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Births, Marriages and Deaths

Local and family history A-Z
  • TreeFor England and Wales births, marriages and deaths information from 1st July 1837 onwards, see especially the Civil registration page
  • For births, marriages and deaths dates earlier than 1st July 1837, there are many other sections of this Local and family history A-Z that may help you
  • Among the most useful earlier records are those kept by religious bodies, but note that those records may give you dates of baptisms and burials rather than births and deaths: for local and national Anglican records see Parish registers
  • For deaths information from wills and death duty registers, see the web sites in the Wills section of Family history on Weblinks
  • There is an index to pre-1858 wills proved at Bedford at the Bedfordshire Archives (BARS). BARS also has an index of wills held in other collections. Further details of the service's other sources are at the BARS Family history research in Bedfordshire page

Page last updated: 24th June 2020