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In England, local churches were required to keep registers of all baptisms, marriages and burials. Are there any studies that show how complete these records generally were, in particular in relation to the 1700s.

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@Russell I wouldn't call "unfortunate" leaving for holidays ^^ –  Lohoris Jul 23 '12 at 11:51
    
This question would also be on-topic at the new Genealogy and Family History SE site. –  American Luke May 3 '13 at 1:04
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This is a certainly tricky question, however their have being many studies of the baptisms,marriages,deaths for one The east lake church history: http://www.eastleake-history.org.uk/church-records.html

This may help, as bill one of the priests donated 20 years discovering the truths of the church he has discovered before the 1700 and all the way to the year 1901.

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This doesn't answer the question at all. –  SevenSidedDie Jul 29 '12 at 9:30
    
Ok you should try –  Luke Jul 29 '12 at 12:19
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No actually. This isn't Yahoo Answers where it's ok to just throw ideas at the wall to see what sticks. Here that kind of extra noise degrades the site. That's why it gets ignored or downvoted. –  SevenSidedDie Jul 30 '12 at 16:00
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well, Luke has at least contributed something vaguely in the ballpark which is more than I have had from others and I appreciate that. I'm not sure I get the bit about "yahoo answers" - they are quite a successful site, after all. Perhaps this site could learn from it? –  Andrew Turvey Jul 31 '12 at 22:18
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Thank you I will try and answer better next time :) also sry for having at 'nag' at u sevensideddice it's just I try to answer something and it either answers well but some does better or I'm way off task however theirs always gonna be people better than me in this case a lot of people :) –  Luke Jul 31 '12 at 23:42
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