I use the Hyde Park Centre regularly. It has been closed for about six months
for refurbishment, and only reopened earlier this year. They do indeed have
many films there - but as always, it seems the one you *really* want always
has to be oredered. :-) Just my imagination, I'm sure.
ann watt wrote:
Thanks for your reply. I went up to the SoG show
yesterday and the LDS church were, obviously, in
attendance. Although I knew about their Hyde Park
Centre I have not visited. Anyway, they had all the
indexes there at the show and apparently they hold
most of the films, its supposed to the the biggest
respository outside Salt Lake. So looks like I'll be
spending quite a bit of time on the train in the
Thanks again for your reply.
I know New Barnet although I don't live there. I live
in one of the "Garden Cities". My dad moved here in
the 30s and we had/have quite a large Welsh
population. The young men moved here I think because
they didn't want to spend the rest of their working
lives down the mines.
--- Cardi2(a)aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 4/29/06 12:10:17 AM Pacific
>Hi: LDS filmed both the indexes and the wills
>themselves. The indexes are by
>year and give the parish name and the person's name
>and a number. The later
>wills are both done separately by county and usually
>are in alphabethically
>order. The earlier wills, I've noticed, are not in
>alpha order and are more
>difficult to find and some are not easy to read.
>The majority of them are in
>I'm not certain that every LDS library holds a copy
>of the indexes into the
>wills. You may have to order them separately. It
>depends upon the library.
>(Actually they call them centers; the only real
>library is the one in Salt Lake
>Also who knows what your local LDS library holds?
>You might be pleasantly
>surprised at what material it has.
>Where do you live in Hertfordshire? I'm asking
>because my Uncle used to live
>at New Barnet.
>>Sorry, I've jumped in on this as it sounds like a
>>idea to me. I have just ordered a Will from the
>>National Library of Wales (the family are in
>>Glamorgan). The references were provided to me by
>>very kind gentleman in Canada although I live in
>>If you go to the LDS do they hold an index of
>>for you to then order them?
>>I can't travel to and from Glamorgan very often
>>I can see Wills or obtain reference numbers via my
>>local LDS (I've never used them) then I think I
>>to venture into unchartered waters.
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