Two New Features for FreeREG and FreeCEN

Free UK Family tree is proud to announce two new options to help our customers.

FreeCEN (with free entry to top quality transcriptions of nineteenth century British censuses) and FreeREG (with top quality transcriptions of registrations of baptism, marriage and burials) now have “pleasant” everlasting URLs to their data.  

Data in FreeBMDwhich covers the civil registrations of start, marriage and demise in England and Wales has everlasting URLs which you can copy and paste from the “information” web page. 

For FreeREG and FreeCEN, the URL displayed within the handle bar of an in depth search outcomes web page will all the time take you again to that detailed search outcomes web page. There’s a snippet of data within the “pleasant” URL which is able to allow researchers to establish which URL belongs to which particular person’s report.

Snip of FreeCEN highlighting location of the address bar and URL

The second new function makes use of everlasting URLs: if you wish to cite a FreeCEN or FreeREG transcription in your loved ones tree/tutorial work or take a observe of a report of curiosity to return to it later, now you are able to do so utilizing the Quotation Generator button. That is situated on the far proper of the row of buttons after “Subsequent Dwelling” and “New Search” on FreeCEN, and subsequent to the “Export as JSON” button on FreeREG. Clicking there, you get a selection of which format of quotation you need to use. Because the generator makes use of the everlasting URLs, it means you’ll all the time have the ability to return to the report with out having to seek for it once more.

These new options have been delivered to you by our crew of volunteer builders, and within the case of the quotation generator, by Sudaraka Jayathilaka who developed this function as an intern working with us as a part of the Google Summer of Code programme. Google Summer time of Code is a world programme that brings pupil builders into open supply software program improvement. College students work with an open supply organisation on a 3 month programming venture throughout their break from faculty or college. Sudaraka has written about his expertise on his blog

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