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Welcome to FreeBMD.

FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a part of the Free UK Genealogy family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers). To search the records that have so far been transcribed by FreeBMD click on the Search button below.

The recording of births, marriages and deaths was started in 1837 and is one of the most significant resources for genealogical research. The transcribing of the records is carried out by teams of dedicated volunteers and contains index information for the period 1837-1983, BUT WE HAVE NOT YET TRANSCRIBED THE WHOLE PERIOD. A breakdown by event and year can be viewed here.

Would you like to help Free UK Genealogy by becoming a Trustee? We are looking to recruit two people that will be help the organisation address key priorities over the coming years.

If you think you can help please get in touch. If you know of someone that might be interested in joining the Trustees then please let them know about our vacancies.

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FreeBMD is exactly that - FREE. We do not make any charge whatsoever for use of the site. FreeBMD is a registered charity and our objective is to provide free online access to the GRO Index. However, FreeBMD costs money to run and if you would like to make a donation by PayPal click on the button to the left. For other methods of making donations to FreeBMD please see here.

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The FreeBMD Database was last updated on Thu 27 Nov 2014 and currently contains 242,841,442 distinct records (309,022,388 total records).
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