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 18th February 2016 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7.00 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Chris and Judy Rouse titled Mayhem on the Midland, an Accident, a Suicide and a Murder.

New Members Area added

This is a significant addition to the website. The new area (use Quick Link above) provides members with the facility to search many of our indexes online. The indexes include Baptism, Marriage, and Burial records; also Memorial Inscriptions and the Protestation Returns of 1641-2. You will be asked for a password, which I cannot publish here, but will be in the March Journal. Members who want to get access before the March Journal is available should email the webmaster (see Contacts) to receive it.


Recent updates

4-Feb-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for St. Nicholas, Shepperton added.

30-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for United Reformed Church, Poyle added.

29-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for St. Mary, Norwood Green added.

28-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for All Saints, Laleham added.

24-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for All Saints, Isleworth added.

23-Jan-2016

Tip of the month is introduced.

19-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for Hounslow United Reformed Church added.

18-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for St. Mary, Harmondsworth added.

14-Jan-2016

New image of the month.

9-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for St.Lawrence, Brentford added.

7-Jan-2016

Members Area - new section added.

14-Dec-2015

Online Library Catalogue is added (see Quick Link above).


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