Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Sharing BMD information
The really useful free BMD site http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl to obtain the GRO reference for birth, marriage and death certificates has an often unknown free feature. “add a postem”
This is where individuals can “donate” and “view” information about a certificate. If everyone who purchased a certificate at £9.25 put the details on a postem it would be accessible to others. Of course most people would want to obtain the certificate but it would help fill in gaps on distant ancestors.
If you see an envelope next to the entry someone has added details which you can access. If you wish to post details:
This would help so many people in their research and also avoid the possibility of ordering the wrong certificate. If everyone filled these in for the certificates they held it would be an extremely cost effective way of conducting preliminary research for your family tree.
Family Tree Folk