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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 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

Parish Registers began in the 1500's and 1600's.  They can be viewed at the Suffolk Record Office.  There are Bishop Transcripts and Parish Registers that have been filmed for most parishes in the County.  See Suffolk Church Record for further details.
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add links to parish collections found on the internet. Make reference to the Family History Library's collection.

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]
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Helen's Bishopsgate
Wikipedia link that should work very well within articles

I posted yesterday and the post disappeared so I put this here for a few days to be sure it is posted. --- I wrote my reply yesterday and now it is gone. How could it just disappear like that. Anyway back to this article. This article is very short and I'm not sure how it can expand. The England Gazetteers talks about what gazetteers are. I do not know why the 'Imperial Gazetteer' is not a section on the England Gazetteer page if it is so important. Currently it is in the section: Finding Place-Names in the Family History Library Catalog.
I also notice that there is a page, A Topographical Dictionary of England that is quite short. I went online and found another gazetteer call the 'Parlimentary Gazetteer of England' It seems to me that if they are not going to be expanded on the England Gazetteer page then we should put all the online gazetteers on one page. It makes me think that the England Gazetteer page needs to be redrawn. The most important gazetteers should have there own section especially when there so short. It talks about the Family history Library when in fact all these gazetteers are online where they are easy to view and copy. Does anybody pull a gazetteer off the shelf anymore even if you happen to be in the library? Donjgen 17:51, 8 February 2012 (UTC)