• RG 43: General Register Office: Indexes to Miscellaneous Foreign Returns of Births, Marriages and Deaths. Indexes to the non-statutory registers and returns in RG 32 to RG 36, and to certain Army and Statutory registers retained by the Registrar-General.
• WO 42: War Office: Officers' Birth Certificates, Wills and Personal Papers. Certificates of birth, baptism, marriage and death, with wills, administrations, statements of services and personal papers of officers and their families, in cases where the officer died on service or on half pay and his widow applied for a pension, or application was made for a child's compassionate allowance.
Hugh Wallis' Site Offers additional search options using information from FamilySearch <www.familysearch.org> International Genealogical Index (IGI). It is designed to allow you to search within specific parishes (British Isles and North America) using IGI batch numbers which can refine your search very closely to individual parishes. This site allows you to select a county, then a parish and then a batch number for births/christenings or marriages. Enter a surname and the IGI results from the FamilySearch site are returned. A great way to locate all the children of a particular couple. It is also possible to do batch searches, if you know the batch number, directly from FamilySearch.
The Official Non-Parochial BMDs Service offers online searches of birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records from non parish sources (nonconformist). Includes records for Baptists, Congregationalist, Methodists, Presbyterians, Protestant Dissenters (Dr Williams Library), Quakers (Society of Friends), Russian Orthodox, Unitarians, Wesleyans and Independents. This site also includes records of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials of British subjects overseas and on board ships in the 19th and 20th centuries. A basic search is free with fees for advanced searching and to download images.
BritishOrigins Offers a free surname search and a range of subscriptions options. The birth, marriage and death collections include:
• Middlesex Baptisms Index 1538-1751
• Dorset Marriage Index 1538-1856
• Surrey Marriage Index 1500–1846
• Webb’s London Marriages 1538-1837
• York Marriage Bonds and Allegations Index 1613-1839
• Middlesex & City of London Burials 1538-1904
The Middlesex Marriages Index This index, by Sandy Coleman, lists 45,000+ Middlesex marriages (1563-1895).
The Joiner Marriage Index This site, by Paul Joiner, offers searches of 2,250,000+ marriage records from 27 counties' parish registers (1500s-1837). There is a free name search available with a fees to access search results and other information.
Coraweb Quick Sheet 006 Volume numbers used by the GRO for English and Welsh counties
CoraWeb Quick Sheet 007 UK & Ireland, New Zealand: Certificate costs and contacts
FreeBMD This ongoing project offers free access to the civil registration indexes for England and Wales (1837-1983). Currently 275+ million records are available plus access to scanned images of the original indexes. This great site is fully searchable and is regularly updated with new material.
Deceased Online A central database of statutory burial and cremation registers for the UK and Republic of Ireland. The free name search returns full names, date and place of burial or cremation. Fees apply to access register scans or transcripts, grave photographs and location maps. A lot of burial records for Scotland are available.
General Register Office Civil registration information for England and Wales. Certificates can be ordered online.
Genfindit An ordering service for Irish birth, death or marriage certificates (1837-2009). Ancestry.co.uk This commercial site offers searchable access to birth, marriage and death indexes for England and Wales (1837-2005, deaths to 2006). Currently 201+ birth, marriage and death databases are available for England and 26+ for Wales. These include numerous parish register collections and probate records. A variety of subscription options are available.
Findmypast.com Offers access birth, marriage and death indexes for England and Wales (1837-2006, marriages to 2005). There are indexes to births, marriages, deaths at sea from1854 and for the British overseas 1761-2002. Other indexes include parish registers from 1538, divorces, death duty registers, National Burial Index, and much more. A variety of pricing plans exist.
The Genealogist This commercial site offers access to birth, marriage and death indexes for England and Wales (1837-2005). They also offer access to wide variety of other records including the parish records from 43 counties across England and Scotland. A range of subscription options are available.
Dustydocs A 'web-linking site' for British baptism, marriage and burials records 1538 to 1900. The information is sourced from freely available church BMB records and validated user contributions. Searches can be conducted using family names and/or locations. Dustydocs categorises England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales into counties and towns to facilitate searches within specific locations. There is a section for the Channel Islands categoried by island - Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey and Sark.
UK BMD. Births, Marriages and Deaths on the Internet This site offers links to 2,481+ web sites that offer online transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses.
Multi-Region BMD Search Offers combined searching of the Bath, Berkshire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, North Wales, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire and Yorkshire databases. Use the main county sites (listed below) if you know the area you want to search as they offer more options.
North East BMD A gateway to the online BDM indexes for the north east of England including Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton on Tees, Hartlepool, Newcastle upon Tyne, County Durham and Darlington.
West Midlands BMD This site covers Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire and has online birth, marriage and death indexes from 1837. This ongoing project is adding new data as it becomes available.Bath & North East Somerset
Darlington Borough Council Offers online searching of the birth, death and marriage indexes from 1837.Gateshead Council Online birth, marriage and death indexes from 1837. This ongoing project is adding new data as it becomes available.
Barnsley Register Office and Barnsley Family History Society Online birth, death and marriage indexes from 1837.
Rotherham Council Online births and marriages indexes for the Borough of Rotherham from 1837.
Sheffield Register Office Birth, death and marriage indexes online.
Tees Valley Indexes Online birth, death and marriages records from 1837, held at Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Redcar & Cleveland register offices. The scope of the index varies depending on the area.Wales
Wrexham Council Marriage Index 1837-1997 This ongoing project, in conjunction with the Clwyd Family History Society, will also provide online indexes to Wrexham births and deaths 1837-1950.
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