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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Births, marriages and deaths records to go on the Internet

"The Office for National Statistics has announced that facilities to search indexes of births, marriages and deaths will start to be available on the Internet from early 2008. ONS intends to close its public search facility, currently located at the Family Records Centre in Islington, and instead to make indexes available at The National Archives in Kew. This will enable researchers to access records yet to be digitised in paper or microfiche format as well as making use of the wider opportunities offered by Kew for researching historic records. The relocation is expected to be complete by April 2008. The services currently provided by ONS in Islington will then cease"

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