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Publishing BDMs and censuses

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Publishing BDMs and censuses

Posted: 9 Jul 2012 12:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
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Dear all,
Can anyone tell me if it is legal to publish birth, death, marriage certificates and censuses online?

I've bought censuses from and BDMs from the UK's General Registry Office (GRO) during my research for my family genealogy.

If I could, I would publish BDMs and censuses on my family blog ( as source evidence and to help other people researching the same family history. However, I haven't noticed other people publish documents online. It's far more common for genealogists/researchers to cite documents, etc. than publish them. (Of course, I'm aware that it would not be legal to publish any documents for living people).

Thanks to anyone who can clarify this for me.
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Saphrani 9 Jul 2012 6:34PM GMT 
Saphrani 11 Jul 2012 2:20PM GMT 
deeflint01 28 Nov 2013 12:41AM GMT 
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