The Federation of Family History Societies has announced that findmypast is about to launch one, fully searchable, World Collection of records.
Findmypast has been creating regional collections in Australia, Ireland and the US with the launch of a full set of American censuses. Now all the regional collections are to be brought together in one, fully searchable, World Collection. The NBI (National Burial Index) records and other society-contributed records in the ‘Parish Records Collection’ of the UK site, with further datasets to be added over the course of next three months will be available in the World Collection.
The World Collection will be showcased at the FGS Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, next week with a special findmypast day.
The Government has announced that it will issue a new type of Death Certificate in 2012.
Under common law it takes 7 years for presumption of death to be accepted where there is no body to be found. Now a certificate for presumed death will be available and will be equivalent to a death certificate in its legal power. It will simplify the processes and problems faced by families and help to deal with the array of legal and financial issues that need to be resolved when a person is missing and presumed dead, such as direct debits with a mobile phone company or access to bank accounts.
War Memorials in Bromley, Kent.
Bromley Local Studies Library and Archives has a downloadable (pdf) Document describing all the war memorials in Bromley. It can be found at War Memorials in Bromley Other downloadable leaflets can be found at Downloads