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TV programme Long Lost Families
« on: Monday 30 May 22 16:12 BST (UK) »

On the TV programme, Long Lost Families, Nicky Campbel is seen looking at Birth and Death certificates via computer.  Where can these be viewed, is the place open to the public?

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Re: TV programme Long Lost Families
« Reply #1 on: Monday 30 May 22 17:37 BST (UK) »
Nicky may be looking at a film of parish records (baptisms/burials)  By law we (and this includes Nicky) are not allowed to peruse civil birth, marriage and death certificates.

Hope this helps.

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Re: TV programme Long Lost Families
« Reply #2 on: Monday 30 May 22 18:55 BST (UK) »
Hi
Just out of interest:
If FreeBMD (for example)set up a another site, maybe Freebmd-Certificates, and people could upload scans of their "purchased" certificates, would that be against the law too?
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Re: TV programme Long Lost Families
« Reply #3 on: Monday 30 May 22 22:54 BST (UK) »

What about records at Scotlands People?
They can be accessed online.

Andrew
Bradley,Co.Derry
Shevlin
Doherty/Kearney,Donegal


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Re: TV programme Long Lost Families
« Reply #4 on: Monday 30 May 22 23:02 BST (UK) »
 Thanks for your replies.

 It certainly looked like the birth/death certs. that he was looking at.

I do remember a couple of months ago when a programme was shown about the man who faked his own death he was shown looking at death certs of someone that he could 'adopt'.

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Re: TV programme Long Lost Families
« Reply #5 on: Monday 30 May 22 23:36 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Yeah I saw that programme too and thought at the time 'nope' that just can't happen - pure fiction there.

And, yes, you can purchase certs online via Scotland's People however I don't know the exact dates they allow.  You can also see certain b/m/d's online for the Irish but again off the top of my head I don't know the date parameters. There will be different rules for the Scots & the Irish vs England.

I think it's to do with privacy rules but I really don't know.  I'm hoping someone on here will be able to offer up the reason!

Nicky quite possibly was looking at a film of parish marriages which are exactly the same as if you are purchasing one. But it couldn't have been births or death certs, as I say it may have been a parish register of baptisms or burials.

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Re: TV programme Long Lost Families
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 31 May 22 00:23 BST (UK) »
Born to a Protestant from Dublin and an Irish Republican from Belfast.

As an unmarried woman the mother travelled from Ireland to Edinburgh to put Nicky up for adoption.

I would imagine he was looking at Irish records.

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Re: TV programme Long Lost Families
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 31 May 22 08:55 BST (UK) »
Hi Debra

I think the images that the original poster is talking about are just generic scenes of Nicky looking 'high and low' and 'leaving no stone 'unturned' in order to 'assist' with the search for the current subject's search....  It isn't about him searching for any records to do with him.

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Re: TV programme Long Lost Families
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 31 May 22 08:59 BST (UK) »
Perhaps they were just scans of the certificates that had been put on the computer for the benefit of the programme.  Maybe to reduce the handling of paperwork because of Covid.  :-\
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