Updated 28 Mar 2002

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Order Microfilm for 1881 Census

Want to order 1881 Census microfilm from the PRO (Public Records Office)?
Here's what I did to get microfilm of the Wirksworth Area to use for
the Census transcriptions in this website.

  1. Browse PRO website for microfilm ref numbers. Browse catalogue.pro.gov.uk which is the Public Record Office Online Catalogue. (PROCAT) Enter "RG11" and click "GO" (to the 1881 Census selection) Scroll down to "Derbyshire". Click on "+" for Derbyshire. Click on "+" for the Registration District that you want. Read off the reference number (eg "RG11/3419" for Wirksworth.) Collect and record all the reference numbers you need.
  2. E-mail PRO for an estimate. To: (repro-ordering@pro.gov.uk) Sir, Please send me an estimate for microfilm copies of the following records in your possession: 1881 Census of England & Wales 35mm duplicate DIAZO microfilm (from existing film) Reg Reg Code District Sub-District Class/Piece Coverage Quantity 437 Belper------Wirksworth------RG11/3419 All 1 only 437 Belper------Wirksworth,-----RG11/3420 All 1 only ----------------Alderwasley, ----------------Ashlehay, ----------------Idridghay, ----------------Ireton Wood, ----------------Shottle 438 Ashbourne---Biggin----------RG11/3421 All 1 only ----------------Hulland Ward, ----------------H W Intakes, 438 Ashbourne---Brassington,----RG11/3426 All 1 only ----------------Bonsall, ----------------Carsington, ----------------Callow, ----------------Hopton, ----------------Ible, ----------------Kirk Ireton, ----------------Middleton 440 Bakewell----Matlock,--------RG11/3450 All 1 only ----------------Matlock Bath 440 Bakewell----Matlock,--------RG11/3451 All 1 only ----------------Matlock Bath, ----------------Tansley, ----------------Cromford, ----------------Ivonbrook Grange Contact me at: John Palmer, 29 Sutherland Avenue, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 9EB phone: 01202-69-63-61. e-mail: (john.palmer@wirksworth.org.uk) Sincerely, John Palmer
  3. Estimate received from PRO. Reply from PRO, received ... days later: Dear Mr Palmer, Thank you for your enquiry about microfilm. I enclose an estimate of cost of your order/invoice. The unit prices are guaranteed for three months only. Payment should be made in advance and forwarded with the estimate/invoice, which should be signed and dated and sent to the following address: Finance Section, Public Record Office, Kew, Richmond, Surry, TW9 4DU. Your order will take approximately 4 weeks to complete from receipt of your remittance. Please note that if the estimate/invoice is not returned with payment it is likely to result in a delay in processing your order. Orders will not be accepted for microfilm orders where they do not constitute a whole piece. Yours sincerely Microfilm Officer e-mail ralph.bryan@pro.gov.uk
  4. Estimate. Estimate received with above letter: PRO Ref: ..... Estimate No: .... Date: .... Quantity Description Unit Price Cost .... Microfilm Diazo Duplicate per metre 0.90 ..... DOCUMENT REFERENCE NO. OF METERS RG 11/3419-3421 ... RG 11/3426 ... RG 11/3450-3451 ... 1.00 POST/PACK BASED ON ACTUALS, 4.73 GBP MIN 4.73 4.73 TOTAL: .....
  5. Order sent. Estimate signed and dated. Order form filled in, credit card number added. Posted same day ........
  6. Order received. Order received ........, after ... weeks

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