Re: New Free UK-Research Database #general


Remco <RemcoGenea@...>
 

For those of you researching ancestors who lived in the United Kingdom,
Ancestry.com, a fee-based service, is currently offering *free* access to a
new (beta) database of the actual images of the birth, marriage and death
indexes--I repeat *indexes*, not certificates!-- for England and Wales from
1837 - 1983.

http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/freebmd/bmd.aspx

The civil registration system for births, marriages and deaths was
introduced in England and Wales in 1837. Registration was undertaken by
civil registrars who reported to the Registrar General at the General
Register Office (GRO) in London, now part of the Office for National
Statistics (ONS).

Getting access to the information on one of these certificates can be done
two ways:

One can use the partially completed FreeBMD search engine at:

http://www.freebmd.org.uk/
< Cut >

Thanks for mentioning this site, it has given me some records of persons
i've lost track of while searching in The Neterlands.

Kind regards,

Remco J Dietz,
The Netherlands, searching for
Dietz, Kempen, Schreurs & Westra
Boeken, (van de) Kar, Lisser & Vogel

Join main@groups.jewishgen.org to automatically receive all group messages.