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Births, Deaths and Marriages

Ancestry Library Edition
Available free in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire libraries. Click the Ancestry library edition logo. To see a list of UK records, at the home page click 'Search' tab, then scroll down and under 'Browse by location' click 'UK and Ireland', then click the required country. At the 'Birth, marriage and death' category, click the 'View all...' link. Lists both the official indexes and the free but not comprehensive FreeBMD indexes. See separate FreeBMD site for coverage details of the free indexes
Search birth, marriage and death civil registration records. Site also provides modern surname distribution maps.
This site, 'The official non-parochial BMDs service', has started putting online unpublished non-parochial registers from 1534 to 1865. They cover people whose key life events were not registered in the Anglican registers and include key non-conformist registers such as Presbyterians, Baptists and Wesleyan Methodists. They include births and baptisms, marriages, and deaths and burials

Deceased Online
The first central database of statutory burial and cremation registers for the UK and Republic of Ireland. Searching is free and can be restricted to country, region, county, or individual burial authority or crematorium. Further information associated with any of the found records is available for a charge
You can search the indexes to births, marriages and deaths between 1837-2005, including free search for 1984 - 2005. The site claims to offer many unique search features.

You can search millions of names on this free site, produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Click 'Search' to begin
You can view online the indexes to births, marriages and deaths certificates for England and Wales from 1837 to date.

This is an ongoing project to add to the Internet the births, marriages and deaths indexes from 1837, when civil registration began, to 100 years ago. Not all the records are yet on the site.

This is a project to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records that have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers in the UK

General Register Office
You can order certificates here by post, telephone or online. Site includes application forms for certificates, details of fees, adoptions, certificates overseas, how to register, getting married and all other General Register Office information

The Joiner Marriage Index
Database of marriage records pre-1837, primarily of the North of England but now extending to other counties

Gateway site linking to all major births, marriages and deaths site. You can find sites relating to individual counties and sites with national coverage

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