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.

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Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 29th March 2024.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on Thursday 18th April 2024. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Ann Larkham titled Dating and Identifying Family History Photographs. Ann will be speaking on Zoom. Members may be remote or at St. John's.

Next Fair

Our next family history fair is the Family History Show - London at Kempton Park Racecourse on Saturday 5th October 2024.


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Recent updates

15-April-2024

Digitised journals now go back to 1980, all fully indexed.

4-April-2024

Digitised journals now go back to 1981, all fully indexed.

22-March-2024

New image (and tip) of the month.

22-March-2024

The memorial inscriptions of St. Mary, Hanwell are added..

9-March-2024

Digitised journals now go back to 1982, all fully indexed.

8-March-2024

The Last Accounts page has been updated to show the Society's signed 2023 accounts.

8-March-2024

The Society's Safeguarding Policy has been updated.


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