Thursday, 26 December 2013

Good news from the English and Welsh GRO in 2014?

Peter Calver's latest Lost Cousins newsletter is now available at

Amongst this month's news is a small hint of some possible good news concerning the English and Welsh General Register Office, in response to a letter from Peter's local MP on the matter of access. The GRO in Southport is well behind its UK counterparts in Scotland and Northern Ireland in terms of online provision for its records, but "there may well be better news for us in 2014".

There has been a gap of a few weeks since Peter's last newsletter, as he is recovering from an illness contracted whilst on holiday, but despite the setback he's still pushing to get his Lost Cousins site's membership up to 100,000 from its current 94,000 - well worth a look at


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at

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