I've found some family stuff I didn't know, but more importantly I've had a whale of a time looking through the wealth of information available. I felt like the proverbial kid in a candy shop when I found the site. Great!
    254. I enjoyed your website very much. It is packed with information and obviously a treasure-trove of information for amateur and professional historians alike. I don't know about 'blowing your own trumpet', I think you qualify for the Glen Miller Orchestra!
    255. I came across your web site last night and, besides being amazed at its sheer size and coverage, was particularly interested in Ince page 047b
    256. Loads of gratitude. So much info, so little time! I have truly been excited to look at maps and photos of the area as I find documentation of the Boams and Alsopps. Thank you
    257. Very interesting site thats assisting me and my mother find out more about our families that originated from Wirksworth
    258. Please keep going with the site and updating. And thanks for setting it up in the first place
    259. I have found your site most interesting, I have found quite a few relatives on your census site
    260. Brilliant! If only all genealogy sites were this good. Phenomenal amount of time and effort put into it... a real labour of love. Many, many thanks
    261. Just wanted to say that I discovered your website today via the magazine Your Family Tree's forum. Although I have no ancestors from that area of England I just wanted to say WOW! Well done - fantastic. I've also read "About the Author". What a wonderful life you two have led
    262. Thank you for your amazing research on Derbyshire Parish records and many other subjects. It is absolutely fantastic, and I could read it all day. I found it all fascinating. Did anybody else ever compile similar work to yours? I wish someone had done what you have done, in the Manchester area. Which is where I am trying to trace some ancestors. Thank you once again for all your efforts, I know many people must get hours of pleasure reading your findings even if they don't relate to anybody on their family tree
    263. I am that excited I forgot to say Thank you very much, for your time and trouble. Keep up the good work
    264. ....who passed me onto your excellent site on Wirksworth. Wow!!! You have been very very busy
    265. Your website is fantastic and amazing, thank you
    266. I must congratulate you on your website it is absolutely wonderful. I can appreciate the tremendous amount of work you put into it because I have spent untold hours looking through films myself for my wandering families
    267. what an amazing website
    268. You can imagine how I felt finding your site, which is absolutely fantastic. We had come to a standstill before that..... as I know that this could be a potential Aladdin's cave
    269. Not only is your web site extremely impressive your response time is out of this world!!
    270. What better gift to posterity could you possibly leave!
    271. Many thanks for this John the page looks superb!
    272. Thanks very much John, I found your site quite extraordinary!
    273. Once again many thanks for compiling such a wonderful resource
    274. An excellent site. Pure and simple
    275. Thank you so much for making "New Experiments on Electricity" by Abraham Bennet available on the web. I find this book to be a real treasure. I have an interest in both electroscopes and atmospheric electricity. Bennet's observations of atmospheric electricity during various weather conditions are fascinating. This work is a real gem. To think he was taking measurements of atmospheric potential by hanging a lantern out a window is amazing!
    276. Your web site is a great help and I would like to thank you for all the work you have put into it. I wish there were sites like yours for some of the other areas I'm researching
    277. This is really impressive! I'm hooked
    278. Many thanks for the information, I have spent a pleasant while looking at your pictures. Wonderful!
    279. May I congratulate you on a fantastic web site
    280. Brilliant website - have found many ancestors living Biggin, Kirk Ireton and Ireton Wood
    281. Brilliant! If only all genealogy sites were this good. Phenomenal amount of time and effort put into it... a real labour of love. Many, many thanks
    282. I read your site and marvelled at the information and the categories of information you listed on your site "Wirksworth Parish Register"
    283. Thank you for your wonderful Wirksworth site. It is a goldmine for those of us with ancestors from NW Derbyshire. I have found loads of relevant information
    284. A greater piece of work than the Doomsday Book
    285. Where would we all be without the help of your incredible knowledge and Wirksworth site
    286. I've used your amazing website to find my direct ancestor, John Booth - born 1662 - and his children, Samuel (1689), Joseph (1691), Mary (1694) and Hannah (1699)
    287. Many thanks for a fantastic website. I have been stuck for ages trying to find the parents of an ancester born in Cromford. Your site has made it simple! Thanks again for sharing the results of your time and effort
    288. Website gets better all the time. Have been looking into my father's side of the family from Mosborough, but got stuck. Imagine my delight when I discovered that my great-great-great grandfather had moved from Wirksworth so I was able to trace back further via your website!
    289. I think your site is so interesting, I've realy enjoyed browsing through. A lot of my ancestors are from Derbyshire
    290. Thank you so much for your help! I found your response fascinating - this clarifies things greatly. This is just the kind of well-reasoned answer I was looking for
    291. Your Wirksworth site is extraordinary!
    292. Excellent site. Load of info
    293. Wonderful site!
    294. Great site. Just extended my family tree back another 4 generations, via the Smedley pedigree & parish records. Thanks a lot
    295. This is a brilliant site, which has proven invaluable in researching my family history...
    296. What a wonderful piece of work and dedication. It was very nice to talk to you and learn more about this fantastic enterprise and how you became involved
    297. Your website has helped me identify nearly half of my father's family tree, building on a verbal tree that identified 3 or 4 generations back, the site information has added a further 3 or 4 generations again
    298. Just to say a big thankyou for your help regarding the queries I have sent you over the year, and for all your hard work in maintaining the Wirksworth site - this has proved a very valuable source of interest to me
    299. just visited your site and found it fascinating
    300. thanks for a brilliant site
    301. I have spent hours browsing and researching my Derbyshire ancestors from your wonderful, interesting and informative site. Many thanks for all the hard work that must have gone into this
    302. It is a wonderful achievement to set up a website with so much information. I do congratulate you. Was all the information typed in, or did you have means for scanning some of it? [typed in!]
    303. A brilliant website - wish there were others like it. I'm looking for Warrens in NE Derbyshire, but I found my Gt gt gt g/father's Will on your site!
    304. Thank you again for all the info, I shall look forward to reading it in detail. I, and my brother really appreciate how helpful you have been, and how quickly you have responded to me. We feel very fortunate to have 'stumbled' across you. Funnily enough my brother was born in Dorset. It really has been a very unexpected find. Thanks again cousin!
    305. Thanks for all your hard work on the Wirksworth website - it has saved me from spending hours in the DRO poring over the parish registers etc!
    306. The website goes from strength to strength! Wonderful!
    307. Hi John just had to let you know I found your Glapthorn site by accident and found my missing Kirby rellies !! and by the look of it a whole lot more!! many thanks for making this possible now to sort them out !! best wishes Lynn
    308. You should be congratulated on the amazing website you run, and even more than that on the selfless time and effort that has gone into preparing and running it. This is the first One-Place-Study website that I have found, being new to this, but my guess is that you have set the standard extremely high for others to follow
    309. I think your website is an amazing piece of work and I admire the time and effort you must have put into it. I am not, by the way, from the Derbyshire part of the country but from Dorset, so information from the internet is invaluable to me
    310. Thank you again for listing my problem on the Wirksworth site and for your assistance in helping me
    311. Thanks for the interest, John. I love your web-site and wasted many an hour looking through it
    312. While searching the web looking for a simple technique for counting hyperlinks in a website, I came across your Wirksworth Parish website. Amazing work by the way!
