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One of the peculiarities of the system of registration is that, although the local Registrars were responsible for the Registers themselves, the legal obligation to register births, deaths and marriages actually rested with the public, and was enforced with hefty fines. The classes of people required to carry out registration in each of the three categories is given in what follows, along with a detailed account of the information they were required to supply. It should be remembered that not all of this information is relevant to genealogical research.