Source:United Kingdom. FreeREG Parish Register Transcripts and Indexes

Source FreeREG Parish Register Transcripts and Indexes
Place United Kingdom
Subject Vital records
Publication information
Type Government / Church records
Publisher Free UK Genealogy
United Kingdom. FreeREG Parish Register Transcripts and Indexes. (Free UK Genealogy).
FreeREG - UK parish register indexes website


The aim of FreeREG is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, which have been extracted from parish registers, non-conformist records and other relevant sources in the UK.

The recording of baptisms, marriages and burials in parish registers began in England and Wales in 1538 and is separate and distinct from the civil registration process that began in 1837. (The latter is covered by our companion project, FreeBMD.) We want to make it easier for researchers, no matter where you are in the world, to find a specific record relating to your ancestor within a church register.

FreeREG is a relatively new project but due to the work of a dedicated set of volunteers we already have some 37 million records in the database. Even so, you should not expect to find all your ancestors in the database yet.