    313. What a great web site you have got. We have spent hours surfing and have traced the Brewell family back to 1799
    314. The web site of Wirksworth is fantastic by the way and I often take a visit to see how you have added things. It is a great resource
    315. We already have a link to your main site - it's a legend in Wirksworth!
    316. Thank you for creating such a wonderful website! Awesome! It has answered many questions - but one still torments me!....
    317. Thank you firstly for your 'eye-catching' article in this month's magazine and details of your wonderful and very detailed website which I will continue to review
    318. I am finding your Wirksworth pages wonderfully useful. Thank you very much. My interest is in the Morrell family who lived in Alderwasley between 1861 and 1871
    319. Thank you, thank you, thank you. What a boon this marvelous website is. I have found so many of my relies on this site. What a fantastic job you have done in getting this work together. As I scan through I have many questions to ask but I will get them all written down and will be in touch at some later date. Once again thanks
    320. I must say you have a fantastic site, a lot of work hours has gone into it. I have been able to find quite a few of my ancesters from it
    321. Just to say how much I enjoyed the recent Reg Ward letters. I think it is one of the most interesting and revealing examples of why people should keep such material and if possible share it with others. As a transcriber of the Carsington Registers it brought to life many of the people I had encountered in my work. The Stevensons had lived in Carsington for many years, the Wards were relative newcomers. Reg Ward will live long in the memory of people he never knew
    322. I have discovered recently your website with the wonderful photos and details of Wirksworth. I think it is one of the best Parish websites I have ever come across
    323. Just wanted to say thanks for putting all that information on Wirksworth on the web. I've only just discovered it and it's been a huge help. I'm using it to research the Holmes' side of my husband's family (with Buntings, Twiggs and Britlands) and the parish records are brilliant
    324. ...I visit your site most nights and have got most of my info there, it is a very easy site for a beginner like me...
    325. Hello John, what a fantastic site with soooo much information. I wish we had as much information in New Zealand. You are to be commended for all the hard work
    326. You did a very wonderful job developing the Pole-Gell family tree and I highly commend you on the job well done. I know it was not easy. Developing trees is not always easy. So again I highly commend you on a job well done
    327. Fantastic website, immeasurably helpful. Thank you
    328. The Wirksworth website is an absolute goldmine of useful information. I've spent an enormous amount of time already sifting through its various resources and it's likely to keep me enthralled for many weeks yet. Thanks for pointing me in its direction
    329. I've used your Wirksworth site extensively when I started to trace our family and found pure gold! ..... Thank you for the incredible website which I know has been an absolute gold mine for many researchers. With a few extra surnames recently added to my files, I'll be back there soon looking for links and dates!
    330. Over the last few years I have regularly referred family historians to your website as an example of what a lot of dedication (and some technical know-how) can achieve. The website that you have developed is exemplary - I only wish I had the time to develop similar materials myself
    331. Love these pictorial puzzles you keep throwing at us and am in awe of your Wirksworth website. Unfortunately none of my ancestors were from your bailiwick!!!
    332. The site is wonderful! What a lot of records
    333. Awesome (I do not use that word lightly). The amount of work and effort that has been put into this site is simply staggering! Within an hour I uncovered two more generations of ancestors taking me from 1812 to c.1750
    334. I have long been very jealous of anyone with Wirksworth connections, as your site is justifiably regarded as an excellent source for the locality. This morning though, I was finally able to join the club of happy users of your site with an entry from Ince's Pedigrees, and I noticed that your CD contains scans of the actual handwritten manuscript. Well I reckon that's worth a tenner of anyone's money, so I'd like to order one please
    335. Massive site containing much more than it appears. Dig Around!
    336. Still using your super website for my Ogdon research - please keep it up as it is invaluable. I use it most days!! Best wishes and thank you for all your hard work re-the Wirksworth site
    337. It has been very informative to me, particularly John Palmer's list of "way out" transcriptions. This is a lesson in using initiative in searching for those lost ancestors, not to give up too quickly when a search fails
    338. I too, think his web site is marvelous. I wish there were more like it. It is probably the best I have seen
    339. his Wirksworth site is the best I have ever come across and the information on it is almost breathtaking in its scope
    340. I personally think John Palmers Site is a wonderful source of information, including Mike Spencer's Listings. I always recommend the site to other's. I have only received good remarks about the Site in return
    341. I really appreciate all the good work you do. Your Wirksworth site is one of the best I've seen
    342. Haven't visited the site for a while but see it improving all the time
    343. I am absolutely amazed at what you have achieved
    344. My family and I thank you for all the work that you have done for us in putting the Ogdon pedigree onto your Website. Everything you have done looks fantastic to us and fulfills my two year dream of getting the 'Oggies' onto your wonderful Wirksworth site
    345. Your Website has provided me with so much information that I will be eternally obliged to you
    346. Whilst I have and still enjoy the benefits of the fantastic Wirksworth Website, created by John Palmer, and affording me almost endless information about my families' history, it has been a hard job to unravel the relationship of one Ogden to another
    347. Your Wirksworth site is truly wonderful, thanks for sharing it all online
    348. I felt I had to just write and congratulate you about your website. I stumbled accross it and I'm so glad I did. It is so impressive and it is obvious you have done a huge amount of work. I haven't time to take a thorough look but rest assured, it's already added to my favourites. I had a missing great great grandmother from Kingsley, Staffs. Anway, I recently discovered she married a Thomas Flint in Brassington in 1889, so now I have a whole new area (and family) to discover. I'm sure your website will be of great use. Thanks very much
    349. I have NO ancestors in Wirksworth, Derbyshire or even, as yet, England. But I hope that those researchers who do appreciate what they are getting! And all the HARD work you have done. Brilliant site. Great work! Have not seen a better/more comprehensive one, for any area, yet. Excellent
    350. John Palmer has such an interesting website
    351. Many thanks John. Long time since I visited, but recommend others to. Now I realise why they come back & thank me for visit. Keep up the Good Work
    352. I have enjoyed trawling through your remarkable site
    353. On behalf of Rev. Abraham Bennet may I thank you for the excellent pages and in particular both his book and the note book and the painting. It must have been one enormous task to get all this online. Many thanks for giving everyone the opportunity to go to source rather than hear as it were secondhand of Bennet's meticulous experimentation. Congratulations on putting a nearly forgotten Electrician back on the map
    354. Great site. First visit, won't be the last
    355. Firstly I would like to congratulate you on your fantastic website. Through researching my family tree I have had to search for a lot of Parish Records etc and I can confidently say that your site is the most thorough and informative that I have come across. Well done. I wish a lot more Parishes had your foresight and vision
    356. I have just chanced upon your website of Wirksworth and I am most impressed with your work. The diligence and perseverance involved is amazing. Not only that you have several others as well. What do you do in your spare time? :-)
    357. I have just found your website and had to write to thank you for it. It is excellent, well laid out, very easy to navigate and I really like the way you have identified households in the censuses, e.g. Bg031 then the details and how that dovetails to the surname list. It all flows beautifully. Thank you for the time you have spent creating it for people such as myself. I hope that registering my thanks helps you feel it was all worthwhile
    358. This has got to be the most informative site ever. If all areas had a site like this it would be great. Many many thanks
    359. Thank you for the most comprehensible site I have ever found on the Internet. The way in which it is cross referenced is truly amazing
    360. The first point is that this site is really excellent, why can't they all be like this, keep up the good work
    361. Keep returning to your website to see if I missed anything, and usually have - love the photo section
    362. The discovery of John Palmer's magnificent effort on making the History of Wirksworth available to everyone was fantastic
    363. I received a lot of information on family members from this site, thanks a million
    364. .... So, thanks to you and the enormous amount of work you have done with your site, part of a muddy path has now been tarmaced, and is in process of being concreted
