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A-Z Names & Dates interface

Way back in 1960, whilst watching an episode of underwater mayhem, probably starring Lloyd Bridges, my father made a throwaway remark that every technological advance (in this case sub-aqua breathing kit) provided American TV with a new opportunity for a crime series.

In real life, even now, maybe there's not too much underwater crime (except that perpetrated by foreign trawlers), but the advent of the internet and the throw-away mobile phone has been subverted by criminals of every sort – from all eight corners of the globe – to defraud the naïver (supposedly richer) citizens of the West. Real crime, not just the TV variety.

I was originally persuaded that OrnaVerum should restrict date-of-birth details for those people who are very much still with us, in case such information is used for identity-theft. To this end, the publicly-available version of the A-Z Names & Dates file displayed only the year of birth for such fortunate individuals. This antiquated precaution is now of negligible importance, and the DOB information is displayed in full. Click here to view the unrestricted A-Z Names & Dates file.

In many cases the only way to settle an obscurity or ambiguity has been to obtain an appropriate BMD certificate from the General Register Office, and I eventually accumulated some 150 or so. These I have now scanned and catalogued. Please click here to view the A-Z BMD file.