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Poppa John
19-07-2004, 05:47 PM
Does anyone know of a Births, Deaths & Marriages Free Site for Boston USA?. Similar to the FreeBDM of the UK?. Have tried Google & Jeeves to no avail. Thanks. PJ

TonyF
19-07-2004, 07:20 PM
Hello PJ. I think the only free one is LDS Family Search, but I guess you have already exhausted that one. You may have to go to
http://www.ci.boston.ma.us/registry/ and pay up !

Cheers Tony

TonyF
19-07-2004, 07:27 PM
Also have a look at http://resources.rootsweb.com/USA/MA/

Neil McC
19-07-2004, 08:39 PM
Hi PJ.Just registered with the General Register Office,England.Thanks for that FreeBMD site!Have found my Mother's grandparents and am trying to request a marriage cert,but can't seem to log in to the GRO.Perhaps I have to give them time to accept my registration details?
Just started using Legacy 5 Deluxe Family Tree instead of an older Family Tree Maker program,and love it.Well,looks like I'll try the GRo later!

JJJJJ
19-07-2004, 09:07 PM
Basicly you can assume that nothing from the USA is free. With the exception of LDS of course.
Jack

Neil McC
19-07-2004, 09:25 PM
Got in with cookies enabled.PJ,is there a similar site here in NZ?Thanks,Neil.

Poppa John
19-07-2004, 09:50 PM
Neil, not sure what you mean? Is that FreeBDM or an NZ GRO.?
What town are you in? PJ

TonyF
19-07-2004, 09:58 PM
Hello Neil. Look at
http://www.genealogy.org.nz/resources/researchnz.html

Neil McC
20-07-2004, 07:39 AM
Thanks Tony for that site,I'll have a read through tonight.PJ,I was thinking of the FreeBMD site,but I think Tony's given me a lead in for NZ.Have been communicating with a distant cousin,well not too distant when you see how the small communities back in the early 1900's in NZ married everyones brother or sister!!!And he's pointed out a few --am I allowed to say dark?--goings on.So have been altering the family tree lately,and need to find out who's who.

Poppa John
20-07-2004, 09:11 AM
Neil. I haven't done a lot of research in NZ. As far as I know there is NO FreeBDM NZ. You can go to anytown BDM for a local cert, If the records are still there & have not been transferred to wellington. Some towns just sent the lot, lock stock & barrel. Some copied it all first. (Found this out in Thames). Wellington is the main depository for BDM, Auckland also has a coutry wide copy of everythiing. The library, if big enough, may have NZ microfiche records for NZ. As will LDS, local genio Society, maybe. Good luck with your hunt. PJ

TonyF
20-07-2004, 10:37 AM
, local
> genio Society, maybe.
Definitely a good idea to join the local branch of the NZSG - plenty of help available and it may point you in the right direction for your search.
Good luck
Tony

Apteryx
20-07-2004, 10:19 PM
Wow! Just discovered another reason to visit PF1. A whole lot of genealogists.
If only Id discovered this site years ago.

TonyF
20-07-2004, 10:31 PM
> Wow! Just discovered another reason to visit PF1. A
> whole lot of genealogists.

A few, but there is a lively org of computer genealogists. Go to
http://www.gencom.org.nz/index.html.
I can discuss the merits of various genealogy software programs.
Cheers T

Apteryx
21-07-2004, 12:34 AM
Thanks Tony,
Ill subscribe sometime. I have managed to find most of that over 2 years trial and error but not without the help of dedicated websites like yours. I would never have started family research without all that online data.