New Zealand’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has launched of a new Web site that offers online access to New Zealand’s historical birth, death and marriage records. The historic data available for you to search is limited so that information relating to people who might still be alive, can be protected.
Genealogists reacted with anger on Friday after it emerged that a government website, which promised direct access to 250 million records of births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales from 1837 to the present day, had been delayed indefinitely following the failure of a Whitehall computer project.
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There is a rumour in the family that an ancestor was married at sea! How often have we heard this? Is it fact or fiction? Were marriages at sea permitted and, if so, where are records of them to be found? In this talk from The National Archives Podcast Series, Dr Christopher Watts examines the range of records, both at The National Archives and elsewhere, that help us trace such events.
This podcast from The National Archives Podcast Series provides an introduction to using the various sources for tracing records of births, marriages and deaths at the Family Records Centre and elsewhere. Ideal for beginners or those who want to refresh their knowledge of these crucial sources.