Birth, marriage & death records

Birth, marriage and death records provide the crucial places and dates for your family tree, and often also reveal further generations. The key records are the official indexes, which let you order your ancestors’ certificates.

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Divorce Records1858-1914

These Divorce Records are a great place to trace your ancestors, from the end of the Great Depression up to the First World War, and discover the next chapter in their story. Pin down key information such as married and maiden names, addresses, names of witnesses and important dates.

Browse through thousands of documents detailing the reasons for divorce, from separation agreements to salacious stories of adultery. We’ve just added 7,500 more records from 1912-1913, giving you first-hand accounts of ‘The Great Unrest’, a period which saw massive changes in the UK class system.

New Caribbean Records1590-1928

This vast new collection of Caribbean records is an essential for anyone looking for ancestors from the area. These records dating from 1590-1928, are a rich source of information for your tree.

Search more than two million births, baptisms, marriages, burials and deaths to find more relatives to add to your tree.

Isle of Man Records1598-2003

Search more than 400 years of baptism, marriage and burial indexes from the Isle of Man between 1598 and 2003. Published by the Manx Museum, these indexes are an excellent place to find information about ancestors from this self-governing British Crown Dependency.

Track down relatives who were born, married or buried on the island, and learn more about life there over the years.

Quaker Registers1578-1837

Quakers kept their own records from the time the Quaker movement began, and this collection of UK Quaker Birth, Marriage and Death registers includes registers and certificates up to 30 June 1837. It was on this date that they turned their records over to the Register General in London.

Find details of key events in your ancestors’ lives, plus extra information like their family members, occupation and where they lived.

Overseas Records1627-1965

These records document events in the lives of British subjects who were living outside the UK. You’ll find records from more than 30 places around the world – including Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Most are in the native language of where the events took place.

Find a relative and you could discover their race, occupation, religion, where they lived, the names of their parents and dates and places of the important events in their life.

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Birth, Marriage and Death

These are by far the most important birth, marriage and death records, and make it much easier to pinpoint your relatives after 1837. They include every vital event registered all over England and Wales, right up to 2005.

The indexes themselves provide a full name, registration district and the year and quarter when the event was registered. However, they also give you everything you need to order the full certificates, which reveal exact dates and places plus parents’ names.

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Irish Births, Marriages and

Birth, marriage and death records are the basic building blocks of anybody’s family tree. Construct your Irish lines quickly and easily with our Irish Birth, Marriage, and Death Indexes, 1825-1978.

These 22 million records cover the period of the destroyed Irish censuses, so they can help you fill in frustrating gaps in your discoveries. Indexes from Northern Ireland are included up to 1922.

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