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England Parish Tables: Berkshire Part 3b

Project Leader[edit | edit source]

Becca Curtis

Purpose[edit | edit source]

To fix the outdated tables on each parish page in Berkshire, England. These tables contain many broken links, are missing important databases, or list databases that are not very useful in finding vital records in England. The fourth part of this project with be adding links to the FamilySearch Catalog for both parish registers and bishop's transcripts.

Task List[edit | edit source]

Task List

Instructions[edit | edit source]

Step 1A[edit | edit source]

We will be adding to the FS Catalog PRs part of the table in this section. The code that we will be adding to looks like:

|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Catalog PRs'''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | 
|-

It is found in this part of the code:
Berkshire Part 4 Img 1.png

Step 1B[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the FamilySearch Catalog and search for the parish in Berkshire. In Place Search, search: England, Berkshire, PARISH.

2. Click on the "Church records" heading to find all of the parish registers collections available for the parish. (An example is shown below)

Pic 2.png


3. Find the collection title that says: "Parish registers for PARISH, COLLECTION YEARS". Make sure that the Author is "Church of England. Parish Church of PARISH (COUNTY)" and not a family history society or person. If the author is the Church of England AND a person or society, DO NOT add it (these are usually just transcriptions, not the actual images).

4. Click on the link to go to the collection's page and copy the URL.

Berkshire Part 4 Img 12.png

Go back to the code (shown below). (The three spaces are the Images columns for Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials in the table.)

| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Catalog PRs''' 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | 



5. Add the link you just copied for the FamilySearch Catalog parish registers collection to the three empty spaces. The link will look like: [URL '''COLLECTION YEARS''']

The Collection Years can be found: Berkshire Part 4 Img 10.png



Example: for the parish of Binfield (image shown above), the parish registers collection is titled "Parish registers for Binfield, 1767-1910." This collection will be added to the table for Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials.

| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Catalog PRs''' 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/217914?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''1767-1910''']
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/217914?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''1767-1910''']
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/217914?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''1767-1910''']



Take note:

  • If there is more than one collection, separate the links by a comma and put them in chronological order (older records first)
  • If there are no collections available for the parish, then delete the FS Catalog PRs section in the table

Step 2A[edit | edit source]

We will be adding to the FS Catalog BTs part of the table in this section. The code that we will be adding to looks like:

|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Catalog BTs'''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | 
|-

It is found in this part of the code:
Berkshire Part 4 Img 2.png

Step 2B[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the FamilySearch Catalog and search for the parish in Berkshire. In Place Search, search: England, Berkshire, PARISH.

2. Click on the "Church records" heading to find all of the bishop's transcripts collections available for the parish. (An example is shown below)

Pic 2.png


3. Find the bishop's transcripts collection titled "Bishop's transcripts for PARISH, COLLECTION YEARS". Make sure that the Author is "Church of England. Parish Church of PARISH (COUNTY)" and not a family history society or person. If the author is the Church of England AND a person or society, DO NOT add it (these are usually just transcriptions, not the actual images).

4. Click on the link to go to the collection's page and copy the URL.

Berkshire Part 4 Img 13.png

Go back to the code (shown below). (The three spaces are the Images columns for Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials in the table.)

| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Catalog BTs''' 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | 



5. Add the link you just copied for the FamilySearch Catalog bishop's transcripts collection to the three empty spaces. The link will look like: [URL '''COLLECTION YEARS''']

The Collection Years can be found: Berkshire Part 4 Img 11.png



Example: for the parish of Binfield (image shown above), the bishop's transcripts collection is titled "Bishop's transcripts for Binfield, 1607-1835." This collection will be added to the table for Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials.

| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Catalog BTs''' 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/446199?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''1607-1835''']
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/446199?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''1607-1835''']
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/446199?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''1607-1835''']



Take note:

  • If there is more than one collection, separate the links by a comma and put them in chronological order (older records first)
  • If there are no collections available for the parish, then delete the FS Catalog BTs section in the table

Step 3[edit | edit source]

Go back to England Parish Tables: Berkshire Part 3 and move to Step 4.

Deleting Code[edit | edit source]

If there are no parish registers or bishop's transcripts collections (or if there are no images) then that part of the code must be deleted. There are two places that need to be deleted.

1. Delete the entire FS Catalog PRs or FS Catalog BTs code (7 lines) and the |- above it:
Berkshire Part 4 Img 1.png

The new code will look something like:
Berkshire Part 4 Img 3.png

2. Also delete the FS Catalog PRs (or BTs) line of code here (shown below) and the |- above it (found right underneath the "Church Records" heading):
Berkshire Part 4 Img 4.png

The new code will look something like:
Berkshire Part 4 Img 5.png

Example[edit | edit source]

For the parish of Binfield, one parish registers collection (from 1767-1910) and one bishop's transcripts collection (from 1607-1835) would be added.

The code looks like:

|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Catalog PRs'''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/217914?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''1767-1910''']
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/217914?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''1767-1910''']
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/217914?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''1767-1910''']
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Catalog BTs'''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/446199?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''1607-1835''']
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/446199?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''1607-1835''']
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/446199?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''1607-1835''']
|}

The table looks like:

Binfield All Saints Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1551-1916
1538-1837
1538-1957
FS 1538-1975
1538–1973
1538-1991
ANC 1538-1975
1538–1973
1538-1991
FREG 1541-1816, 1837-1846
1541-1837
1564-1833
IGI 1551-1812, 1607-1835
1538-1753, 1612-1835, 1754-1812


FS Catalog PRs
1767-1910
1767-1910
1767-1910
FS Catalog BTs
1607-1835
1607-1835
1607-1835