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It costs as little as £4.66 a month to get access to a huge range of databases.

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We are continually adding more data and more types of records: all for no extra charge. Have a look at the full list of what's included already.

 

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Buy a premium subscription and save lots of money — click the button to see which transcripts, BMDs, parish records and directories are included for these areas.

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The widest coverage: 1127 to 2005 | The best BMD site | Quality data, checked by experts | The widest range of records | Unique search tools | Subscriptions from just £4.66 a month

 

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The best Births, Marriages and Deaths index site for England and Wales

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Your Family Tree logoYour Family Tree compared all the BMD sites and rated this one as the best value!

It was awarded 5 stars in every category - first time/light user, general researcher and heavy user - no other site achieved 5 stars in even one category.

Family History Monthly logoFamily History Monthly compared all the BMD sites and rated this one as the best!

With a score of 95% for value, features and general usability.

BMDs are included in premium subscriptions.

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The widest range of British overseas Birth Marriage and Death Records including War Deaths and Rolls of Honour - 1407 to 1997

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We have overseas war deaths from various sources and "rolls of honour" with biographies and photos. Plus our overseas BMD record set from both the GRO and TNA.

This transcript covers the births, marriages and deaths of British Service Personnel throughout the world. The new data includes:

* Marine Births: 1891 - 1820
* Army Marriages: 1881 - 1885
* Marine Births: 1891 - 1920
* Consular Births: 1866 - 1905
* Consular Marriages: 1849 - 1910
* Consular Deaths: 1876 - 1890
* Ionian Island Births: 1818 - 1864
* Ionian Island Marriages: 1818 - 1864
* Regimental Births: 1407 - 1997

We also have RG33: Foreign Registers & Returns 1627-1960 which contains Overseas Birth, Marriage, Death and Burial of British Subjects including those onboard ships. Also Lundy Island Devon. Original registers, notebooks and copies of entries in registers kept by incumbents of English churches and missions, British embassies and legations etc. This new record sets allows access to 100,000 individuals, complete with images and full transcript, complete with mini family tree.

 
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The largest collection of Census Transcripts covering England and Wales

We have census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 as part of our premium subscriptions. These cover all counties of England and Wales and now include a growing area of 1881 counties including London, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Kent, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Cheshire and more. They include linked images so the original pages can be viewed. You can also see the transcript of the household and the family.

 

YFT 2008 Award for "Census and BMD Website of the Year"


"Truly innovative search tools."

"...out of the ordinary that sets it out from the crowd."

Many of our existing subscribers have praised our data for accuracy (see feedback). The data is checked by volunteer indexers. These are family historians who have local knowledge of the areas and local names they are checking.

Census transcripts provide information contained in the original census pages as clear, typed text, searchable by forename, surname, age, occupation, relationship to head of household, birth-place.

No Broadband? No problem — Transcripts give you the answers fast, as clear, typed text.

Linked images can be printed or saved to form part of your family history.

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The widest coverage: 1127 to 2005

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We have:

  • Directories from 1905 back to 1852
  • Census transcripts from 1901 back to 1841
  • Early birth certificates from registries and non-conformists (pre 1837)
  • Birth, Marriage and Death records index from 2005 back to 1837 (when they began) for the whole of England and Wales
  • Parish records from 1837 back to 1538 (when they began)
  • Non-conformist records back to the 1600's
  • Electoral Roll for London 2005
  • Historic books back to 1127

All of the above are included in our premium subscriptions.

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NEW MAJOR RELEASE: Look for our new section - Circa 1911

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This new section contains data from 1911 and surrounding years. We currently have data for the following counties:

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Dorset, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, London, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Rutland & Wiltshire.

 

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Quality data, checked by experts

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UK indexer siteWe care about the quality of our online and CD census indexes as much as you do, which is why we are the only company to use a team of UK employees and volunteers to create, check and amend the data. We also licence data from UK individuals and societies.

Why not join us? - and get rewards

We have set up a new site: www.UKindexer.co.uk with a set of bespoke tools that we have developed for our volunteers to use.

www.UKindexer.co.uk is already proving popular and people are enjoying using the new tools.

If you are interested in being involved, why not join us? We offer free subscriptions and other rewards to those who help us. For details of the indexing project, go to www.UKindexer.co.uk and sign up.

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The widest range of records

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Only The Genealogist includes such a wide range of databases:

See below for more info on each of these.

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Unique search tools

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Find more information and results, more easily, with our range of search tools:

Unique Search Tool: SmartSearch

Smart Search logoSmartSearch is a new way of searching the birth, marriage and death data for 1984 onwards. It utilises an intelligent search system to perform a reverse look-up:

  • Search for the children born to a couple using the father's surname and mother's maiden name.
  • See the details for either partner in a marriage.
  • Find the birth record from the death record at the click of a button.

Surname map screenshotUnique Search Tool: Surname Mapping on BMDs

The BMD index includes the ability to produce a Surname Distribution Map for 1851 to 2002. This is a great way to see where you may get the best research leads and how families dispersed.

