Monthly archive for November 2011

Bring Out Your Dead! UK Out of Cemetery Space?

Burial Plot Shortage in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland? New evidence suggests that the United Kingdom may soon face a nasty problem: lack of space to bury dead bodies in. As reported by The Cemetery Research Group at The University of York, it appears that all […]

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UK Statistics

Records for Births, Deaths, Marriages, Divorces, Adoptions, Immigration and More Maybe you are interested in finding public records in the UK of a different nature. The official UK statistics site has all kinds of public information such as economic information and social information. They have resources for […]

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The UK CRB (Criminal Records Bureau)

Find the public records you need to stay safe from crime Another way of finding public records in the UK is to go to the Criminal Records Bureau, or CRB. Gaining information through this resource is a bit more in depth. Application must be made to access […]

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About the UK General Register Office (GRO)

UK Public Records Found in the General Register Office (GRO) In the United Kingdom, the General Register Office, or GRO stores and organizes vital records. These vital records such as birth records, death records, marriage records, and divorce records compromise part of the public record. There is […]

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UK Birth, Death, Adoption, Marriage and Divorce Records to be Digitized

News: UK Identity and Passport Service (IPS) Also Online UK Public Records including birth records, death records, marriage records and divorce records are in the process of being being fully digitized to they will be available to the public online. The plan to digitize records was revealed […]

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News- UK Online Public Records of Medieval Nottinghamshire

Public records go back very far into history in the UK.  So much so that The National Archives, the Nottinghamshire County Council Archives Team and the University of Nottinghamshire has published the manorial records of Nottinghamshire dating back to medieval times online. The BBC reports that these […]

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News- About the Public Records (Scotland) Bill

Scotland is at the forefront of protecting public records in the UK.  Earlier this year, it announced that the Public Records (Scotland) Bill aims to protect and organize public records for the future. The Shaw Report of 2007, aka the Historical Abuse Systemic Review found due to […]

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News- How to Find Someone: Never Give Up Hope

A mysterious photograph.  A lost past.  A family mystery. Lisa Rickett reports in The Guardian that modern technology has helped her identify a couple in an old family photograph as her paternal grandparents.  Her family history was lost as no one was alive to identify the people […]

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News- UK National Archives Pairs with BBC to Present Domesday Reloaded

UK Public records need to be preserved so everyone has access to information, as the recent public records project Domesday Reloaded proves. In 1986, the BBC Domesday Project was launched.  It was intended to act as archive of people’s everyday lives.  It was supposed to mark the […]

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Why Death Records are Important for Genealogy

Death records can help you trace your ancestry back through the generations.  Death certificates usually show similar information to a birth certificate, but also have additional details about someone’s life.  Death records list the date, place, and cause of death. Death records often also show the day […]

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