England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues

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Problem #1:Archdeaconry of Norfolk records for the Year 1818 Parish Range​s H-Y, and Year 1819 Parish Ranges A-R are not available online.

Answer #1: The records can be viewed on microfilm #1471054 at FamilySearch Centers. Items 1-4 of this film contain records for Parishes H-Y for the Year 1818, and Items 5-8 are for Year 1819, Parishes A-R (“Bishop's transcripts for the Archdeaconry of Norfolk, 1686-1941” microfilm collection).

Problem #2: Although the collection framework organizes Norfolk County records first by Archdeaconry and then by Year, some Year collections include records for several different years. Also, the original record pages may be out of sequence as they appear in sequential images. Examples follow:

  • In the Archdeaconry of Norfolk record collection for Year 1856, Parish Range T-Y; many records between Images 70 and 201 are for years 1853, 1854, 1855, or 1857.
  • Archdeaconry of Norfolk Thurlton Parish records with dates ranging from 1838-1842 are included in the Year 1842 collection; and those records are missing from Thurlton records in the collections for Years 1838, 1839, 1840, and 1841.
  • In the Archdeaconry of Norfolk Year 1842 collection, Thurlton Parish records that appear in Images 32, 33, and 34 include Register pages 41, 44, 45, 42, 43, and 22—in that order.

Answer #2: Original parish records should be searched when available. When searching this Bishop’s Transcripts collection, if a record cannot be found in the Year collection and record sequence expected, the search should be broadened as indicated above.

Problem #3: Some images may load but are black/unreadable; e.g., Archdeaconry of Norfolk,​Year 1813,​ Parishes Q-S, Image 199.

Answer #3: Some images are black/unreadable:

  • Unreadable images may be due to the poor condition of the original record when filmed. However, such records may be readable when viewed on the microfilm copy, which is available at Family History Centers.
  • Some images will not load or appear as a black screen. Save the image with a filename and .jpg extension. The image can then be viewed with any graphics program. Note: The image has finished loading when you click on "Save" and the "Save As..." dialog box appears.


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