I followed a tweet to this interesting ePetition about the possiblity of research copies of birth, marriage and death certificates.
I think this would be a good idea because sometimes the certificate is just being ordered for the data held within it and it seems like a lot of money just to get to this. But I would hope that you would still be able to order the "proper" certificates as it's always interesting to see exactly what was written down at the time and sometimes there are little notes that can provide further information.
What do you think? I've signed the ePetition would you?