During the past few months, almost 80,000 orders have been placed for cut-price birth and death records for England & Wales. Instead of paying £9.25 for a certificate, the same information is available as a PDF for only £6.00. This pilot service has been extended, so it is not too late to place your order. You can find further details, including the periods covered, at the General Register Office site.
Over 613,000 records of baptisms in Wiltshire have recently been added to the FindMyPast site.
Congratulations to the members of Wiltshire Family History Society, who have made this possible. If your forebears come from the Wiltshire area, do visit their website and discover more about what this very active society has to offer.
Brompton Burials Online
Brompton Cemetery in west London opened in 1840 and has taken in a substantial proportion of those who have died in the area since.
FindMyPast has recently launched scanned and indexed images of more than 645,000 of the original cemetery records. The number of unique individuals covered is around 205,000 as most appear in two separate records.
18 Writing Tips for 2018
Many of us are better at harvesting information from records than writing up memories and stories to share with others now and after we have gone. This does not have to be so.
FamilySearch Blog unfolds a host of ideas for creating the sort of accounts that people will look forward to hearing - some for the moment and some for permanent preservation.
Chester & Crewe history centres
Sites at Chester and Crewe have been reserved for new history centres to house the local Archives and Local Studies service. Do read the "Relocation Special Edition" report for more about the plans and how you can take part in the consultation process.