Other Search Tools:

We have powerful search tools to help you find your ancestors in the census:

Name Variants

Use this option to search for different spellings of a name. For example, Bailey and Bayley. This technique uses the phonetic sound of the word to find similar sounding matches.

Nicknames

Use this option to search for nicknames which may have been used instead of the standard name - for example Betty, Betsy, Beth or Liz for Elizabeth.

Indexes which have these features will show a checkbox alongside the appropriate name entry fields so you can include them if you wish.

Family Forename Search

Look for groups of forenames within families, often surname spelling changed over time and also enumeration or ambigous handwriting could mean that forenames of three or more family members will find them.

House and Street Search

Find the house your ancestors lived in or find out who lived in your house.

Gold is credit free giving you free reign in your personal research. Subscribers can help each other with their FREE membership of The Genealogist Forum; Read the latest genealogy articles and upload your own. Featured stories and articles win prizes.

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Subscriptions from just £4.66 a month

 

We have a range of price plans starting from just £4.66 a month for a subscription (monthly equivalent when paying annually in advance for a Personal Plus subscription); alternatively, pay-as-you-go from just £5.

A premium subscription gives access to over £10,000-worth of data (based on the equivalent pay-as-you-go-price).

 

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Births, marriages and deaths index

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Index to Births, Marriages and Deaths registers for England & Wales. The complete range of years 1837 onwards as published by the GRO are now online - that's over a quarter of a BILLION events across 167 years, fully searchable.

Find relatives, get references for ordering certificates, produce surname maps, perform reverse lookups.

This data is hosted in connection with www.bmdindex.co.uk — visit the site for more information — or select BMD when purchasing a subscription. Current prices stand at £5 for three months and £14.95 for a year. Only viewing records or name-maps costs credits — our search summaries don't. BMDs are also included in our premium subscriptions.

Our BMD subscription offers our unique SmartSearch and surname mapping features (see above).

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Census transcripts 

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Census transcripts take the hard work out of trawling through thousands of pages of handwritten census material. They provide information contained in the original census pages as clear, typed text, searchable by forename, surname, age, occupation, relationship to head of household, birth-place.

No Broadband? No problem — Transcripts give you the answers fast, as clear, typed text.

We have complete transcripts for 1841-1901for England and Wales with linked online images of the original census pages.

They include linked images so the original pages can be viewed. You can also see the transcript of the household and the family.

Many of our existing subscribers have praised our transcripts for their accuracy (see feedback).

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Parish records

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parish records imageParish records started in 1538 when Thomas Cromwell, the Vicar General to King Henry VIII, declared that all marriages, christenings and burials should be recorded. This data proves invaluable for research prior to census and BMD records.

We are working with archives and other groups to make as many available as possible. We have thousands of parishes already available.

More info on parish records here.

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Non-Conformist records

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Non-conformist Records cover Methodists, Wesleyans, Baptists, Independents, Protestant Dissenters, Congregationalist, Presbyterians, Unitarians and Quakers (Society of Friends). More will be coming soon. This data proves invaluable for research prior to census and BMD records. The details give images of early birth certificates and registers which include baptisms, marriages and burials.

These Records and images are unique to S&N and can only be found on this site and on our official BMDregisters site.

 

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Directories

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Trade Directories have been produced for well over 300 years and can prove to be an invaluable source of information about local communities. As well as information about individuals, they also provide a wealth of general background information. For the periods before the census was available, they provide a snapshot of communities and their principal inhabitants, and the later ones are extremely useful tools for locating ancestors in the census.

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Landowner records

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This 19th century tax survey provides an index to all individuals who owned 1 acre or more of land in 1873. It is arranged alphabetically by County where the land is situated, so their may be holdings in more than one county. It provides the Name of the owner: their address (town or village only); how much land they owned in the County and its gross estimated rental value.

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Wills & Testaments

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A New Feature for the genealogist has recently been added: a Wills and Testaments Index Viewer. Bristol, Edinburgh and a variety of Yorkshire volumes have been added, with more to follow soon.

Wills are a valuable source of genealogical information. They can give details of family members, places of residence and burial, as well as revealing details about their possessions.

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Military

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We have many military records including Army Lists, Navy Lists and War Deaths.

Our Navy Lists cover the following years:

Our Army Lists cover the following years:

The complete death records of those who died in the Great War can be found on this website, along with biographies, photographs and information on the location of graves.

With millions of records giving the regiment, service number and details of the soldier. Linked records take you to available biographies and pictures.

Other military resources include Army Lists which give medals and details of officers. A great value personal premium subscription at only £78.95 will give access our full collection of war records (hover your mouse over the title for a description):

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Roll of Honour

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Contains Roll of Honour records for British Servicemen who participated in the Great War and the Second World War. Records can include detailed biographies with portraits and information on birth date, birth place, father's name, education, career, and circumstances of death.

With millions of records giving the regiment, service number and details of the soldier. Linked records take you to available biographies and pictures.

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