Friday, 3 January 2020

English and Welsh GRO grants permission to use FreeBMD screengrabs

A recent press release I forgot to post in the Christmas rush! From Free UK Genealogy:

Exciting news from Free UK Genealogy CIO, an umbrella organisation for FreeBMD, FreeREG and FreeCEN.

Good news for those who want to share their family history discoveries online. The GRO has permitted users of FreeBMD to take screenshots of entries and share them online.

FreeBMD is one of a suite of free to use, forever, family history database - users are already free to share screenshots of FreeCEN (nineteenth-century censuses) and FreeREG (registers of baptism, marriage and burial from the Church of England and other bodies).

Pat Reynolds, Executive Director of Free UK Genealogy said “Personally, I love being able to share family history discoveries with my family on social media - I’m delighted I can now do this for the civil registration data we hold on FreeBMD”.

Free UK Genealogy is a registered charity, where thousands of volunteers - transcribers, developers and others - make historic documents freely accessible to all on its websites,, and

(With thank to Denise Colbert, Engagement Coordinator at Free UK Genealogy at Free UK Genealogy)


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