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From: "David Railton" <>
Subject: RE: [CHS] Cheshire Records Office and disclosure of information
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 17:26:42 -0000
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May I suggest the little used Rootsweb list that specializes in matters of
English law especially for genealogists: You can
subscribe in the usual way with an email to:

They may be able to help with a definitive interpretation.


-----Original Message-----
From: judy olsen [mailto:]
Sent: 10 March 2006 17:12
Subject: Re: [CHS] Anyone visiting Cheshire Record Office soon? help please.

Found that quite funny - "its illegal but give us some cash and we'll
do it!"

So having googled a bit and tried to read the act (too many ifs and
buts and paras a b and c) I found a clear explanation at

Basically Ray you are entitled to your own records and when you die
anyone can look at them.

But the registers themselves will probably be 'closed' so you cant
read them in case you discover that the old lady next door once had
nits or failed a maths test. Hence the search fee.

I don't know much about the Blue Coat school but if it is not state
run then it could be their records aren't covered by the act at all.


On 10 Mar 2006, at 16:29, Ray Gregory wrote:

> Hello Cynthia, I attended the records office inDuke St, Chester,
> Wednesday last, hoping to find some information on my fathers
> attendance at the Blue Coat school only to be told that the details
> cannot be disclosed for 100 years due to the data protection act.
> However the staff will conduct a search on your behalf at a cost.
> If you can phone them the number is 01244 602574. best of luck . Ray
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "silvercyn"
> <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 8:11 AM
> Subject: [CHS] Anyone visiting Cheshire Record Office soon? help
> please.
>> Hello,
>> I would like to ask if any lister is visiting the Record Office
>> sometime if you would please look at a school register for me.
>> If anyone is willing to help please mail me and I can give you
>> the names I am looking for.
>> Many thanks, Cynthia
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