In the mid 1980`s I got a print-out for the Jop(b)lings in the IGI from Salt Lake City. From this I `reconstituted` the Parish Registers in a loose-leaf folder. Armed with the folder and using the IGI entries as an index, I set off to spend a fortnight in Northumberland and Durham, looking up the original entries. Several years later, I was in touch with Dr. Douglas Jopling. He was very interested in family history and volunteered to put the parish register entries on computer, if I would lend him my folder. He entered the data from the "County Durham" folder into a database, which was later converted for a PC and stored in "Paradox". I have now exported the file to Excel & this is the file you will be viewing. The headings need some explanation. The left hand number is an Excel `entry` number. Surname, age, forename, abode, parish, date, comment & memo are self explanatory. `Year` is put in for `sorting` purposes. `Event`is either a christening, marriage, internment or `D` for Durham Marriage Bond. M/F/H/W is an IGI heading and stands for `mother`, `father, `husband`, `wife`. F/M/S/ is `father`, `mother` or spouse. RIN, Freg 1 & Freg 2 are Dr. Jopling`s headings from the `Paradox` days. To quote Dr. Jopling
RIN No is just a sequential number allocated by Paradox. The next two are links to other records that I put in a long time ago before I had a genealogy programme. Freg 1 is the upward link (the RIN of the parents wedding), Freg 2 is the downward link (RIN of wedding used to link to children).
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