Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

28/8/2007

Family trees online? They’re not even on paper

It was supposed to be the project that would drag one of the nation’s favourite hobbies into the 21st century.

More than 250 million records of births, marriages and deaths – a family history of Britain since 1837 – should have been freely available to search online by next May.

However, the multimillion-pound scheme has suffered the same curse as many Government IT projects. It is now running over a year late, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and “mid to late 2009” is the new best guess for when the online index will be available. for more click here

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