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This NavBox is on the Tannington parish page and a few others at the present moment.<br>[[User:Donjgen|Donjgen]] 04:40, 16 November 2011 (UTC)&nbsp; 44<br>
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Revision as of 22:13, 6 February 2012

My current focus is to develope 22 parishes within the County of Suffolk, District of Hoxne.  I have put a geographical map on each parish page as such:

Geographic Location Map

{{Geographic location |title = '''Neighbouring Parishes''' |
Center = Tannington |
North = [[Wilby, Suffolk|Wilby]] |
Northeast = [[Brundish, Suffolk|Brundish]] |
East = [[Dennington, Suffolk|Dennington]] |
Southeast = [[Saxstead, Suffolk|Saxtead]] |
South = [[Earl Soham, Suffolk|Earl Soham]] |
Southwest = [[Bedfield, Suffolk|Bedfield]] |
West = [[Worlingworth, Suffolk|Worlingworth]] : [[Bedfield, Suffolk|Bedfield]] |
Northwest = [[Worlingworth, Suffolk|Worlingworth]] }}
I also have created a Navigation Box for the parishes within Hoxne district as such: 

This NavBox is on the Tannington parish page and a few others at the present moment.
Donjgen 04:40, 16 November 2011 (UTC)  44

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I have started to use the TOC and NOTOC on the webpages mentioned above. Those tags move and remove the contents box that is automatically generated when four or more headings appear on a page. Most of the pages are quite short right now so I am using NOTOC on the parish pages. The content box that is automatically generated often appears out of place.
I have put comment tags next to it so if someone edits the page they will know what the tags are for <!-- The tag __TOC__ allows one to move the contents box anywhere on the page. The Tag __NOTOC__ removes the contents box from the page-->

Area Conversion from Acres

Many of the areas noted in gazetteers and histories of parishes and other places are in acres. I have found a website that converts acres to square miles or square kilometers at metric conversions.org Most people are more familar with how large a square mile or kilometer is than an acre. Such as 3592 acres = 5.6 square miles or 14.5 square kilometers

The Parish Registers begin in 1559.  They can be view at the Suffolk Record Office.  A copy of the registers from 1559 to 1900 can be purchased from the  Suffolk Record Office.  For pre 1813 Bishop Transcript entries you will need to look in Hoxne Deanry, Archdeaconry of Suffolk.  Parish Chest records are considerable for Metfield.   See Suffolk Church Record for further details.
Church records

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Response to Your Comments on British Local Census Surname Index Pages

Thank you for your comments on the local county census surname index pages that we have been adding to the wiki. As you saw, these tables list the local census indexes that are in the FHL collection. We agree with your comments that these are a secondary source, however there are still instances when these are valuable as explained on each "<count> Census Surname Index" main page. As you may know, the reference book area of the FHL British Section contains a large section of these indexes with reference books that contain the tables that we are putting on the wiki. The libarary feels that these are still valuable and add to their collection of these each month. Jordan Glew, a serive-missionary, keeps these reference tables up-to-date. The British staff asked that these be put on the wiki last year and we have been working on this request since then. By putting these on the wiki, consultants have easier access to them as they help library patrons.

You may have noticed that this week all of the county index pages for England are now on wiki. Each county has a main page, ie "Derbyshire Census Surname Index" that points to each of the alphabetical tables for that county. As you suggested, we have added links to these county main pages to the bottom of the "England Census" wiki page and to each County Census page. The detailed information on using these pages has been left on each county census surname index main page rather than on the county census page.

Future plans include adding the Scotland and Ireland local census surname reference tables to the wiki in a similar manner. The wiki pages will also serve as the primary source from which the library's printed reference books for these indexes, will be updated in the future.

Again, please excuse me if this is the wrong place to respond to your comment.  If so, I would appreciate it if you could tell me how this should be done.

Historical populations
Year Pop.
1845 749
1951 6,717
1960 6,984
1970 31,752
1980 34,758
1990 35,888
2000 39,317
Note: were merged in 1970.
Source: ssb.no/ SSB]
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Helen's Bishopsgate
Wikipedia link that should work very well within articles