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U3a ukbmd

  1. 1. Where do you come from? UKBMD
  2. 2. CENSUSES CIVIL BMD RECORDS About 1840 PARISH RECORDS GENES REUNITED GENUKI , FHS, GOONS, ETC GOOGLE, ROOTSWEB and OTHER LISTS Ancestry.co.uk LDS 1881 Findmypast.com FreeBMD Ancestry Findmypast.com Local BMD sites LDS Microfiche LDS IGI / BVRI
  3. 3. Original and Derivative records <ul><li>An original genealogical record or source is one that is just that – original. It was not copied from another record, and is considered the most reliable. </li></ul><ul><li>A derivative source is one that was copied from another record. This might be by transcription by hand or machine, photocopies, microfilm, or abstracts. The more layers of copying between a derivative record and the original, the more potential for problems </li></ul><ul><li>Because every repetition or recopying of data is an opportunity for error, the closer the derivative is to the original the more reliable the data are likely to be </li></ul>
  4. 4. BMD records <ul><li>Basic concept: for research, it is better to look as close as possible to the primary sources of information </li></ul><ul><li>For BMD records, indexes are first kept at the local register office before they are sent for copying and compilation into the GRO indexes </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid possible transcription errors or inadvertent omissions </li></ul>
  5. 6. Balance <ul><li>Access to local register office indexes </li></ul><ul><li>cuts out some of the chances of transcription errors and omissions </li></ul><ul><li>GRO indexes are however essential in providing national coverage in times when our ancestors increasingly moved about the country </li></ul><ul><li>Use both </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>From just one county ten years ago, Cheshire, the UKBMD project now has nine regions of the country with Birth, Marriage and Death indexes online </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>This website project is the bringing together of work of volunteers from various family history societies, working closely with their local register offices </li></ul><ul><li>This website also provides over 1800 links to other BMD and census related websites </li></ul>
  8. 18. One Name Studies
  9. 20. British Abroad
  10. 21. Where do you come from? That’s all!

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