    365. Many thanks for the incredible amount of work you have put into your site!
    366. I have an interest in ALLSOPs of Wirksworth - very lucky given John Palmer's brilliant site
    367. I have been looking at your web site, and am very impressed
    368. I came across your wonderful site while browsing Google the other day! It was an eye-opener on what can and should be done with genealogical records, thank you
    369. I want to thank you for the wonderful website you maintain on the Wirksworth area
    370. I have just been on the Wirksworth website and I was so pleased that you have put the photos on that I sent you of the Bradley Family. I was really thrilled to bits when I saw them
    371. Many thanks to all of you who pointed me to the Wirksworth.org.uk site - that has given me a half terms project, wading through the information
    372. A most comprehensive, interesting and valuable site which I have found to be most helpful in tracing a number of my Derbyshire ancestors when all else has failed
    373. Just found your site and have gone back four generations in one night, THANKS
    374. I hope that you will put it in your web site which is the best genealogy site I know, but then I am biased as I was born in Wirksworth
    375. You have a wonderful site here
    376. You have quite a website. I don't know as I have seen another like it
    377. How I value this website, thank you so very much for all your work
    378. Congratulations on such a wonderful site!! It is truly the most comprehensive I have ever come across
    379. I'm writing to thank you for all the painstaking work you have undertaken in transferring the Wirksworth and District parish and census records on to your website
    380. I like many people with family roots in Derbyshire, would not have much of a family tree without your website (the envy of many counties)
    381. A huge thank-you to you for all your work for the Wirksworth site
    382. Outstanding, comprehensive record that has enabled me to trace and verify many family members who I thought were lost forever. Many Thanks
    383. I think at least a quarter of a million of those visitors was ME! Thank you John for such a wonderful website - where would we be without you?
    384. Well done John! I know how much work it takes to keep a site going..from personal experience...so you have my congrats!
    385. Congratulations - I owe you a Christmas card and a present (and even a jot of whisky) for the help your site has been to my research. With your help I have successfully traced my family from 1700 - 1884. You have my utmost respect/admiration, and I wish you and your family a peaceful Christmas and an even better New Year
    386. Sent congratulations and gratitude to you and Brett a few nights ago but your mailbox was full!! I was not surprised! A great deal of the glimpses I have of my early ancestors I owe to you and Brett
    387. I admire your work and have your website for much information. I have looked at other shires and they all are quite spotty to your site. Bravo and thanks
    388. Please add my thanks to the many that you have already received. What a great resource! I was hoping to find some of my Foulk family. Little did I know that I would find seven pages of Foulk, Foulke, Fowlks, etc. Thanks again
    389. Everything I could say has been said, so I just echo the sentiments. You have set us a fantastic example
    390. Congratulation John. I have enjoyed browsing your site for many a year
    391. Congratulations John on an "AbFab" website. It has been a big help to me
    392. Congratulations John, Half a million visitors, who, if they are like me, have great difficulty leaving your site having found, or not found, what they were seeking. The site is an "Aladdin's Cave" of genealogical gems! May your next half a million take half the time! The sun is definitely over the yard-arm here in Melbourne so, here's to you, cheers!
    393. Congratulations, John! (I've just caught up with your announcement!). You've created a superb resource, which is recognised world-wide. It's an inspiration to us all. Thank you for your many hours of hard slog!
    394. Congratulations on the success of your Wirksworth site. It seems a very long time since you sent me early printouts of the Duffield and Bateman families. They and your subsequent web site have been of great help to me in constructing that part of my family. I still go to the site or use the discs I have had from you to try to add flesh to the details I have.
    395. John - incredible achievement - a major contribution to genealogy, local history, and an example to us all
    396. Onsite information is really taking off, not least because people are encouraged to follow where pioneers such as you have pointed the way!
    397. I was absolutely fascinated by the site you built
    398. ...congratulations on your fantastic website - I have spent many happy hours working through your databases
    399. Congratulations on the half million John. That`s a lot of people you have made very happy as they have found that next vital link in their research
    400. Congratulations John, I have found a lot of useful information on your site and you should definately give yourself a pat on the back. Well done and please keep up the good work
    401. Well done John. Its a fantastic resource and you deserve all the praise!
    402. CONGRATULATIONS, John! I, as well as many others I'm sure, really appreciate the hard work you put into providing your site to help us along in our research
    403. I was over the moon when I found my RIDG(E)WAY ancestors stayed a while in Wirksworth and I was finally able to utilize your site for my own research. Little did I know that your site would provide so much information about my ancestors
    404. Well done, John and take that well deserved pat on the back from us all
    405. Congratulations, John. Your work on the Wirksworth web site has been an inspiration to me and many others, and of enormous use to a great deal more genealogists around the world. I'm very grateful, not only for the time that you've put into making these records accessible to those of us who don't have access to the Record Offices of microfilm, but also for the encouragement that you've given to many - including myself - who have hoped to follow in your footsteps. In my opinion, your site is second to none in terms of the extent to which the genealogical records for a single place have been made accessible. The existence of sites such as yours has a great deal to do with the fact that genealogy has become so popular in the last six years. Thank you
    406. And what a wonderfully informative site you have. Many congratulations - you have much to be proud of
    407. I'd just like to echo the congratulations. I always recommend the Wirksworth site to anyone looking for Derbyshire ancestry- it's full of absorbing details including the section on the weather over the centuries, and it's continuing to get even better. I just hope eventually that John will spread ever further through south Derbyshire!
    408. Congratulation John I have enjoyed browsing your site for many a year
    409. Heartiest congratulations John and many thanks for all of your hard work. My best wishes
    410. Many congratulations on reaching your half a million, Thanks for all your hard work & I for one have found it a boon. Here's to the next landmark!!
