Talk:Herefordshire Census

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Bartestree, Herefordshire omitted Tredescant Bishop's Frome with Fromes Hill, Herefordshire omitted

Canon Frome, Herefordshire omitted

Holmer, Herefordshire no link

Bishop's Wood link broken see paragraph below

Why has the alphabetical listing been abandoned on this page? Search for a parish is severely impaired by the current presentation. Trike 05:14, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

This is an extremely unfriendly presentation of a county abandoning alphabetical listing makes no earthly sense. Could this be reworked to overcome problems and enable contributors and users to make some sense of the page? Chichgirl 08:15, 9 September 2011 (UTC) 

As a new contributor this page is extremely unfriendly and it isn't in fact about Herefordshire census; it is a non alphabetical presentation of links to a selection of parishes in the county and their microfilmed records; why then not include it in the Church records section of each parish page and dispense with a presentation that is so unfriendly? What was the intention in creating such a confused page? Amberley 07:00, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Whatever was intended here we now know (see the Discussion on Sussex Census) that further engineering work is due in the months ahead on both catalogue of census film numbers and the way in which they will display on the FamilySearch site linked to the FamilySearch Research wiki. Hopefully this can be left to FamilySearch to resolve and where links have been checked and inserted into wiki pages for Herefordshire parishes these will work in any re-engineered form. It's a mess certainly and one individual contributors can ignore or if confident can resolve by linking to what they can find. Suggest that both Church records and Census paragraphs be ignored until FamilySearch re-engineer. In view of this the church records available at Herefordshire Archives may not be added until mid-2012 later than intended. Whodares 10:26, 1 October 2011 (UTC) 

In Kent it has proved instructive to discuss with the various Archivists in each archive their work to move records and recatalogue. This page must be one of the poorest presentations of the Family History Library holding of the various census possible, chaotic and not even assembled in alphabetical order. Our approach to the errors around census film is to ignore the Kent Census content and to respond to the request for microfilm by offering whatever is available (include contradictory Library film listing for each parish) There is inaccuracy in the Family History Library film information and any inaccuracy will need to be addressed by the promised engineering work. We are ignoring the microfilm information and will in future consider contributing only such parish material which we know from the archive is held or deposited in either National Archives or Diocesan Record Office for Anglican parish material. You do not have the relocation issues in Herefordshire Archives although the revised catalogue may introduce some discrepancy with the microfilm heading historical references. It would be useful if FamilySearch obtained current deposited record catalogue data from the Archive and introduced that to each parish as content and pointed out the revision from the microfilm data which informed or misinformed the present Family History Library listing of record acquisition which is acknowledged to be inaccurate. Our increasing impression is that FamilySearch are increasingly aware of their organisational and management issues as a result of user feedback complaining but intention to engineer change and actually fixing problems are evidently several years apart Ps1964 16:48, 18 January 2012 (UTC)


Bishop's Wood, Herefordshire does not have a working link (see top of page) nor does it appear in Herefordshire Census Surname Index A-B

Bishopswood All Saints was consecrated in 1845; funded by John Partiridge Esq who lived nearby at the Mansion House and owner of the Bishopswood Estate . Amberley 16:11, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Please make these changes. The wiki is community driven and; we depend on volunteers--such as yourself--to provide content. No one "owns" the information, and anyone can edit the content. Our best pages are those that begin with one person writing what they know about a subject, and then others with additional knowledge add to that page. We would be pleased if you added additional information,in fact we encourage you to do so. Klk3 03:19, 11 February 2012 (UTC)