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Re: ** POSTEMS on FreeBMD **
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 18 February 16 20:23 GMT (UK) »
I post identifiable strays I find in the newspapers.

Where somebody dies away from home, say in a car accident or drowned.  I add a note of where they were from and the newspaper/date to head them in the right direction.

Obviously not for the John Smiths of the world, they're not identifiable :)

I also note them as "Could be: ....."
Related to: Lots of people!
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Mostly Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, some Kent and Dorset.
 
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Re: ** POSTEMS on FreeBMD **
« Reply #28 on: Monday 07 March 16 19:18 GMT (UK) »
It would be great if more people used the postems.. I also add information extracted from other sources, particularly BMD announcements in newspapers and baptism and burial records, the source clearly labelled of course.
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Re: ** POSTEMS on FreeBMD **
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 13 April 16 21:53 BST (UK) »
Great tip. I added six certificates right away. Hope everyone does this! :)
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Re: ** POSTEMS on FreeBMD **
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 14 April 16 01:13 BST (UK) »
There's also an "unwanted Certs" board here in Rootschat - worth a look!

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/unwanted-birth-marriage-death-certs-a-to-g/

That's just one of them - there's another other two for the rest of the alphabet.

I've had a couple from there, but haven't actually thought of putting any in myself duh!!

Oh well, winters coming up - will add something soon.
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Re: ** POSTEMS on FreeBMD **
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 18 December 16 12:55 GMT (UK) »
I have just added 4x postems for the first time. Until recently I was unaware of this facility and I have built up a collection of unwanted certificates. So easy to do and so helpful for somebody researching that specific individual.

In my years of researching my family history I have met and had contact with many remarkable individuals who have assisted me along the way and this perhaps in some small way might go towards repaying that spirit of kind generosity.

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Re: ** POSTEMS on FreeBMD **
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 09 February 17 17:01 GMT (UK) »
Just thought I'd bump this up a bit as following the recent GRO trial of lower priced pdf's there must be much more information that can now be added to the Free BMD entries by using postems.

The certificates don't have to be for the wrong person and unwanted - you can post the info from a correct certificate too to assist others.  It takes no time at all to add and can be very useful.

Why not everybody try and complete at least a couple and more besides if you have the info.

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Re: ** POSTEMS on FreeBMD **
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 00:15 GMT (UK) »
Wouldn't it best to wait to see what freebmd's plans are? Maybe they have intentions to add all the maiden name entries as they are included for births post 1911?

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« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 00:33 GMT (UK) »
Melba, adding mothers’ maiden names requires access to the actual birth registrations. FreeBMD only has access to the index, and mothers’ maiden names are not given in the index until the 3rd quarter of 1911.

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Re: ** POSTEMS on FreeBMD **
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 00:50 GMT (UK) »
An example of a "Postem" on Free BMD. Posted by me a few months ago.

1882: Albert Edward Acheson married Rosetta Maria Marshall July/September 1882, Dublin South, Ireland
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Albert Edward Acheson married Rosetta Maria Marshall September Quarter 1883, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. Free BMD with Postem.