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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies to public authorities in England & Wales (there is equivalent legislation for Scotland). The solicitors will not be public bodies, so FoI will not apply to them. The only public body will be Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS). They will have discharged their normal obligations through publishing ...


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To locate living people in the U.S., I use a combination of the "U.S. Public Records", vol. 1 & 2, databases at Ancestry.com along with a couple of on-line name-and-address databases. U.S. Public Records generally covers a time-span from the early 1980s (or earlier) to the mid-1990s. Access requires an Ancestry.com subscription. U. S. Public Records ...


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I have discovered a deceased person in a modern electoral before. Errors happen, and in your case if you think other evidence points to it being the same person, it is probably the same person. According to The completeness and accuracy of electoral registers in Great Britain (March 2010), the number of deceased individuals in electoral registers is (in ...


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As no answer has yet been attempted, I will give the disappointing results of my efforts to find this information - but still live in hope that someone can come up with a better solution! The bottom line is that information about sub-district extent does not seem to be publically accessible. The Office for National Statistics provide a number of resources ...


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Wikipedia's list of online newspapers for Australia does not include the Illawarra Mercury, but it does point to a free site called the Ryerson Index, which provides a free searchable index of death notices and obituaries from 1803 to present. Using the Ryerson Index, I was able to find the following: Surname Given Names Notice Type Date Event Age ...


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Bear in mind that there is a legally-defined cut-off date for the Registers, which is, last I heard, 15th October. So anyone who dies after that date actually must appear in the register for "next" year. The register has an effective date of 1 December (again, last I heard), so has to be "published" before then. We get asked yearly if we still exist (as it ...


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I am not qualified or willing to give any legal advice but I found a website called TexasLawHelp.org that seems to describe the process: Adult Name Change Forms and Instructions in English and Spanish Read this step by step brochure if you are changing the name of an adult in Texas I very much like the idea of people adopting or being given names ...


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Another collaborative genealogy website, WikiTree has a Global Cemeteries Project that aims to help people find burial places. Just sign up; no charges for using the site. To build a tree there, we must use solid sources.


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