Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Records Previously Only Viewable on Microfilm Just Released by UK National Archives

News from the UK National Archives:

"More than 600,000 records of births, baptisms, marriages and burials have been added to the searchable online service at BMDRegisters. These records were previously only viewable on microfilm as the RG 8 series.

Among the extensive collections you can find:

Maternity records from the British Lying-in Hospital, Holborn, 1749-1868

Registers of burials in the Victoria Park Cemetery, Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, Bethnal Green Protestant Dissenters Burying Ground and many more

The archive of the Russian Orthodox Church in London, 1721-1927: these records include births, marriages, deaths and conversions, as well as comprehensive general records on the day-to-day running of the church."

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