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TheGenealogist is the official site for Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial Records with the largest collection available online.

Access over 8 Million records including Quakers (Society of Friends), Methodists, Wesleyans, Baptists, Independents, Protestant Dissenters, Congregationalist, Presbyterians and Unitarians. 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.

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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Non-Conformist Records

Online access to the Official Non-Parochial BMDs Service. Records of birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial taken from non parish sources:-Methodists, Wesleyans, Baptists, Independents, Protestant Dissenters, Congregationalist, Presbyterians, and Unitarians, Quakers and Fleet Marriages plus many more. The record sets included are:

  • RG4 – Early Registers (authenticated by the Non-Parochial Registers Commissioners) of births, baptisms, deaths, burials and marriages. They cover dates from 1567 to 1858.
  • RG5 – Early Birth Certificates from the Presbyterian, Independent and Baptist Registry and from the Wesleyan Methodist Metropolitan Registry. They cover dates from 1742 to 1840.
  • RG6 - The Society of Friends' (Quakers) Registers, Notes and Certificates of Births, Marriages and Burials ranging from 1578-1841.
  • RG7 – Fleet Marriages. The collection of registers and notebooks of Clandestine Marriages and Baptisms in the Fleet Prison, King's Bench Prison, the Mint and the May Fair Chapel ranging from 1667-c1777.
  • RG8 – Early GRO Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths surrendered to the Non Parochial Registers Commission of 1857. Among the more extensive collections in this series are the registers of the British Lying-in Hospital, Holborn, which record particulars of births and baptisms. These cover the period 1749 to 1868 and are very detailed. Burial records, registers of the Chapels Royal and the archive of the Russian Orthodox Church in London.
  • RG32: Registers Abroad and on British & Foreign Ships 1831-1969General Register Office:Overseas Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths and Burials Abroad and on British & Foreign ships, of British subjects, nationals of the colonies, the Commonwealth and countries under British jurisdiction. Also Lundy Island Devon and Channel Island records. Events affecting some foreign nationals are also included. Records consist mainly of certificates issued by foreign registration authorities, which are in local languages, and copies of entries kept by incumbents of English churches and missions, chaplains and burial authorities. These cover the period 1831 to 1969 and are very detailed.
  • RG33 - GRO: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. These cover the period 1627 to 1960 and are very detailed.
  • RG34 - General Register Office: Worldwide Foreign Marriage Returns. More than 38,000 individuals are recorded in the overseas marriages records which include British subjects marrying abroad. These newly added records were previously only viewable on microfilm at The National Archives as the RG 34 series. Many of the marriage certificates were issued by the authorities in the country concerned in the local language. These have been translated to provide a searchable database and links to a digital image of the original record.

    Included in this series you can find:

    • Marriage registers of British churches abroad.
    • There is also a collection of marriages between British soldiers in France, Flanders and Holland during and after the First World War, including many who had been prisoners of war.

    The sources of these records covering British Citizens are worldwide and include marriage certificates issued by foreign registration authorities and churches, copies of entries in the registers kept by British embassies, incumbents of English churches and chaplains, notification of marriages of servicemen during service abroad, and documents deposited for safekeeping. These cover the period 1861 to 1921.

  • RG36 Registers and Returns of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Protectorates etc of Africa and Asia Covering dates 1895-1965. Notifications of birth, marriage and death forwarded by officials responsible for civil registration under administrative ordinances in Nyasaland, Kenya, Somaliland, Uganda, Sudan, Palestine, Sarawak, Malaya, including Johore and Selangor, and British North Borneo.
  • BT158 Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages of Passengers at Sea. Covering dates 1854-1908.
  • BT159 Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Registers of Deaths at Sea of British Nationals. Covering dates 1875-1888
  • BT160 Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Registers of Births at Sea of British Nationals. Covering dates 1875-1891

RG43 (Indexes to Miscellaneous Foreign Returns of Births, Marriages and Deaths)

Index to Miscellaneous Registers of Births and Baptisms from 1627 to 1917

Index to Miscellaneous Foreign Births from 1831 to 1930

Index to Miscellaneous Registers of Deaths and Burials from 1707 to 1917

Index to Volumes 1 to 23 of Miscellaneous Registers and Certificates of Deaths and a few Baptisms and Marriages of British Subjects in Foreign Countries and British Colonies and Possessions (No 12. in Official List) kept and made by Various British Foreign and Colonial Authorities since 1801 for the years 1830 to 1880

Index to Miscellaneous Foreign and Colonial Deaths from 1881 to 1900

Index of Death Certificates Received from Foreign Countries from 1901 to 1930

Index to Miscellaneous Registers of Marriages from 1627 to 1925

Index to Miscellaneous Foreign Marriages Volume 1 from 1826 to 1915

Index to Miscellaneous Foreign Marriages from 1916 to 1920

Index to Miscellaneous Foreign Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1921 to 1925

Index to Miscellaneous Foreign Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1926 to 1930

Index to Miscellaneous Foreign Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1931 to 1935

Index to Miscellaneous Foreign Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1936 to 1940

Index to Miscellaneous Foreign Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1941 to 1945

Returns of Births and Deaths Registered by Political Agents of Indian States from 1915 to 1947

Returns of Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths Registered in Mesopotamia (Iraq) from 1915 to 1931

Index to Births and Deaths in Palestine registered from 1919 to 1935

Index to Births, Marriages and Deaths in the African and Asian Protectorates from 1904 to 1940

Index to Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Colony of Weihaiwei from 1899 to 1930

Index to Miscellaneous Foreign Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1946 to 1955

Index to Miscellaneous Foreign Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1956 to 1960

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