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Guidelines concerning Parish Records & Memorials in Burial Grounds

Arising from some recent situations involving copying and/or publication of parish registers and other records held locally, the Library and Archives Committee has been prompted to issue the following Guidelines.

These are designed to:–

  1. Assist members of the clergy and select vestries with the care and custody of records held in parishes;
  2. Raise awareness about the legal restrictions in place concerning copyright in the text of parish records and in inscriptions on memorials, with particular reference to publishing such data on the internet or in printed formats.

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