12 Months of Finding Ancestors: Free BMD Postems
- Mike of Genealogy Gazette <http://genealogygazette.blogspot.com/> mentioned
a little known and under-used resource for genealogists on his Twitter feed.
I checked it out and realized he's right - it's a gold mine for genealogists
that is overlooked for the most part!
Those of us with English ancestry no doubt know of Free
This is the volunteer based website where you can search indexes to find the
GRO <http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/search/label/GRO>reference for
birth, marriage and death certificates. It's invaluable. I use it
frequently. But I never realized there is a little feature called
Postems allow visitors to add information to an index entry once found. So a
genealogist could find an entry for an ancestor, send for the certificate
and then enter some of the details on the Postem for that index entry. Mike
pointed out that if more genealogists filled these out we could all benefit.
Of course we have to avoid posting copyright material so I personally would
not copy and submit the actual certificate word for word. But there's no
reason a summary could not be submitted - for a birth registration you could
simply submit the parents' names.
Continue reading.... at http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/
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12/24/2010 06:57:00 AM
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