Birth, Deaths & Marriages World
BELGIUM - DATABASE DEEDS WEST FLANDERS
The Bruges National Archives volunteer project contains a large database of family history related materials including births, deaths, marriages, census and other related materials from West Flanders made available to family researchers.
CANADA - BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES
The database contains around 36,000 references to family events from a few listed Canadian Church registers. The database entries are in the original language of those records and some of the documents are difficult to read, therefore some information may be incorrect or incomplete.
CANADA - BRITISH COLUMBIA ARCHIVES - BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES
Search the database for Births (1854-1903), Marriages (1872-1938), Colonial Marriages (1859-1872), Deaths (1872-1993), Baptisms (1836-1888) and All Genealogy Indexes in British Columbia.
ENGLAND - BENELUX BDM EXCHANGE
The goal of the Benelux Births or baptism, Deaths and Marriages Exchange is to provide to genealogists a free resource for sharing information about details contained on birth or baptismal, death and marriage certificates registered in Benelux. The website also have links to Australia, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, UK, USA and other countries BDM exchanges.
ENGLAND - BERKSHIRE BDM
Search the Bershire BDM for the birth, deaths and marriage records for a particular surname, plus optional forename(s) or initial(s), for the chosen year ranges. Application forms for certificates are created by clicking the reference number of person you are researching and following the links.
ENGLAND - CAMBRIDGESHIRE - CAMDEX
This index covers Births, Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Deaths within Cambridgeshire since 1837 and is available to view free. The copies of the BMD Certificates can be ordered and paid for on line from the Cambridgeshire County Council Registration Service.
ENGLAND - CANTERBURY PROBATE RECORDS 1393-1858
Canterbury probate records have a searchable database for names within the probate records from 1396-1858. See notes and copies for details on how to view or received copies of the probates.
ENGLAND - CHESHIRE BMD PROJECT
Search births, marriages and deaths of you ancestors in the Cheshire bdm project. The Register Offices in the county of Cheshire, England, hold the original records of births, marriages and deaths back to the start of civil registration in 1837.
ENGLAND - CHESHIRE PARISH REGISTER
The aim of the project is to make available, in a reasonable period of time, all the information in each of the parish registers of the ancient county of Cheshire. This aim covers information in both the original Parish Register (PR) and the Bishop’s Transcript (BT), since despite its name the latter is to some extent an independent source.
ENGLAND - DECEASED ONLINE
Search registers by Country, Region, County, Burial Authority or Crematorium free of charge. Register as a Deceased Online user and gain access to computerised cremation and burial records, digital scans of cremation and burial registers, photographs of graves and memorials, cemetery maps showing grave locations, other occupants in the same grave.
ENGLAND - DURHAM ONLINE RECORDS
Looking for ancestors in Northeast England? Durham Records Online provides records from County Durham and Northumberland for genealogists and historians. Searching is free but it is a pay site.
ENGLAND - DUSTYDOCS
Links to free websites in the British Isles containing parish records. England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Isles and Isle of Man also including Australia and New Zealand.
ENGLAND - FIND A WILL - GOV.UK
Search for the wills or probates of any person in the UK who died between 1858 to present day. Also includes soldier’s wills.
ENGLAND - FREE BMD
FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records.
ENGLAND - FREE CEN
Have YOU ever thought of the benefit of the U.K. Census data being centrally available on one database, and being able to trace your ancestors from 1841 to 1891? This project aims to provide a "free-to-view" online searchable database of the 19th century UK census returns.
ENGLAND - FREE REG
Our objective is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, that have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K. FreeREG is a companion project to FeeBMD (a database of the GRO birth, marriage and death indexes from 1837) and FreeCEN (a database of census information).
ENGLAND - FREE UK GENEALOGY
The Free UK Genealogy website provides free, online access to family history records such as high quality transcriptions of public records from governmental sources, parish churches, and other trusted institutions. Click onto FreeBDM, FreeReg and FreeCEN for searching ancestors from United Kingdom.
ENGLAND - GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE
The General Register Office is part of Her Majesty's Passport Office and oversees civil registration in England and Wales. All births, marriages and deaths dating back to 1837 in England and Wales.
ENGLAND - LIVERPOOL HISTORY PROJECT
Roman Catholic Marriages 1837-1901, Roman Catholic Baptisms for 1886-1900 a Guide to Roman Catholic Burials including transcripts of burial and death registers, a 1901 map of the Liverpool area with a complete index of 2,366 streets plus religious establishments, schools and public buildings, Ford Cemetery, Merseyside Aliens 1879-1912, Liverpool Irish Fragments (poor laws, funerals, schools).
ENGLAND - PARISH REGISTERS
Once you have got as far back as possible using BMD and census records, you will need to turn to Parish Registers for information. You will usually find parish registers at the local County Record office, or at websites like The Genealogist that offer searchable transcripts and original images.
ENGLAND - SHETLAND NEWSPAPER TRANSCRIPTIONS
Janice Halcrow transcriptions of BDM notices from the Zetland Times 1872 which changed to The Shetland Times in 1873-1963, the Index covers 1872-1900 and The Shetland News index covers 1885-1963. All indexes are PDFs.
ENGLAND - UK BMD
On this page you will find links to all the county websites that offer online transcribed indexes to the original records held by the local register offices. Searching these records should be your first choice. If the county that you are interested in does not have their local BMD records on-line yet or the data has not been transcribed yet, then try entering your names of interest in the search box.
ENGLAND AND WALES - GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE
The GRO has the records of every birth, marriage and death registered in England and Wales available in one place. Purchase English certificates direct from GRO.
IRELAND - CATHOLIC PARISH RECORDS
This website contains images from the NLI’s collection of Catholic parish register microfilms. The registers contain records of baptisms and marriages from the majority of Catholic parishes in Ireland and Northern Ireland up to 1880.
