To all Listers who have offered advice and help, WOW, there are so many
ways of getting the information out there, the mind boggles. We will
work through our lists "guiding light" Fazli to put indexes on the site
that has the DBU indexes on it ,and are leaning toward a suggestion from
Gay for the Primary BMD list.
Jean,and others, the records are on 35mm film, and can only be viewed at
a Church of the Latterday Saints (Mormon, or LDS for short)
Family History Centre.As far as We are aware the films are not for sale.
The Hague records are on fiche, but again not for sale. these are very
important to transcribe as we believe they are the only copy, and are in
very poor conditon.
You orderand pay for the film,and wait for the LDS to ring you when the
film comes in, it could be up to 2 months for some,or in the same week
for others...you have use of the film for 3 weeks, and you can extend
for a further 3 weeks if no one else has ordered the film. Our problem
is that our Centre is only open for 2 hours a week, so to sift through
and transcribe by hand hundreds of frames takes time. That is why we
have only copied the name of both parties down for marriages, and
printed out only the ones we know are close family or listers are
interested in.Note, there are at least 6 de Kretser full Marriage
As we have not been keeping an eye out for the name there is probably
entries in the Deaths and Communion rolls as well.
Our idea is to put transcriptions we have on the net, and then when
another lister gets the film and gets their information it will be
added to the list for all to see, as a verified, primary source.
Jean, we will add your names to our watch list now, thank you all for
your help, we always had faith we would get there eventually
Cheers from a wet, and warm Babinda. C&L