GRO Birth and Death Index Search, England and Wales

General Register Office – Historic Birth and Death index search: Births: 1837-1934 and 1982-2019 with mother’s maiden name 1837-1921 (previously only available from 1911) Deaths: 1837-1957 and 1984-2019 includes age at death from 1837 (previously only available from 1866) These…

Findmypast – Deaths At Sea, 1781-1968

These records detail those who died at sea aboard British-registered vessels 1781-1968. The records may reveal where your sea-faring relatives were born and where they died, the name of the ship, and their cause of death. This commercial site offers…

Find a Will

This free UK Government site has three indexes to wills:• Wills and Probates 1996 onwards. A search returns surname, first name, date of probate, probate number, date of death, document type and registry• Wills and Probates 1858-1996 (linked to images…

Findmypast – United Kingdom Records- Life Events (BMDs)

Findmypast is a commercial family history site offering access to a worldwide collection of records. There are free searches available but a subscription or Pay As You Go  is needed to access transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records.…

Ancestry.com – England – Birth, Marriage & Death collections

The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. Subscription options offer access to transcripts or digitised records. The collections include:• England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915  • England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005 • England & Wales,…

UK BMD. Births, Marriages, Deaths and Censuses on the Internet

This site offers links to 2,507+ web sites that offer online transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses. A wide range of other indexes and transcriptions are also available including parish records, wills and monumental inscriptions. Sites are available…

FreeBMD

FreeBMD is an ongoing project offering free access to the civil registration indexes for England and Wales 1837-1983. Currently 337+ million records are available plus access to scanned images of the original indexes. This great site is fully searchable and…

Findmypast – Special Collections – England and Wales

The special collections for England and Wales include:• British India Office Collection • The Canterbury Collection• The Cheshire Collection• The Devon Collection• The Hertfordshire Collection• The Lincolnshire Collection• The Manchester Collection• The Royal Archives Collection• The Shropshire Collection• The Staffordshire…