(PRWEB) November 22, 2004
BMD-Certificates.co.uk has seen a significant increase in interest in its certified birth, marriage and death certificates since the BBCÂs family history programme ÂWho Do You Think You Are?Â
The website, which offers a specialized service to search for and supply copy certified and official UK birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates, said that interest in their England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales services grew sharply after each episode had been screened.
Genealogy is the third most popular activity on the internet, but many people have been deterred by not knowing where to begin tracing their family history. Shows such as ÂWho do you think you are?Â and specialist BMD document suppliers help to simplify the genealogical process.
ÂWe find that people want to document their ancestry, but often simply do not have the time to spend hours searching themselves,Â said John Walsh of BMD-Certificates. ÂWe also find that they are reassured that a professional service will be acting on their behalf.Â
ÂAnd even if they donÂt have complete information, only a year and a surname, we can often still find that vital document for themÂ
In addition to visitors from Britain, the site is also hugely popular overseas, with customers having come from Anguilla, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote dÂIvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yugoslavia and Zimbabwe.
John Walsh welcomed these visitors, saying that BMD-Certificates.co.uk has airmail delivery as standard for all overseas customers. ÂMany of these visitors are ex-pats, requesting certificates through our express service to fulfill a visa or passport requirement.Â
ÂBut many are also searching for their family history and to find the path that lead them to the corner of the globe in which they now reside.Â
ÂItÂs often easier for people overseas to order via a website, as they are physically unable to search see the records themselves by physically visiting the registry offices and seeing the statutory registers.Â
ÂWe never forget that each certificate was an individual who had their own story. And by helping to reveal their story, we might start to understand our own. That is what our service always aims to achieve.Â
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