FreeBMD Bouquets

It's a wonderful resource that I have used for years and it continues to get better and better. All those even vaguely related to the project need huge congrats
  From Kerry Farmer, Australia

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Having used FreeBMD for several years, I thought it was about time I let you know how much all your hard work is appreciated - & the recent addition of extra servers has speeded things up markedly. Keep up the great work.
All the best,
  Jean, New Zealand

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Thank you so much for all the hard work ,never has one query turned out wrong and you have helped me enormously.
Thank you again,
  Yours Kendal Hunt

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Fantastic site guys well done, as soon as I get some time I will join as a volunteer and put something back to a great website that has helped so much with my family history searches. Well done again.
Thanks
  Allyson Reid-Montgomery

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Dear Friends,
I have been using Free BMD for years and cannot tell you how useful is has been for me. I live 100km from Melbourne and access to records can be a little bit problematic, and even then the nature of my search (which previously involved tedious trawling through microfiche) meant that I was faced with a lot of work. So I extend my thanks and admiration to those of you who had the crazy idea of undertaking this task, and the many people who have helped with indexing. Much appreciated.
   Ray Brindle, Central Victoria, Australia

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Hi FreeBMD~ Just wanted to say thank you for all the time and effort that you folks have put into this endeavor. I have found information here that is missing from Ancestry.com; you really compliment the information they have available, filling important holes! You're getting better all the time! Don't ever go away---please!
  Dave Haskell, Ohio - USA

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I would like to express my thanks to the many transcribers and administrators of Free BMD. Your selflessness and dedication in doing what must be untold hours of excrutiatingly tedious work is of such tremendous value to those of us overseas, in particular, who rely on your efforts. In particular, I would like to thank Steve Gill (births, Mar 1897) and Carol Duncan (deaths Dec 1897) whose work allowed me to discover an unknown sister of my grandfather, whose brief life was never mentioned by him, if indeed he knew of it, and completely unknown by my own and my mother's generation.
  Glynis Maxwell,Canada

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Good morning/afternoon! I would just like to say how good it is to have these sites available! For someone so far away from the UK - it's great to be able to access these records. I can't always get to the local Mormon Church, book a machine, at a convenient time, etc. etc. and these sites have been a great help. If I lived in the UK I would be putting up my hand to help! If only ALL my rellies were listed! Thank you all for you time in providing this service to us Aussies! (and everyone else of course!) Regards
  J Potter

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"Just want to thank you and your transcribers for helping us on a giant step forward (or is it backward?!) in our research. In the last week, like a miracle up came our long-lost great-grandparents (on two branches, one paternal, one maternal).
Thank you all - keep up the good work!!
  Janice Jones - Winnipeg, Canada"

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"On Saturday I tried again to trace my father, and lo and behold Births Mar 1898, GROVES Arthur Thomas, Sherborne 5a, 320, woode appeared. After more rejection slips than any failed author, I am now looking at his birth certificate. Now I can really start to delve.
Many thanks, from a very satisfied customer.
  Don"

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Suzanne...
marriages June 1869. Thanks for the transcribing you have done. One of the records you have transcribed has helped me in my research.
  Cheers.   Steve, London.

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Dear Derick...
Thank you for your efforts with BMD Free. You have helped me to find a long lost ancestor.
I appreciate your special efforts.
   Terry Hampton USA.

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Thank you...
I just wish I could hug the person who found and posted my great grandparents marriage info..I had been looking for them for years..I was able to order their certificate..and many others..The GRO and I have become great friends...They have my money and I have copies of the certificates that I have ordered...This sight it wonderful...It is a shame that Canada and the US does not have this...too...I will try to get with the program after the new year.
Thanks for all you and the others have done thus far..
  Cretia Olsen..again..

