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Our award-winning complete Birth, Marriage and Death records index for England and Wales

Complete Birth, Marriage & Death records index for England and Wales as published by the GRO. Images of the original index pages are available between 1983 and 1837.

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Ordering certificates

Certificates for births, marriages or deaths in England or Wales can be ordered online through the GRO. To order a certificate, simply follow the instructions on the GRO website, supplying the necessary data and a GRO Index reference.

Currently Includes

BMD Records 1837-2005

Complete Birth, Marriage & Death records index for England and Wales as published by the GRO (1837-2005).

A total of over a quarter of a BILLION events. Service includes full surname, forename and initial indexing to improve accuracy within index searches.

Our unique surname distribution mapping facility will enable you to display a colour-coded printable map of any surname.

SmartSearch is a new way of searching the records, it utilises an intelligent search system to help you find records

  • Search for the children born to a couple from their marriage record (post 1911).
  • Search for siblings from a birth record (post 1911).
  • Search for the parents' marriage from a childs birth record (post 1911).
  • Use a partner's name to help refine a search for a marriage.
  • Find the birth record from the death record at the click of a button.

Certificates for births, marriages or deaths in England or Wales can be ordered online through the GRO using the references provided by this index.

Ordering certificates

Certificates for births, marriages or deaths in England or Wales can be ordered online through the GRO. To order a certificate, simply follow the instructions on the GRO website, supplying the necessary data and a GRO Index reference. The full reference is usually a volume and page reference or an 'entry number' for later records, given with the year, quarter and district. This can be found by viewing the full record detail when searching BMD records online. Events from the last 50 years will require you to supply more information at application stage.

Overseas BMDs

The General Register Office's Army, Marine, Air Force, High Commission, Regimental, Consular and Ionian Islands BMDs.

The records show name, regiment, vessel, station, location or consulate along with volume and page number (where given).

These BMD records can help you trace your ancestors who served in the forces. They are provided with greyscale and black and white images of the original GRO microfiches.

The set includes:

  • Marine Births 1837-1915
  • Army Births & Registers, Marriages and Deaths 1747-1980
  • Consular Birth, Marriages, Deaths 1849-1915
  • Informal Certificates of Birth at Sea 1839 - 1867
  • Ionian Island Births, Marriages, Deaths 1818 - 1864
  • Regimental Births: 1407 - 1997
  • Overseas Marine Deaths

    The General Register Office's Marine Registers record deaths at sea on ships registered in Great Britain or Ireland from 1 July 1837

    World War 1 Deaths

    Online access to Deaths of British Service Personnel during the Great War.

    World War 2 Deaths

    Online access to Deaths of British Service Personnel throughout the world during the second World War.

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