UK Government Statement about the Modernisation of Civil Registration.

11:48PM GMT - Tuesday, 01 March 2005

Contributed by: Michael Bunting FSG

A FFHS-NEWS ITEM CONCERNING - The Modernisation of Civil Registration.

A Ministerial statement on the Modernisation of Civil Registration dated 1 March 2005 has been released today and been posted on the website of the General Register Office (GRO) at

Click on "Download Stephen Timms' Statement" to read the text which is in pdf format ( you will need to have Adobe Reader to do so).

Yesterday representatives of the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) attended a workshop, in Birmingham, to hear the GRO current plans and to listen to three companies who have been short-listed to deliver elements of the modernised system, referred to above.

The FFHS will release a fuller report once the minutes of the meeting have been endorsed as accurate.

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