Links for Civil Registration and Census Records

Births, Marriages and Deaths

  • General Register Office This covers the registration of births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales and provides a means to submit orders on-line for copies of certificates from July 1837 onwards.
  • General Register Office for Scotland Provides the equivalent information and resources for events registered in Scotland.
  • General Register Office (Northern Ireland) Provides the equivalent information and resources for events registered in Northern Ireland.
  • BMD Registers Pay-per-view access to digital images from non-parochial registers held by The National Archives. Includes records of Methodists, Wesleyans, Baptists, Independents, Protestant Dissenters, Congregationalist, Presbyterians, Unitarians, Quakers (Society of Friends), Dissenters and Russian Orthodox.
  • FreeBMD A free, searchable transcription of a large proportion of the GRO indexes of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales between 1837 and 1983. Refer to the site for current details of the coverage.
  • FindMyPast Pay-per-view access to digital images of the GRO indexes of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales.
  • Ancestry Pay-per-view access to digital images of the GRO indexes of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales; partly indexed.
  • BMDIndex.co.uk Pay-per-view indexes for birth, marriage and death certificates in England and Wales, complete for 1837-2005.

Census Records

  • FindMyPast: Census for England and Wales Pay-per-view access to transcripts and scanned images of the enumerators' returns for 1841, 1861, 1871, 1881 (free), and 1891 censuses.
  • Ancestry: Census for England and Wales Pay-per-view access to transcripts and scanned images of the enumerators' returns for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 (free), 1891 and 1901 censuses.
  • 1901CensusOnline: Census for England and Wales Pay-per-view access to transcripts and scanned images of the enumerators' returns for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1891 and 1901 censuses.
  • The Genealogist: Census for England and Wales Pay-per-view access to transcripts and scanned images of the enumerators' returns for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1891 and 1901 censuses.
  • FamilySearch Much information is available free. For some images you get offered a transfer to a charging site.
  • FreeCen A project aiming to provide a free online searchable database for the censuses of 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891. Refer to the site for details of the current coverage.
  • ScotlandsPeople: Census for Scotland Searchable indexes and access to images of enumerators returns for the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses for Scotland.
  • CensusOnline.com This site has links to thousands of census transcription sites world-wide.

Wills

  • Gov.UK - Find a will Since 2015, there is a new online service to find wills from 1996 to present.


Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 15th September 2016 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7.00 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Peter Hounsell titled Otto and the Margarine Factory - Danish Entrepeneurs in Late Victorian Southall.

The Hounslow clinics

The three pilot clinics have now run. There will be no clinic in September, but we will have two sessions to run in October, as part of Hounslow Library's Get Online Week, on October 15th and 22nd.

Member Discount announced

See the Members Area for how to obtain a 15% discount on any new subscription taken out with Find My Past.


Recent updates

26-August-2016

September Journal added (for journal exchange partners).

22-August-2016

Forms page added to Members Area.

22-August-2016

Contacts page updated.

19-August-2016

New image (and tip) of the month.

7-August-2016

Hounslow clinics page amended.

18-July-2016

Invitation to join the Society page is added - shows the benefits.

8-July-2016

Members discounts page updated with a 15% discount.

8-July-2016

Committee minutes for May added to Members Area.


For the full list of updates please follow this link


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