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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Society news

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 17th May 2021.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a Zoom meeting to be held on Thursday 20th May 2021. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Eric Probert titled Registers of Electors for Family Historians.

Next Fair

It's a long way off. We shall be running our virtual stall (with chat) at the next FHF Really Useful Family History Show on Saturday 13th November 2021.

Next Advice Session

Advice sessions run at Feltham Library have had to be suspended, but advice may be requested by email. See the Advice page.


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6-May-2021

Committee minutes for March 2021 added to Members Area.

5-May-2021

A new page showing the Service Status of the website has been added to the Website tab .

16-April-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

19-March-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

6-March-2021

A new database of Poor Law records is added to our collection of searchable databases.


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