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Matt Skid­more: “New re­searchers of­ten find that be­cause the bor­ders be­tween the dif­fer­ent re­gions are so ge­o­graph­i­cally and his­tor­i­cally in­ter­twined that they turn up at one repos­i­tory when re­ally they need to visit a neigh­bour­ing one. Some church records can also be con­fus­ing for new re­searchers to lo­cate as the parish and dio­cese bor­ders do not en­tirely match the lo­cal govern­ment bound­aries.”

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