Improved England & Wales Birth Marriage and Death Indexes 1837-2005
We’re working to make it easier to find your ancestors in our Birth, Marriage & Death Index record collection. If you’re searching for births or marriages, there’s no more having to trawl through individual index pages yourself – when you carry out a search, you’ll get individual results based on your ancestor’s name. We’re still working on our Death Indexes, but we’ll let you know when we’re finished.
Make sure you’re searching in the right place
To make sure you get the right results, be sure to search the right collection. If you’re looking for births, marriages or deaths between 1837 and 1915 search the transcribed by FreeBMD collections. For dates after that, search our other collection.
Death Indexes 1837-1983
We’re still in the process of transcribing deaths between 1916 and 1983 – and these will be available as soon as we’re finished. But at the moment your search result for these years will show you the relevant index page. Once you’ve opened the image you can then scroll down and look for your ancestor’s name on the page.