UK Government Statement about the Modernisation of Civil Registration.

11:48PM UTC - 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
http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/aboutus/lookingahead/Latest_news.asp

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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