I take all Frank says but have a query.I submitted my BB years ago &
have done sufficiently well on some lines since to be able to submit a
BB for at least one of my (long deceased) grandparents.
Is this permissible?
20 August 2004.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Hardy" <frank(a)fchardy.freeserve.co.uk>
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 10:02 PM
Subject: [SoG] Birth Briefs
Basically the Society will accept all birth briefs, but we do need
know a few things and the guidelines are:
1. Who compiled the form, and is submitting it
2. Who is the subject of the form
3. A reason (not for publication) for any substantial blanks -
situation I can think of is with a child born to a single parent
may not know any details of their father's side of their
especially if this is a sensitive issue for the mother, or the
has died. Perhaps there is some foreign details where the records
known to be poor and the area is difficult to access.
4. The one reason we cannot accept for blanks is that you
yet done it, when we know that it is comparatively easy to get the
We will exercise discretion in what we publish in the Genealogists
Magazine, but all the birth briefs we get in on the current form (A3
size) will be bound, and the form allows for this. If you do not
it published in the GM, tell us, and we will just put it into the
volume when we have collected around 200 forms.
If in doubt send the form to Claire Bullen in the Library who is the
staff member who deals with the Birth Briefs. All I ask is that the
names are clearly legible as I am the poor soul who has to decipher
handwriting for the typesetting for that section of the Library
Accessions. We would sooner have a form than no form, but as a
we expect at least half the people to be completed fully, subject to
difficult areas that you have explained to us.
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