anyone know best site to search (free) births,deaths and marriages in uk ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Birth marriage and death certificates are not free. You cannot view the actual records online. That may soon change if the English& Welsh GRO follow the Scottish model, but even then you have to pay to view the records, and only records older than a certain date are viewable online.

    What most people search online is the BMD *INDEXES*. That word is very important. All you get is a name, registration district and a volume and page number which is the information you need to pay your £7 to the GRO and buy the certificate itself. The complete indexes from 1837 to about 2005 are up on websites like and, but you do have to pay or have a subscription. For some time now, volunteers have been working hard to put the indexes up online for free at , but the project is not 100% complete for all years and only goes up to about 1920 at the moment. For anything after these years, you have to pay.

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  • Col
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    1 decade ago

    FreeBMD will give you the indices for the cert You will have to buy the cert at £7 from GRO in Southport . In Scotland the BMD exchange is free and will put you in touch with record holder .

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  • 4 years ago

    There aren't any free ones, plenty of pay ones though.

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