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A personal genealogy site set up by Duncan Weir as a result of his own research into his family history in the Somerset area. It has its own forums with users sharing information on local areas plus there are separate sections for local villages. Not all are populated yet but it's an interesting idea.


The GRO website has usually been a hard one to find, buried in the depths of the old Office for National Statistics site but it now stands proud with its own site aimed at making it easier and quicker for people to access certificates both old and new. There is a dedicated family history section, detailing how the GRO helps in providing certificates and how researchers can also access indexes locally.

There is a search facility to find local register offices but by far the most popular area of the site is online ordering. You will have to register first but the ordering process is plain and simple making obtaining certificates very easy indeed, so easy in fact that the

GRO: Home to birth, marriage and death registration, and host to online certificate ordering system

GRO does, at times, experience high levels of interest which can push its deliver times back to between 8 and 11 working days (standard certificate cost is £7). Nevertheless this is a good site with a handy FAQ section to help the first time visitor. This site must be bookmarked.

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