Where can I find the Vital Records Index, British Isles?
- You can search the Vital Records Index, British Isles online on the Ancestry Library Edition web site at
any Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire library
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- Ancestry Library Edition details are at A-Z local and family history
- On Ancestry Library Edition, the Vital Records Index, British Isles information is given in two databases, called 'England & Wales Christening Index, 1530-1980' and 'England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1988'
- To find this information on Ancestry Library Edition, click the 'Search Vitals' box on the Ancestry Library Edition home page
- At the resulting page, under the heading 'Narrow by category', choose 'Birth, marriage and death including parish' then click 'Birth, baptism and christening' or 'Marriage and Divorce' to go to the relevant collection
- On the resulting lists, the items 'England & Wales Christening Index, 1530-1980' and 'England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1988' are from the Vital Records Index for the British Isles
- In addition to free use in libraries, the Ancestry web site is also available by subscription at Ancestry.co.uk
Page last updated: 17th July 2020