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Searching Is Now Nightmare!!!

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Sandra

Sandra Report 29 Aug 2012 19:42

Why have they changed the way we can Search for BDM. I need to search by town not county its taking absolutely ages to go through all the thousands of names and the birth cross reference with mothers maiden name doesnt even work.... so frustrated i could actually cry.

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 29 Aug 2012 20:14

Sandra, I just tried searching with mothers maiden name and it does work for me,

Roy

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 29 Aug 2012 20:16

I just use FreeBMD

Their search engine is easy to use and you can set your own criteria.

Same with Ancestry.

Sandra

Sandra Report 29 Aug 2012 20:23

Frree BDM doesnt go past the 40 s in most cases and ive just used myself as an example put my surname in and my mothers maiden name and came out with over a thousand possibilities and my surname is not a popular one. Im giving in after 6 years with GR im gonna look else where.

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 29 Aug 2012 20:42

freebmd goes up to 1960 for some names see

births http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/progressB.shtml

marriages http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/progressM.shtml

deaths http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/progressD.shtml

Roy

Margaret

Margaret Report 30 Aug 2012 13:35

Sandra

I am a transcriber for FreeBMD - I'm currently adding 1960 marriages, September quarter but have access to other records still to be transcribed. If it's any help, send me the details and I'll try to find the records you're looking for.

Maggie

Sandra

Sandra Report 30 Aug 2012 14:35

Thanks for all your comment. but another point is im paying platinum membersjip for a service that was fantastic before and now doent work at all. Very disappointed with GR. Ive been doing my tree for 6 years and just plodding on with bits of research but spending most my time in last few days having to trawl through thousands of names to find the one im looking for because its now counties instead of towns.

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 30 Aug 2012 15:48

Sandra, You get the tree for free whether you are a paying member or not, your subs are for other services such as messaging and posting on the boards plus records

Roy

InspectorGreenPen

InspectorGreenPen Report 30 Aug 2012 18:05

Free BMD is also updated from info provided by other genealogists around the globe, not just 'regular' transcribers.

For example, if you search the name Baggott, one of William the Conquerors sidemen, you will find records as recent as 1983.