    411. Congratulations, John! [It's people like you who make genealogy popular!]
    412. Your web site is superb by the way - I can't believe how much information there is on it for researchers!
    413. Brilliant website. Would like to purchase latest CD
    414. Congratulations on the completion of your 1901 Census. It must have been a mammoth task. I checked the surname index and found a "missing" ancestor straight away who had alluded me for some time. It was all down to the way that his surname had been spelled differently from the others by the enumerator ie MacIntyre/McKentire. So your indexing was of immense value to me and has supplied some extra leads
    415. Spent many a happy hour plowing through Matlock records putting my family tree together...many thanks
    416. I have found some Redfern ancestors in Alderwasley and also a new family (Holdgates) to research. It is great to find so much information about an area that I don't know. Thanks
    417. Just to say I've spent another fascinating evening trawling through your site for more of my relations. It is simply the most wonderful site of its kind - maybe even the only one of its kind! Has anyone else done so much for one area of the country? I don't think so! Thanks and congratulations...
    418. Once again a massive thanks for your site - its a God send and a massive money saver too in terms of not having to pay for the information it provides. All the best, and once again a big thanks. My pedigree chart now goes back circa.1700 with lots of individuals that I believe are accurate thanks you your site
    419. Just to say many thanks to John Palmer for making the 1901 census for Wirksworth parish now available. It has helped tremendously in sorting out my HALLOWS and their associated families for me. The amount of work over the years John has put in is staggering to contemplate and I for one am very grateful. Well done John, and thank you again
    420. I suppose you get hundreds of these: I think your site is brilliant, it is easy to navigate especially for me who until one year ago could not turn a computer on. Thanks to your site I have traced my family HARPER back to 1747. I loved the birth cup story and all the others. Keep up the brilliant work, it is very much appreciated and very very much enjoyed
    421. Absolutely the best website I have visited the work involved and the way it is written for understanding is excellent. I spent ages just going everywhere didn't find what I wanted as my dates too late (1921) but so enjoyed it thank you
    422. I do not have family so far as I know from the Wirksworth area, but that site is a revelation - every time I use it I find something new, the latest being the index of Wills which has yielded the names of six family members. My thanks to you and your colleagues for this work
    423. Thanks for providing us with such a wonderful source of information on Wirksworth and the surrounding area
    424. Before I start to type out the pedigree I must tell you that I would not have been able to provide most of the information if it wasn't for the Fantastic Wirksworth Web Site. Obviously I have used other sources like LDS, Ancestry.com, etc, but most info was from the Parish Registers, Ince's Pedigrees, and other parts of your Website
    425. Whenever I log on to your site, I confess I nearly always give up at the immense size of it and its coverage
    426. Can I take this opportunity to thank you for maintaining such a great site for all researchers of Derbyshire? I have found innumerable pieces of information that I needed from it
    427. I have found your site to be of tremendous interest and have found many references to members of my family
    428. Many thanks indeed for all the work you do. It is tremendously valuable, particularly for those of us who have ancestors from Wirksworth
    429. I discovered your site yesterday and have been looking through it with amazement at the amount of work you have done - and especially at your selflessness and generosity. This is what makes the internet such a wonderful instrument
    430. Continued thanks for your excellent website. I'm amazed at how helpful it continues to be, most recently with some Matlock PR look-ups I had to do. A truly incredible resource
    431. Your website is priceless; truly wonderful. Thank you for the effort you took to put it together. We always thought that "Gallemore" was Irish, but discovered it was, in fact, English. We have a family history that dates back to our Revolutionary War, and now with the names I found on your website, we have Gallemore contemporaries in England! This is exciting...thank you again
    432. My father has now spent many years researching the family history and has found your website enormously helpful. We are very grateful for the painstaking work you you have put in, which has made this part of the jigsaw so much easier to piece together
    433. Thanks for posting this. All I can say is - WOW!! Very, very interesting. You must be rapt. I was amazed at the depth of research that Fred did and the facts he discovered. Makes my research look very amateurish and childish. Love your cups. Absolutely beautiful. Haven't seen anything like them in Oz. You ARE a lucky man to have such wonderful family treasures - and in such good condition too
    434. Your website is wonderful, and hopefully an example for others constructing parish websites
    435. You have a wonderful website and I hope that I will be able to add my family pedigree at some time
    436. A marvellous site - thanks a lot from a man Derby born and bred!!
    437. John, the work you have accomplished with this site is simply astounding. Congratulations
    438. May I follow up on your posting, to say what a fantastic job you have done with your site. It was one of the first places I found when I began searching for CARRINGTON members related to Smalley and thereabouts. I will have a long way to go before I ever begin to reach that level of material
    439. Again very many thanks for such a superb website!! English Heritage, or some such body, should ensure that your Wirksworth wesite is NEVER removed from the Internet. It is too valuable!
    440. Your website is the most comprehensive I have ever come across in my many years of private research - I only wish I had Derbyshire ancestors!!
    441. My goodness, your volume of work is incredible!
    442. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your GGGmother's letters with us. They make fascinating reading. What a good job that Alfred didn't take her at her word and burn them
    443. I want to THANK you for putting your records on line. I honestly can say if they were not on line, I probably wouldn't be able to get to them and so from my heart I say - THANK YOU!
    444. I am a historian based in Melbourne, Australia, doing some research on parish apprentices in the early 1800s. Purely by chance, I came across your very impressive collection of parish records and - to my delight - two references to Needham himself in the Quarter Sessions records. The first is certainly my man....Many thanks for a fascinating site
    445. With many thanks again for all the amazing amount of hard work you have put into your website. It is invaluable to so many people! Well done!
    446. I am very impressed with your Wirksworth website. Thank you for all your hard work
    447. Very good web site
    448. This is a wonderful site John
    449. Your lists are quite exhaustive for the principal area I'm looking at- the Bonsall name and village
    450. Your Wirksworth census website is great and I'm finding it really useful
    451. I guess what you put up on the web-site about my family was interesting to some people. I heard from someone who said she knew my great-grandfather. It's kind of exciting to make friends with people I didn't know about before. Thanks for making all of this possible because of your web-site
    452. I can't thank you enough for all the work you've done and shared with us all
    453. Can I offer my thanks and gratitude to you for the work on the Wirksworth.org.uk website. I started researching my family history just before last Christmas [7 months ago] and made spectacular progress with the Bunting line due to your website. Thank you again for your excellent work
    454. I'm glad I have made contact with you as the Derbys Archaeological Soc have suggested you are the local historian!
    455. Your Wirksworth site is absolutely packed full of information and it may take me a month to go through it all. I appreciate and thank you for all the effort you have put into this site
    456. Congratulations on an unbelievable site - the amount of effort involved must have been amazing and I know of no other site like it
    457. What a marvellous site, its really very interesting
    458. Browsing the Web for information on the Idridgehay/Shottle area South of Wirksworth, I was fortunate to stumble on your superb website relevent to the area ..... what an invaluable start the Census records on your site have already given me
    459. Thank you for the great tips, John. However, I think I'll still just stand back and marvel at your amazing site!
    460. just read your article at ONEPLACE.htm and besides stirring up the "wish I was as good as that" makes one think it would be great to do something like that...
