Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Vital records in England and Wales

About Us: Looking ahead - Digitisation of Vital Events:

"What is DoVE?

The General Register Office (GRO) is working in partnership with Siemens Business Services to scan, digitise images and data capture an index of all birth death and marriage records from 1837 to the present day. The project known as Digitisation of Vital Events (DoVE) will provide GRO with a modern system of registration information and help to streamline the certificate production process.

Record Definition for the project

For the purposes of digitisation the GRO records are categorised as follows:
Births Historic 1837 to 1934
Modern 1935 to 2006

Marriages Historic 1837 to 1945
Modern 1946 to 2006

Deaths Historic 1837 to 1957
Modern 1958 to 2006

Stillbirths Modern 1927 to 2006

What historical data is taken (captured) from these records?

* existing GRO Index Reference
* Mother’s maiden name on births from 1837
* age at death on deaths from 1837
* surname of other party to marriage on marriages from 1837

This is a significant improvement on current index data with the additional information available from 1837."

  • GRO expect that the majority of records that result in a certificate application will be digitised by mid 2008
  • a total of 779 sub blocks of historic births (approx 78 million records) and 408 sub blocks (approx 40 million records) of historic deaths each containing approximately 100,000 records have passed the ONS Quality Assurance checks
  • GRO anticipates that the digitisation of all records (over 259 million) will be completed by mid 2009

Streamlining Certificate Production

  • The Electronic Access to GRO Legacy Events (EAGLE) project aims to introduce a more efficient system of recording, tracking and fulfilling customer orders and to provide a database and image store
  • the records captured within the DoVE project will be stored on EAGLE
  • the roll out of this internal system is influenced by the amount of DoVE data available
  • the EAGLE database is scheduled to go-live in December 2007

======= AND TODAY:-

Registration Services - Certificate Ordering Service:

The General Register Office holds a central copy of all registrations for England and Wales. Local Register Offices also hold records of events registered in their area.

For recent events registered within the last 18 months, applications for certificates should be made to the Register Office in the district where the birth, death or marriage took place.

Ordering a certificate online.

- What you will need -

* One of the following valid credit or debit cards
* Full name and postal address
* An e-mail address
* Details of the registration event you are applying for - e.g. birth, death, marriage or adoption

If you are using the site for the first time you will need to complete the registration process. You will only need to go through this process the first time you use the system."

AND to get up to speed on Civil Registrtaion in England and Wales

site:www.genuki.org.uk civil registration


the best article is hidden under Lincolnshire :-)


# For more information about ordering Birth, Marriage or Death
Certificates from the GRO, visit them at Kew ??.

# Are you still confused about what is in each field on the
certificate? Then visit Barbara Dixon's "Registration Web Page" for
specific details.

a MUST read site


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