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Thanks everyone...
I would like to say a big thank you to all fellow transcribers and everyone involved in the running of FreeBMD. I have just searched for my great grandparents and found both entries straight away, so I can now order a marriage certificate.
Well done everyone!
  Jacqui Hall

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The following message was sent to the Liverpool genealogy list:

Hi All...
It had been a good while since I went on the FreeBMD site. I am so pleased to have managed to locate 3 marriages on there including my elusive Thomas John LEE!!, Elizabeth BOND, and Alexander ROSS now just need to obtain the certificates!!
Would recommend anyone who hasn't been on there for a while to have a look.
  A very pleased Jayne in the Midlands

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ltbradley wrote to the Kent list in Aug 2002:

"I successfully used FreeBmd this evening, I am in the USA and awake...FreeBMD gets better and better..."
  Lawrence P. H. Bradley, Tacoma, WA, USA

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I used the search facility in an idle moment and was surprised that two very elusive marriages I have spent good money on trying to find came up. Through FreeBMD I have found about 40% of the BMD records of my family.
  Steve Gaunt 8 Aug 2002.

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Dear People...
I wanted to find my Grandfather and Grandmother on your Free BMD, all I had was their names and no dates at all, although I knew the area was Birmingham, and within 5 minutes up he popped on your website, I have now purchased their marriage certificate following your very helpful instructions, I now know so much more about them, and look forward to finding other members of the family, can't thank you enough. kindest regards and success to you all.
  Mrs Phyl Robinson.

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With the new update we have found the very elusive birth registry for my husband`s mother...I was checking to see my own transcribed records that had been uploaded to the site and Lo and Behold there she was ( not one of mine but one of someone`s !!! SEPT. 1898 WILSON, DOROTHY SARAH S. WILSON, KENSINGTON 1A...137

We know she was actually born in Holborn but upon checking discovered that Kensington was the actual Registry District at the time....so great work everybody...when you actually find one that you yourself have been looking for, the job we do becomes that much more real......
  Jean Norley,   Scan2 597

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I recently used FreeBMD to trace a relation and their family unit which seems to be missing from the 1901 Census. Thankfully I could give enough information to the local registrar for him to confirm the family details. No wonder your popularity is growing at a faster rate than the number of records!
  John Dyson, Sheffield

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I have just visited your web site again after a break of a couple of months, and you have made huge progess in improving the records. Today I have found 3 marriages and one birth that had previously eluded me, despite extensive manual and online searching.
Many thanks for providing this extremely valuable resource.
  Ceri Wiggin

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What you are doing for genealogy is beyond complimenting. This effort is also beyond superlatives.
If I may say a humble "Thank you all!"
My regards,
  David Knowles

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I would like to tell you just how much help your site has been to me. Living in Australia it is very expensive as well as difficult to get information on my ancestors. However, with the help of FreeBMD I have found a great deal of information that has enabled me to go further.
Keep up tjhe good work.
Thanks again,
  Joan Jennings, Australia

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Hello All...
How wonderful to have returned from vacation and checked to see what was going on and low and behold found 3 of my unable to locate births and marriages. It just makes me tingle...
I am a transcriber and have been slow but these latest finds have built a large fire under me. The births I have been transcribing are now going to fly like the wind to the site.
Thanks again for this wonderful site - what a great idea and huge bouquets to the people who started same and continue to manage it so beautifully.
  Barbara in Canada

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THANK YOU!
The information you provided knocked down a 4 year old brick wall I have been trying to scale. Without having to spend hundreds of hours and a small fortune searching each district and town/parish, I found my gggrandparents from Cornwall, England.
Thank you again,
  Colleen Horne

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Dear FreeBMD
Thank you for solving not only one, but with the latest additions, two of my intractable problems - and they were both many miles away from where I expected them to be.
Many thanks for saving me hours of fruitless search.
  Jill Harvey

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Dear Free BMD
I think the new look search page is excellent. And the speed you are getting stuff up now is nothing short of miraculous. Well perhaps miraculous is a bit of an exaggeration but the whole project is fantastic.
  Regards - Ann

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I have been attempting to research my family tree for a few years now, but due to lack of information I could not trace my natural grandfather. A BIG THANK YOU as thanks to your excellent site I now have many excellent leads. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK IT IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED
  Mr Herald.

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I just wanted to say thank you to you and your transcribers. You are doing a wonderful job and I think you deserve lots of praise for your efforts.

Its so kind of people to give up their free time to help. I only wish I didn`t have quite so much work to do at Uni otherwise I`d be joining in. Hopefully the project will go on for quite some time and I`ll be able to give back something to the project which has given so much to me already.
all the best
  Sarah MacLean, Cambridge, UK



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