Is there a template option to create URLs from FreeBMD records?

+1 vote

FreeBMD creates a nicely formatted link for sources that looks like this

{{Cite web|url=|title=Index entry|accessdate=10 August 2020|work=FreeBMD|publisher=ONS}}

The provide 2 options for their records

1. The link format above

2. a URl that often breaks, possible related to the scan=1 appended to the end. I typically add when I last accessed the URL to the end of my URL, but with the format they provide, when a user clicks on my link it returns an error message. This is an example of a URL that I have in a profile

[ accessed 8 Aug 2020]

But when I click on the link it directs to


Their 2nd option {{Cite web|url=|title=Index entry|accessdate=10 August 2020|work=FreeBMD|publisher=ONS}} has so much information already included that it would be great if we could leverage the work they've already done, and just cut & past it into our profiles. 

If this is as "clear as mud" please let me know and I'll try to do a better job of explaining. 



I'd love to be able to copy and use it to add a profile. 

in WikiTree Help by Loralee Hutton G2G6 (9.7k points)
Maybe you want to tag your question with templates

2 Answers

+2 votes
Since all that FreeBMD displays are GRO references, why not use that information (I think maybe there's an app which creates this), i.e.

England & Wales birth registration: Sculcoates [district], Volume 5b, Page 123, September quarter 1902, mother's maiden name BRIGGS [accessed via FreeBMD, 21 June 2020]
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
0 votes

FreeCEN and FreeREG already offer the option to create citations in Evidence Explained format. I'm pretty sure that it won't take too much longer before FreeBMD does the same.

by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (444k points)

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