I am going to restate my problem. The England Birth and Death INDEX is online and does give the name of people born. But the INDEX does not show the date, and the year can also be wrong because since 1837 England has had a rule/law? that a birth must be registered within 42 days. The INDEX online shows births by Quarter and Year. My grandmother Minnie Wright was born on December 10, 1867. Her birth was registered by her mother on January 21, 1868. Thus she was born in 1867 and registered in 1868. I have paid for her birth registration from Bradford, England. How do I add that document to the sources?
This short answer is that you should not. Please see this recent thread discussing the matter. https://community.familysearch.org/en/discussion/142170/document-images-in-memories And the specific instance, regarding records purchased from the GRO:
This also applies to buying a record from an archive and uploading it here, such as certificates ordered from the GRO website. You are welcome to create a source or a memory with the transcription and a note that you hold a copy .
As far as copies of certificates for events that took place in Great Britain, the National Archives guide appears to contradict this and give the go-ahead for England & Wales and Scotland certificates to be posted online. Note, however, that thse should only relate to deceased individuals.
I knew I had read this article previously, but could not locate it when the question last arose, but - on that occasion - specifically in relation to Scotland "extracts".
Here is the key paragraph, followed by the link to the National Archives article:
If FamilySearch says the records should not be posted on FamilySearch, I would want clarification from FamilySearch before I posted the certificate on FamilySearch.
@Áine Ní Donnghaile
The problem is that I can't find anywhere on the FamilySearch website that specifically does advise such records should not be published there. https://www.familysearch.org/legal/familysearch-upload-guidelines-and-policies certainly does not state this.
No, that guide sheet does not specifically state it, but after the question arose, @Maile L took on the task of getting the official FamilySearch position and posted it in the thread I linked above.
Yes, I saw that and your response was:
"Thanks for checking on that @Maile L
Do you think you could arrange to have that in Announcements or somewhere we could access easily when we need to refer someone to the information?"
Until such guidance becomes available (in the form of an amended Help article, or otherwise) I think users will feel free to continue uploading these items - in a knowledge that neither they, nor FamilySearch, could get into any trouble until such a time that the National Archives has amended its guidelines - produced, as they advise, after consultation with the relevant U.K. bodies:
Let me stress that I am not advocating that users do continue to add such images (there must be many thousands that are already uploaded to Memories sections) - merely that unequivocal, official advice must be published on the subject. Presumably any such statement / amended guidance would have to be cleared through FamilySearch's Legal team before being published on the website.
Yes, many users upload all sorts of things without any thought as to whether it might be advisable or permitted. I often see my work lifted from various other sites and posted in FamilySearch memories without permission or even attribution.
I'm still hoping for that announcement or amended guidelines. Until that time, I choose to err on the side of caution.
Let me pass on Paul's info for consideration. I will let you know what I hear.