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Fredk Report 22 Mar 2013 20:00

When posting a reply are you allowed to post the original census document instead of the transcript .So far I have never seen it done


Potty Report 22 Mar 2013 20:35

Do you mean the census image, Fredk? Images can't be posted to the boards but they can be attached to a PM - probably have to be saved to your own computer first.


MarieCeleste Report 22 Mar 2013 21:00

The only way you could show an image would be to save it to a photo hosting service such as Imageshack and then post a link to the image.


Fredk Report 22 Mar 2013 21:52

Potty MarieCeleste
Thanks for your advice


KenSE Report 22 Mar 2013 22:23

I suppose you can put it in keepsafe and make it public. There might be some legal problems though.


DazedConfused Report 23 Mar 2013 10:24

KenSE, like the copyright of BMDs you can only post a picture of the section you have a query about.

But as you cannot post pictures to threads on here it's all down to whether you do a link to the 'piece' or ask people to take a look and come back with any help

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 23 Mar 2013 15:34

The following is a link to the guidance given for copying Birth, Death, Marriage and Civil Partnership Certificates. This informaton is on the National Archives website.

As far as I can tell there is no restriction as to the amount of the certificate you can post to the web.



DazedConfused Report 23 Mar 2013 20:01

ChrisinWessex - I think the copyright comes in depending on how and why you are showing it. Odd I know.

So you cannot show it for monetary gain, but can display on a website like Ancestry, its all rather bizarre.