    461. Excellent information and lots of it
    462. May I congratulate you on such an excellent site for family research
    463. On my mother's side, her father originates from Derbyshire and I have had quite a lot of luck as it appears nearly all of them are from Wirksworth and its surrounding villages etc. I have made some good progress because of the sheer amount of work John Palmer has done in maintaining www.wirksworth.org.uk. This has made me eager for more! I currently have around 170 people from Wirksworth that I have been able to trace as my ancestors, going back to about 1720. I found this mailing list via www.wirksworth.org.uk, and would like to thank the author for all the work he has done - I might not have got the bug without it!
    464. I looked on your website last night and was very pleased to see you had installed the Hallows Pedigree and photographs. I found everything very interesting and thought your work was extremely professional and well laid out. I would like to thank you for all the work you have done on your site for the benefit of others and I am spending many happy hours exploring all the information
    465. Keep up the good work on your excellent site. You have made a wonderful resource available to the rest of us... thank you
    466. A big thanks, that is all I can say! I am researching my family tree and luckily for me it appears alot of them are from Wirksworth and the very close area. I was thinking of subscribing to numerous search sites, but so far have not needed to as it's all there. Thanks!
    467. Keep going - you are keeping us all going too
    468. Thanks for all the work you have put into your site; it's wonderful stuff
    469. I can't recall having ever visited a site that had such an enormous amount of well-organized data. Very impressive
    470. I have been trying to find information about my husbands family for years and have never been successfull. The Shaw name is so common it is hard to weed out non family members. I happen to stumble upon your site quite by accident. I decided to put in a grandmother's name and low and behold I got to your site. I found a ton of information about the entire family and I just wanted to say thank-you
    471. The Wirksworth site is a wealth of wonderful information
    472. May I congratulate you on the splendid research you have done on the Derbyshire area. The depth of information is quite remarkable - if only other counties had such a dedicated person to decipher their records
    473. We owe this researcher a great debt of gratitude for his indefatigable efforts in publishing materials for local history.
    474. Thank you again for your many hours of wonderful work. You've provided a fantastic resource!!
    475. Congratulations on the comprehensiveness of your website - brilliant
    476. I would like to say what a tremendous effort you have done in your website - it is fantastic. I have spent hours going thru it
    477. The most explicit and informative genealogy web site that I have had the pleasure to visit. Thank you
    478. You have a great site here, keep up the good work
    479. Exciting, thank you
    480. ...I found the information on the fantastic Wirksworth site (its a shame that information isn't held for every area)
    481. John, many thanks for the fantastic website. It was recommended from someone for my local geneology mailing list. I will have hours of fun tracing my ancestors, I wish there was a similar one for the Sheffield area where most of my ansestors come from
    482. What a wonderful site you have! I've found so much info from it
    483. Congratulations on what is a truly magnificent website, the amount of information is staggering
    484. I have been using your great website nearly every day !! It has been an enormous help to me, especially as I can get more up to date with the 1901 Census results. Keep up the good work!!
    485. I would like to thank you for creating and maintaining the Wirksworth website. You have saved me so much time, and helped me to add substantive parts of my 18th and 19th century family tree and that has been absolutely brilliant
    486. I commend you on an excellent web site. It is exceptional, the best I have seen. I have never been able to do so much research in the comfort of my own home
    487. Staggering! I was about to start on a similar escapade for a small village in Northants - but I will have to take stock of my energy & commitment. This achievement is truly amazing. Congratulations. I wish that my wife's relatives came from Wirksworth rather than Maplebeck - life would be so simple then
    488. ...her siblings were all christened in Wirksworth, so I'm in luck there, with the fantastic Wirksworth website
    489. Thanks for your brillant work
    490. Just a quick thanks for your INCE Pedigrees. I picked up a whole lot (and a lot more questions) on the Alsop/Allsops of Darley. Joseph Allsop (m Mary Wall) of Darley, and later of East Wellow, Hants, was my 3xgreat grandfather, but the family before him was a blank until hitting your site. Really appreciated
    491. This is about the best website I have seen and I have recommended it to another researcher. I can spend hours reading the information. Thank you for all the work you have done
    492. I just have to write a note to tell you how astounding your website is, and how useful (nay, vital) to my research. I can't express how thankful I am that you have spent the time to put this on the web. I can't imagine how you do it all, but thanks. (Especially for the Ince's Pedigrees.)
    493. This is my favourite site on the Internet, produced by John Palmer, it sets the standard for all websites, in its presentation and content. The links are every webmaster's dream
    494. If I hadn't found your site John, I don't think I would have continued with family history. Thanks John
    495. The Wirksworth Site is brilliant. You have obviously spent a very long time creating that. A lot of time and effort has gone into it
    496. I have just spent a pleasant couple of hours wandering your site, and have put a face to name. You have had an interesting and varied life
    497. What a bonus your Wirksworth site has been!...A pleasure accessing your site
    498. I would just like to say a big thank you to you John Palmer. This is a brilliant site, my family come from Wirksworth on one side of the family, and when I first started looking for them on the web I didn't know where to look, then I found your wonderful site. It has been a great help ..... once again a big thank you
    499. A brief note to say 'Wow!' - I have never come across such a comprehensive, educated, detailed, designed and well laid out as the Wirksworth site! It is a 100% superb piece of work. Well done and thanks
    500. Thanks to the WONDERFUL (sorry-couldn't help it!) Wirksworth Parish website, that includes the Ince Pedigrees, I have been able to get beyond a brickwall that my family has had for the past 50 years
    501. I can only reiterate what other people have said about the Wirksworth Web Site, It's fantastic! I have found that my Family History goes back nearly 400 years in Wirksworth using the Parish Records, LDS, and Ince's Pedigrees etc
    502. Firstly let me say thank you for all the wonderful information that the Wirksworth site contains.I have found out so much information on my ancestors
    503. Thank you so much for your work in putting all this wonderful information out there for everyone. I have had so much fun reading the 1871 census of Wirksworth, where my great-grandfather lived, and I only know that because of your website. I've been reading all the occupations, imagining what village life must have been. Thank you!
    504. Great website and a great piece of HTML writing
    505. I must congratulate you on the work you have done on the Parish Registers of Wirksworth. Also the work on Ince's Pedigrees
    506. I've made a visit to your website, but couldn't stay very long as I'm up to my ears in decorating a bedroom. I was very impressed with the layout, You could give lessons to whoever does the various government websites without a doubt
    507. Let me thank you most heartily for all the amazing work on the website
    508. May I say what a brilliant website you have, I believe it to be one of the most informative family history sites I have visited!
