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From: Andrew Hingston <>
Subject: Re: FreeBMD
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 09:02:56 +0100
> >> ...... the UK govt. is inviting 'not for profit' organisations to make
> >proposals to put historic registration data on-line.
> > Could we have a bit more on this - ?
>This is contained in the Civil Registration White Paper.
The official summary says:
'Historic records are those relating to people born over 100 years ago.
These should be made fully available to the public. The Government would
support not-for-profit organisation(s) investing in introducing electronic
access to these records. This would be of great value particularly to the
genealogical community. '
The full text is at
Many people are disappointed at the 100 year cut-off, but it would relax
the access to death records, for example. It has to be emphasised that
these are proposals and depend on changes to the law.
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