Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Online Petition for Access to Records

As promised in yesterday's post, here is the first example of interesting genealogy related content I have found on Twitter.

It relates to an online petition to the UK Government to improve access to birth, marriage, and death certificates. More specifically, the purpose of the petition is to bring about legislation whereby the General Register Office could issue uncertified copies of records in a digitised format, or on plain paper. These would exist purely for genealogical research purposes, and would have no legal standing. As a result, they could, and should, be considerably cheaper than the current statutory charge for certified copies of records.

This makes perfect sense to me, and I have already signed the petition. If you would like to do the same, the page can be found here.

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