Friday, 17 September 2010

FreeBMD Appoints Executive Director

The following press release was received via The Federation of Family History Societies..

FreeBMD is delighted to appoint Dr Nick Barratt as its new Executive Director, with a remit to drive the project forward and examine new ways of making an even greater contribution to the world of family history.
On his appointment, Dr Barratt said: 'This is a fantastic opportunity; I'm a long-standing admirer and user of the datasets and transcriptions that FreeBMD have been producing over the last ten years, and I look forward to making a contribution to the continued success of the project.'
Trustees Camilla von Massenbach and Ben Laurie commented: 'Due to the enormous efforts of thousands of transcribers, the FreeBMD database now contains about two hundred million unique BMD index entries and FreeREG and FreeCEN are significant online resources, all freely accessible on the Internet. The trustees wish now to build on this base and welcome Dr Barratt and his extensive expertise to join the team.’

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