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  • jreakes
    tHIS CAME FROM THE BUCKS LIST WHICH WAS PASED TO ME. Subject: [BKM] IMPORTANT - NEW UK REGISTRATION PROPOSALS ... on the ... Paper. ... proposals ... for ...
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 24, 2002
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      tHIS CAME FROM THE BUCKS LIST WHICH WAS PASED TO ME.
      Subject: [BKM] IMPORTANT - NEW UK REGISTRATION PROPOSALS
      >
      >
      > > Overseas listers may not be aware that there was a consultation
      on the
      > > future of the Registration Service in England & Wales.
      > > I would urge EVERY lister to read this and down load the White
      Paper.
      > > The result has now been published as a White Paper containing
      proposals
      > for
      > > changes.
      > > These may be downoaded as a PDF file from
      > > http://www.official-documents.co.uk/document/cm53/5355/cm5355.htm
      > > Some may have seen news stories about the wider choice of venues
      for
      > > marriage.
      > > The crucial proposals affecting Genealogists and Family Historians
      are
      in
      > > chapter 6
      > > Registers relating to persons over 100 years old to be treated as
      > historical
      > > records, open access by the public, probably in digitised form. So
      far,
      so
      > > good [apart from the 1901 debacle!],
      > > Suggestions that more information should be included on
      certificates has
      > > been accepted BUT BUT BUT
      > > Registers relating to persons under 100 years - no more
      certificates in
      > the
      > > traditional form - only perhaps short certificates with current
      names
      and
      > > date of event - no addresses or occupations - out of respect for
      personal
      > > privacy. Fulll certificates available to subjects of the
      certificate, or
      > for
      > > legal evidence only.
      > > Precise;ly what info would remain in the public domain is set out
      in
      Annex
      > C
      > > on page 55.
      > > But, little need for these, as (out of respect for privacy
      ?!?!?!?!?!?!**!
      > > passport, DVLA and other government deppartment will have full
      access to
      > the
      > > electronic BMD info on the living.
      > > Incidentally the House of Commons threw out an ID card Bill
      tonight -
      but
      > > this sounds like Big Brother by the Back Door, especially as
      schools are
      > now
      > > having to send to central govt. details on every pupil.
      > >
      > > Comments can be sent to your MP if you live un the UK, or to Ruth
      Kelly,
      > > Minister for the Office of National Statistics if you live abroad.
      > >
      > > Cheers
      > >
      > > John Henley
      > > (still catching up on masses of emails )
      > > using Archive CDs - see http://www.archivecdbooks.org
      > > and researching (and not finding much time for - but always very
      glad to
      > > hear of any)
      > > HENLEY, PARKER, PRENTICE, SECKER, RAPER, DURDEN
      > > [IN London/Middx./Essex/Suffolk]
      > > ROLFE, (O)RAFFERTY, EVANS, PARSONS, SYMONDS [IN
      Berks/Hants/Wilts]
      > > HILL [IN Staffs/Cambs/Berks]
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      > > We warmly welcome new subscribers, whether you are experienced
      > genealogists or 'newbies'. We suggest you visit the Buckinghamshire
      pages
      > on the GENUKI website where there is a wealth of information.
      > >
      > >
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