FreeBMD-Admins-L ArchivesArchiver > FreeBMD-Admins > 1999-12 > 0944347743
From: John Fairlie <>
Subject: RE: GRO Campaign
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 1999 22:49:03 -0000
Local Register offices are under the control of Local Councils, at least,
it is the local council that pays the wages of the staff that work there.
You can therefore bet a shilling on the fact that if central government
ever did want to create an accurate (computer based) index of the source
data, they would not send staff to visit each local office, they would
instead TASK each office to index their data and submit it to the central
Such an exercise would also benefit local offices in their searches for
records. I also agree that this is not likely to happen in the short term,
and that FreeBMD should press ahead. But if it did happen, the end result
would probably occur faster and be more accurate.
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From:Richard Holliday [SMTP:]
Sent:Saturday, December 04, 1999 22:36
In order to index the records at all the registration office, someone would
ahve to visit every office in the county. That also would be a daunting
task. What information would be in an index prepared at the registration
offices that is not already at the central office? I understand that the
indexing system at the central office at Myddelton Street in London, is
only used there and would be of no use at a local office except that you
would at least know what quarter of the year to search. I think we
should continue to work on the present project and complete that before
attempting any other projects.
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