    509. I think the website for Wirksworth is amazing - congratulations!
    510. What a wonderful site! I can't begin to imagine all the work that went into this. I don't believe I have any relatives that went to that church but wish I did. Thanks for putting it on
    511. Many thanks and congratulations on such a brilliant site!
    512. You really put a lot of work into this site... it is so much to take in and although I did not find the line I was looking for (Alice/Ales Palin/Palyn) I found others that I was not looking for LOL. Wonderful... Thank you for the site and allowing it to be free
    513. As for your site John, absolutely marvelous!! Thank you so very much for all of your hard work!!
    514. Thank you very much for the site and for the retention of the DRO index. Please know that it is appreciated
    515. I dont know how to thank you for the HTML. It represents so much hard work. I am greatly indebted to you for teaching me so much and for your generosity in sharing your knowledge of the codes with people like myself
    516. I only wish my own forbears came from Wirksworth and not from Chesterfield. Your site is wonderful.... How can a historian be so short sighted, surely we should all be doing our best to help one another and make access to data more, and not less, easy. Thanks for your dedication to local history
    517. I'm a beginner in this computer technology, so haven't a clue what HTML means, but by clicking a few buttons and going to your sites I have uncovered your "copyright" listings. Many, many thanks from a silver surfer, who I feel, shares your contempt of "jobs worth"
    518. Your (website) is one of the few I trust knowing if any (entries) need checking you will do it and I would like to bet its probably percentage wise got fewer errors than any other OPS site. The work you have done with others help is excellent and I for one am thankful its all free or I would have been stuck in 1900 lol
    519. I'm sure you hear this all the time but I really want you to know how wonderful your web site is. It has helped my research many, many times and I'm so grateful to you for it
    520. Very many thanks for your brilliant Wirksworth site - and all the hard work you've so very obviously put into it
    521. I have been exploring your magnificent website in my quest to discover my ancestors .....Many many thanks for your website it is number 1, you are a *
    522. Congratulations for an absolutely top notch website. Words cannot describe the appreciation you deserve for all the time and effort that has gone into it. Thank you, keep up the excellent work, you deserve recognition for such a contribution. Your's is the king of ancestry websites
    523. I want you to know I appreciate all your hard work. Many Thanks from my heart
    524. Just wanted to let you know I got through to JB. Her grandmother and my g-grandfather were brother & sister. I'm going to try to get to England next spring to meet J and do some researching together. Thanks for your assistance on J's email address - and for the Wirksworth site! It's great!!
    525. I have thoroughly enjoyed using the website - it is truly amazing to be able to find so much information in one place. I have spent a wonderful day following up leads from your site... What I have found utterly fascinating is being able to use your website to follow families through the different censuses and spot the births, marriages and deaths and family changes
    526. Have wanted to let you know your web site is great! I have found a lot of information that I probably would not have been able to gather from here in Michigan, USA. Thanks a lot and keep up the great work!!!
    527. Got the CD OK. Wonderful! Thanks v much - and for all the hours you must put in! What an achievement!
    528. Well I must say you have got a great site!!!! Do you sell the program to develop this site if so how much? It is hard to find a program to develop one like this. Looking forward to hear from you [No program is used, its coded by hand, and built like a scrapbook - Ed]
    529. Thank you so much for your fantastically helpful and detailed website
    530. What a wonderful website you have, it is so informative
    531. I was telling a friend about your website the other day and another friend happened to overhear me and said that he could vouch for that (my praise) and that it's the best website he's ever seen!
    532. I was impressed when we first met. I am VERY impressed at how quickly you get things done. Thanks!
    533. This morning I had never heard of Wirksworth, then I found your website and have spent several hours exploring the fascinating things you have there - and would like to thank you for the amazing amount of data you provide
    534. Many thanks for all the hard work put into this site. I frequently refer lister to your site since it has so much information. I will be visiting it to see if I can find anything new for my family tree
    535. Thanks for all the info, its great. I can't get to Derbyshire very often so this site is fantastic. I've found a number of my husbands family in the area. Thanks again
    536. An amazing find, your web site. I live in Bedworth Warwickshire and have been able to find dozens of my desendants browsing through your menus. I felt I must e-mail you to applaud your efforts. My most exciting find was your list giving names of people leaving Wills. I found eight wills which I went to Matlock while on holiday in Bakewell and got copies of. This was absolutely wonderful as it crossed checked a lot of my research and led me on to a lot more. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there were more people like you about. The Marsden family were braziers, who lived in Market Square Wirksworth, had a workshop and a hardware shop, and a WASHHOUSE which gets me wondering was it for washing clothes or people?
    537. An amazing and fascinating revelation. I did not realize I had so many potential relatives
    538. You certainly do a great job. I'm glad my English ancestors lived in your Bailiwick
    539. I'd like to praise you and all your fellow contributors for the magnificent job of the Wirksworth site. It is indeed a fantastic and thorough record
    540. I love your website - an amazing amount of work - and a superb resource
    541. Congratulations on putting together a wonderful site of local history
    542. I was searching Google for Harrington + Wolverhampton basically to see if my site was listed, when I came across your own site listing the 1871 census details in Matlock - there are my missing Frederick and Mary Harrington, staying in a boarding house! I would like to thank you for taking the time to transcribe all of these details, as I wouldn't have known where to start looking for them seeing as they weren't at home in Wolverhampton, as they were every other year
    543. John Palmer's site has been worked on hard and is still updating information all the time
    544. Gosh what a huge website, mammoth amounts of detail, wish everywhere in the UK+ was as good
    545. I have looked at the revised web format and it works absolutely brilliantly for me. Please accept my genuine thanks for helping me out, this was looking likely to be a very painful excercise for me but you have made my task very simple now. Thanks again
    546. As usual John Palmer and the Wirksworth website offered very good advice and partially answered my question(s). It always surprises me when I go to wirksworth.org.uk to discover things I had not noticed before and my respect for John Palmer and his hard work never ceases to amaze me
    547. Many thanks for hours of pleasurable reading
    548. A superb site, it has been a goldmine to me in tracing my mother's family, one branch of whom came from Cromford
    549. Your site is worth its weight in Gold
    550. I would just like to offer you my congratulations on the site after all without it I wouldn't have made the connections I have. Building my own OPS I know how hard it is to transcribe all these documents. You are to be commended
    551. I have just scanned the 120 pages of 'sign-in' Guests and agree with them all in their appreciation of this site. The area was famous for the lead mines but the ancestors who worked them would be 'gob-smacked' to realise the "Gold mine" that is now available to their descendants from all over the world - and it is all down to a lot of hard work and dedication. I join the rest and say well done!!! I had to wait a long time to get my Grandfather in the 1901 census - but within a week of that I found this site and have rapidly extended the search from Weston to Holmes, Fox, Maskrey, Wragg and Britland. I can't believe my luck
    552. What a fantastic site you have here
    553. Your pages just keep getting better, and I figure if I can make my website half as good as your Wirksworth pages then I should have an excellent website
    554. I just want to thank you for all the work you have done on the Web pages. You have just done a super job. If there are any tasks I could help with I would be glad to volunteer
    555. Superb job. Definitely an Emmy in my opinion. My thanks go to you and all the transcribers who contributed to a first rate site
    556. ...I have just now visited this site and am overawed by its completeness and user-friendly makeup. For me to attempt to produce a site approaching this magnitude will be a major effort which I will begin as soon as my first fiches arrive from UK. Thank you for taking the time to help me.