IRELAND - CATHOLIC PARISH RECORDS - A TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF IRELAND 1837
Irish Catholic Parish Records:- Correctly identifying the parish of your ancestors can be tricky and the only readily available help is Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland. This was published in 1837, just one year after Catholic emancipation ie just as the Catholic Church became free to expand.
IRELAND - CORK RECORDS
A searchable index of the historical records of Cork 1650-1850 also The Church of Ireland Parish Register Collections for Cork.
IRELAND - GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE
The General Register Office is the central civil repository for records relating to births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and adoptions in Ireland.
IRELAND - HSE CIVIL REGISTRATION SERVICE
The HSE Civil Registration Service registers all births, deaths and marriages in Ireland. The Republic of Ireland births and deaths from 1864 to present. Northern Ireland births and deaths from 1864 to 1921. Marriages registered in Ireland from 1864 to 1921 and in the Republic of Ireland from 1922.
IRELAND - NORTHERN IRELAND NIDIRECT
Search for birth records over 100 years old, marriage records over 75 years old and death records (including World War II death records) over 50 years old. Pay as you view.
IRELAND - ROOTSIRELAND
The site contains 20 million Irish records on its database from 34 county genealogy centres on the island of Ireland. The main sources on the site are Irish Catholic and other church records of baptisms, marriages and deaths which are the most important source for tracing Irish ancestry. Pay site.
IRELAND - THE CHURCH OF IRELAND
Parish records and also The Anglican Record Project an ongoing endeavour to make all registers of baptisms, marriages and burials from Church of Ireland parishes available in a digital format. Hosted by the Representative Church Body Library, (RCB) which will periodically introduce new transcripts of parish registers.
NEW ZEALAND - BIRTHS DEATHS AND MARRIAGES
The BDM's website allows you to search and order historical records without a verified RealMe account. Historical data available is limited and includes: Births - 100 years ago, Stillbirths - 50 years ago, Marriages and eventually civil unions - 80 years ago and Deaths - 50 years ago, or the deceased's date of birth was at least 80 years ago.
NEW ZEALAND - HISTORICAL BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES
This site offers more than 3 million historical birth, death and marriage records for New Zealand. You can search the extensive index and order complete records when available.
NEW ZEALAND - THE PRESBYTERIAN RESEARCH CENTRE
The Presbyterian Research Centre (Archives) is a National Agency of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, and it is affiliated with the Hewitson Library. Search church records for your ancestors.
NEW ZEALAND - VARCOE'S NEW ZEALAND MARRIAGE INDEX 1840-1965
The Varcoe's New Zealand Marriages Index is hosted by University of Otago Library and is designed to be used in conjunction with the microfiche Marriages Indexes published by the NZ R.G.O. It allows the user to match up brides with grooms with their folio numbers OR use the search by surname for other marriages 1840-1965.
NORTHERN IRELAND - GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE
The General Register Office is the central civil repository for records relating to births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and adoptions in Northern Ireland.
POLAND - POZNAN PROJECT 1800 - 1899
Marriage indexing for the 19th century within the former Prussian province of Posen now Poznań, Poland and neighbouring districts. Search the online database for your ancestor's marriage in these districts.
SCOTLAND - GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE
The website of the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS). Responsible for the registration of births, marriages, civil partnerships, deaths, divorces, and adoptions.
SCOTLAND - SCOTTISH JEWISH ARCHIVES CENTRE
The Archives Centre encourages awareness of Jewish history in Scotland, providing a research facility and an educational resource. The Archives Centre has collected material relating to the Jewish experience in Scotland since the 1700s.
SCOTLAND - PERTH BURGH BURIAL REGISTERS 1794-1855
Search the database for your ancestors buried at Perth Burgh Scotland. The registers can include full name, age, dates of death and burial, cause of death, names of kin, occupation and details of the burial. The information varies from register to register, so not all details will appear in all the records.
SCOTLAND - SCOTLAND BDM EXCHANGE
For anyone researching their family history in Scotland, the aim of the Exchange is to provide a free resource for sharing information about ancestors found in Scotland.
SCOTLAND - SCOTLANDS PEOPLE
ScotlandsPeople, one of the largest online sources of original genealogical information.
SCOTLAND - SCOTTISH INDEXES
Search large collection of indexes, including prison, court, births, marriages, deaths, census from south of Scotland and mental health and Quaker records covers all of Scotland.
SCOTLAND - SCOTTISH MARRIAGE INDEX
The index is complied by people submitting information about ancestors of Scottish birth, or at lease one spouse being of Scottish birth, or married away from their parish in another parish or country. Some marriages are of those children of Scottish emigrants.
SWEDEN - DEMOGRAPHIC DATABASE SOUTHERN SWEDEN
Demographic Database Southern Sweden (DDSS) long-term goal that the church books' data on the entire population of Skåne, Halland and Blekinge should be freely available and searchable on the Internet. In the first place, it is information of births, marriages and deaths from 1600 through the 1800s.
UNITED STATES - DEATH INDEXES AND RECORDS
A Free website directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices and registers, obituaries, wills and probate records, and cemetery burials. You can also find information here about searching the Social Security Death Index online.
WORLD - FAMILY SEARCH
Family History, Family tree and Genealogy Records and Resources from around the world provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
WORLD - INTERMENT.NET
Search and browse cemetery records online for burial records from thousands of cemeteries across the world.
WORLD - INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX (IGI)
The International Genealogical Index was a family history database that listed several hundred million names of deceased persons from throughout the world. Names in the IGI came from two sources. Community Contributed IGI (Personal family information submitted to the LDS Church) Community Indexed IGI (Vital and church records from the early 1500s to 1885).