Source:United Kingdom. England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915

Source England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1983
Coverage
Place United Kingdom
Year range 1837 - 1983
Subject Vital records
Publication information
Type Government / Church records
Citation
United Kingdom. England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1983.

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 FreeUKGEN family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers).

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.

As of 4 October 2013, the FreeBMD Database contains index information for the period 1837-1983. It contains 231,897,137 distinct records (293,791,465 total records). BUT THE WHOLE PERIOD HAS NOT YET BEEN TRANSCRIBED. A breakdown by event and year can be viewed here [1].