There is a campaign to get the Historic Birth, Marriage and Death
registers open to the public without having to purchase certificates.
This could be done by either transferring the centralised registers held
by the GRO to the National Archive or by transferring the registers held
by superintendent registrars to the County Record Offices.
In addition a number of commercial companies would be willing to
digitise the registers allowing them to be available online and also
available at the archives free of charge.
See *http://tinyurl.com/nnrr23j* for further details.
The government is amenable to opening data to the public, the Registrars
General have continually claimed to “be working towards this”.
For this campaign to work your support is necessary, please write or
email to your MP and ask them to support the campaign.
If you are a member of the Society of Genealogists or a Family History
Society, please contact them and ask them to support the campaign.
Also please talk to your friends, write to newspapers, forums, mailing
lists radio and TV, the more people that are aware of the campaign the
more chance of success.
Apathy will destroy any chance of success.
These registers are your heritage.
They are archived for your information
Please help to make it Easier and Cheaper to access them