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Temporary BMD bargains

The General Register Office has announced a trial service to provide PDF copies of non-certificated records. They are available for a short period for births (1935-2006), marriages (1837-2010) & deaths (1958-2006).

The price is £8.00 each - a modest saving on the fee of £9.25 for a certificate.

You can see more details on the GRO site.

FamilySearch films to move from Kew

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For several years the London FamilySearch Centre has been housed at The National Archives, offering the public a great deal of help, including ready access to a vast number of microfilmed records. In the summer the films collection will be moved to the Society of Genealogists.

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Portrush Conference

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Researchers are already booking their places at a major conference which will take place at Portrush from 25-29 September. An interesting range of talks and tours as well as opportunities to share time with fellow enthusiasts is on offer.

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Northampton Hospital patients

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Northampton General Hospital was founded in 1744 and has treated vast numbers of patients from Northampton and the surrounding area. FindMyPast has launched an index to admission registers from 1774 to 1846. Over 126,000 records appear, providing transcripts of the information in the original manuscripts.

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Leicestershire & Rutland records online

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A big boost for those interested in families in the heart of England! Over 3.4 million records from parish registers, wills and marriage licences have been launched in the FindMyPast website. Each manuscript has been scanned and the names of the key parties for each event indexed.

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FamilySearch looks ahead

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FamilySearch is the world's largest free-of-charge family history website, with 5.57 billion searchable records.

A range of important improvements is planned for 2017, offering enhanced help for family historians.

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National Archives improvements

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Work has started to construct a versatile new events space at the National Archives at Kew. This involves some temporary disruption.

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