Tuesday, July 01, 2008

FreeBMD Home Page

FreeBMD Home Page: "FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers). To search the records that have so far been transcribed by FreeBMD click on the Search button below.
The recording of births, marriages and deaths was started in 1837 and is one of the most significant resources for genealogical research. The transcribing of the records is carried out by teams of dedicated volunteers and contains index information for the period 1837-1983.

PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE NOT YET TRANSCRIBED THE WHOLE INDEX. A breakdown by event and year can be viewed here

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In order to improve the service that FreeBMD provides, work is in progress to install additional hardware."

four servers now and Dave Mayall wrote:-
2 GHz dual core AMD-64 with 16G of RAM

2.5TB of hard disk space, as a RAID-5 array on 6xx 460 GB SATA disks
on a 3-ware 9000 series raid controller, supporting 100 MB/s data


FreeBSD 7.0

All in a 2U box.

We have 4 of these machines, which will shortly be supplemented by 5
machines from the old site (2 machines from the old site will be taken
out of service for much needed remedial work)


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