    557. Your Website is just beyond belief - thank you so much for all your hard work
    558. Your website is the finest, best detailed I have ever seen....Many thanks for your great work
    559. Thank you for your amazing work to turn the Wirksworth parish records into electronic format. As a result I've been able to trace my family back to about 1600
    560. Your Wirksworth site is excellent, and has been an invaluable source of information to me tracing my ancestors from the Brassington area, etc. Keep up the good work!
    561. For years I have used your Wirksworth site both in my own research and in showing beginning genealogists how sometimes we can be really lucky when it comes to finding information on the internet about our family history. I teach family history at Brigham Young University, and have so much appreciated the work you have done in compiling and making available so many records! I often show my students the Wirksworth site because it demonstrates how there are good people in the world who are willing to put forth tremendous effort to further genealogical research. After I talked about it today, I felt like I ought to let you know how much I appreciate your work....Thanks again for the wonderful service you have rendered for all people from Wirksworth!
    562. Many thanks for taking the time to look at the census for George Henry Harrison and sending me the details so quickly, your help is greatly appreciated. Through your dedication to the Wirkworth site you have helped my research into my Harrison family immensely. Thanks again keep up the good work
    563. I am very thankful to the Wirksworth web site which has given me a lot of material enabling me to build the family tree
    564. I have been researching my family .. and through your site I have found a treasure trove of information - wedding dates etc, which would have taken me weeks to research myself, if I ever actually manage to get to Derbyshire Records Office! Instead, when I do visit Derbyshire I shall be able to enjoy the scenery. I do know too what you mean about feeling as if you know people - once you find their occupations, where they lived, their friends (marriage witnesses etc) - they do come to life again
    565. What a wonderful find - and what an amazing work of love on your part. Thanks to your website I have been able to trace my ancestors back from the 1840s (which was as far back as my researches went) to the late 1600s, in the knowledge that I'm actually drawing on proper Parish records rather than the IGI. I hope to visit Derbyshire soon and will enjoy my visit all the more for the information gleaned from this marvellous site. Many many thanks
    566. My father has been tracing our family tree and has found the use of your web site to be invaluable. It seems that he has now traced our family back to around 1615 using the parish records and other sources! Thank you for a fantastic site. Please keep up the great work!!
    567. John What a wonderfull site
    568. I love this site! It fills much of my time and I can see and fully appreciate all the work you have done
    569. I have been using your Wirksworth Website for quite a while now and have mainly been using the CD version. It is absolutely amazing and has helped me trace my family tree a great deal
    570. Thanks again for the website which remains an outstanding achievement
    571. A wonderful, brilliant, informative site which has been helpful in helping me to trace my own family history on the Goulds/Higtons
    572. Have just come off your site, its brillant, even for browsing. I also found out that I am not the only person searching for same family roots. MANY THANKS FOR A GREAT SITE
    573. Just got off your Wirksworth site with the 1851 Census returns.....I just had to write and commend you on your work. You must have spent many precious hours compiling the information and then putting it on the site. You are a very generous person to make all these fruits of your labors available to the researching public
    574. I felt I must email you and commend you for the census which you provide on your site....Thanks again as until now the Roberts side of my family was not proving fruitful or at least the tracking wasn't going anywhere
    575. Brilliant!
    576. Thank you for assistance in finding my GG and GGG Grandparents, named Wigley, resident in Wirksworth. Thank you for the hundreds of hours of work you have put into this invaluable data store
    577. As for Mr M Spencer (and Mr J Palmer), well, they are Derbyshire Treasures.
    578. What a fantastic, thoroughly researched and comprehensive database. I just wish that here in Northern Ireland we had as good a resource when trying to research family history on free pages! Thanks once again for access to a thoroughly professional and helpful resource!
    579. In the course of some other zooming around the Internet I stumbled across your Website and felt I had to write to you with my comments. Firstly - I am frankly amazed..! I soon realised it was hand-coded HTML and the scope and depth was outstanding. Well done. It must have taken a lot of your time and energy. I am truly impressed! Once again, well done on an excellent Internet resource and thank you for all your efforts
    580. Thank you very much for forwarding the update CD of your site - it continues to be an exceptionally useful resource. I'd say you have saved me a good few hundred pounds in research costs! Thank you again for the work you're doing on the site. It has helped me explain my Dad's name to him - he has a random Spencer in there, which turned out to be his grandmother's name. And your work has added hundreds of names to my tree
    581. I have just come across your OPS, and thought I really had to say what a wonderful work of scholarship it is - a tremendous example to all of us. Alas, I could not benefit from it directly myself ...but that does not take away from my whole-hearted admiration for what you have achieved
    582. Very pleased to report that I have now received my CD thank you and I am joined at the hip to it! Excellent. I keep telling friends about it. I shall enjoy many free hours perusing it. Happy Christmas and a good New Year
    583. Thank you for creating such a treasure. I lived at Middleton from 1933 unti1 1952,when we moved to Wirksworth. I have really enjoyed seeing old photos and recalling familiar names. It has been for me a wonderful trip back in time
    584. I am very impressed with this site, and as a novice in geneology and computing, I can only wonder at the enormous task you have taken up. Thank you for the information, my ancesters came from Middleton by Wirksworth
    585. Brilliant site !!!
    586. Your site has been and is being of massive importance to me and my family....Over the last 10 years I have been the subject of many TV documentaries etc and now run the Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline....Thanks to your fantastic site we have been able to work out how we are related, but this also gives rise to the fact that we have many more relatives between us....Well done on a massive, massive task
    587. I don't think anyone has any conception of the size of the tasks you have undertaken until they start doing a bit of it themselves. It takes me several weeks to do one microfiche of census. Looking at other sites in any way comparable with yours, none of them comes anywhere near it. I have pointed out to people here [Tasmania], that if they see "Wirksworth" in their family, it's an immediate cause for much rejoicing! We have a lot to thank your uncle (as well as you) for
    588. Thank you once again - I'm completely engrossed in your Wirksworth site -it's giving me hours of pleasure
    589. Thank you for a great web site
    590. I cannot tell you of the countless hours I have spent (and know you have spent recording) your census. You surely have blessed me already
    591. I stumbled across your website earlier today and have just spent a wonderful couple of hours browsing through it. It's fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing your work
    592. I am enjoying your Wirksworth site so much that I keep going off on several different tangents and as I'm fascinated by all the historic info as well as the families themselves. Please keep the 1891 census coming, and roll on the 1901 census!
    593. We've just returned from a visit to Derbyshire, and can thoroughly recommend the walks along Cromford Canal which are described on this web site. Even in late October there was plenty of activity from the bird life in the trees overhead. The industrial heritage was fascinating, especially the site of the very steep railway leading from High Peak Junction. Cromford village is full of interesting buildings, including the austere looking mill workers houses. We had a very enjoyable walk, despite getting rather lost in Birch woods. Hope to return soon
    594. Your site is a boon to Derbyshire researchers
    595. Thank you for providing the great resource
    596. Congratulations on a fantastic site - we have visited many times and keep on coming back. All the hard work that has gone into compiling this site has assisted in filling in gaps which existed as we continued to research Palin's and Gell's in the Wirksworth and Matlock area
    597. Your website is fantastic. I've been able to find out quite a lot more about my grandfather's family - Allsopp's of Greenhill and later the Dale. Thank you
    598. Thanks again for that site. It's great. Imagine if someone did that for parishes all over the country...wow!
    599. What a remarkable website!
    600. Your website is very informative, and well put together
    601. What a brilliant site. I am tracing the Else family which is my mum's dads family, and we found information even my mum didn't know. Thank you for taking the time and trouble doing a site like this so we can carry on our interests
    602. What a fantastic website, it is a credit to all the many hours of work you must have done, thank you
    603. Shortly after I e-mailed you I found your site via another link (the one on the list did not work) and I would just like to say I think it is brilliant. I wish all my other counties had such an informative site to help aid searching. I have only just started with looking at it and have already found that my great great grandmother has a brother and sister I had not yet found
    604. This is my favourite site on the internet, produced by John Palmer, it sets the standard for all Websites, in its presentation and content. The links are every webmasters dream
    605. ..many thanks for all your work on the Wirksworth site. I love it, and keep going back for more information. I keep finding it, too!
    606. Thanks to John Palmer for the fascinating web page giving wage and salary rates for trades and professions over the years
    607. Let me first say how great your site is, when I have spoken to the Record Office in Matlock they say it is unique
    608. Just a casual Google search this morning of "Wirksworth" led me to this goldmine! I look forward to using and, I hope, adding to the excellent information that you and your correspondents have compiled. Well done, and thank you
    609. By the way, thank you John Palmer for your wonderful site!
    610. What a fantastic pedigree. We are looking for Ann or Mary NODEN/NODIN 1750. Unfortunately we don't seem to fit in with yours but I really enjoyed reading it. I wish there were more like it, maybe there are but I'm new at this computer and seem to come across things we are looking for more by chance, thank you once again.....Its me again - what a brilliant site. Wish we had one like it in Lancashire or Cheshire
    611. None of 'my lot' so far have been wealthy people, but I thought I would have a look at the Wills transcribed by Michael Spencer on John Palmer's Wirksworth website. I was thrilled to bits to find that Alexander Bradley from Heage, my 3x great grandfather had left a Will. I followed John's instructions on how to apply to Matlock and this morning I received a photocopy of the Will. It gives me a lot of information that I didn't know, so a very big thank you to Mike and John for all your hard work
    612. Your website - is wonderful!... Once again, a wonderful site, and it didn't bomb my Mac either always a problem on aol! Well done
    613. Keep up the good work - your Wirksworth site is a great source of information and you do us all a great service
    614. ...may I congratulate you on an exceptional web site. Your pages have helped me solve a mystery that has been eluding me for years
    615. I have had many hours of pleasure and satisfaction from working with your excellent Wirksworth CD
    616. What a wonderful website you have created. It is clearly one of the best I have seen. You are to be commended for your efforts
    617. I was looking at your site earlier and I have never seen a Genealogy site as comprehensive as yours. Congratulations to you and your contributors
    618. I must say that your Wirksworth website is a terrific achievement
    619. Thanks for all your help...your 1891 census was a godsend....up until now I was at a dead end with this line.....I am so grateful for your efforts with your web site....I have found my whole Pearson family...if you would like to add it to your website I would oblige....it turns out there was a lot of interbreeding within families. Also many of the women died in child birth!! In my direct line anyway.. Once again I would like to thank you for all your hard work
    620. Just wanted to add my thank you to the many for your fabulous website... This [Census listing] has provided many more names and information. On the amusing side an ancestor was listed as fined under the Petty Courts. Not to overlook the value of the Will listings. Thanks again
    621. I have been able to gather a great deal of information from your data base - parish listings, b.m.d. information and census. I wish to take this opportunity and express my admiration for a site of first class quality
    622. I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your wonderful site - I cannot estimate how many times I have returned to it ..Once again let me say it's a WONDERFUL SITE!
    623. I just wanted to thank you for doing such a brilliant job with the Wirksworth website. I have ancestors who came from Middleton and it has been such an enormous help. It is generally interesting as well, with all the history and everything. I have been looking around the web for similar ones for Lincolnshire and Yorkshire but I haven't been so lucky there. I have been singing your praises to my friends who like family history and no doubt I shall make many return visits
    624. What a wonderful site! How I wish that you had completed it before I started researching my Brocklehursts in Wirksworth and surrounding districts. Thank goodness we agree on all the entries. I have checked them all
    625. Just visited your site, and I have visited many in the course of my genealogical research and this must come in the top 3, it is clear, informative and easy to use. And again GREAT site
    626. Congratulations on the site which I have only just discovered. Your work will bring a lot of enjoyment to many people. Thank you
    627. Your website, not to put a too finer word on it, is fantastic! Invaluable to anyone resaerching the area. Thanks a million for all your very hard work!
    628. I found this site when it first started. I am English, and an Accredited British Genealogist here in Utah with, for some unexplained reason, a number of clients with Derbyshire. Your site has been, and continues to be, invaluable. Thank you for the immense dedication and effort that has obviously gone into it
    629. Thank you for your excellent work on the Wirksworth site - it is a treasure trove of information
    630. Thanks again for all of your hard work
    631. Congratulations on a great site, unbelievable amount of info
    632. I have had a look at your site & found it very interesting with a lot of information for people like myself who live far away (Australia), you must have spent no end of hours researching & putting it together, it is a real credit to you thank you
    633. Can you imagine ... how it feels to come across such a great resource as this? I only got my computer a few days ago to help with my work but there will be precious little of that going on until I have explored every inch of this site.... Keep up the excellent work I can`t begin to tell you how mind blowing this is for me!
    634. Your site is absolutely brilliant
    635. I must say you are a very amazing man, with all you do to help everyone including myself I must say thank you very much. This was fantastic information you gave me and I am thrilled. There is no doubt in my mind that all the research you do and the help you give us all is a labor of love. John I do appreciate this.

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