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Birth, Marriage, Death - British Isles
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Learn how to obtain certificates for births, marriages, deaths and divorces in the countries of England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Plus tips for using civil registration records in your genealogy research, address and links for Records Offices, online databases, free lookups and more.

Civil Registration in England and Wales
A guide to birth, death, and marriage records in England and Wales including how to locate records, obtain certificates from both the UK and abroad, the information you will find, and what to do if you can't locate a record for your ancestor.

Civil Registration in Ireland
Everything you need to know to locate Irish Civil Registration records for births, marriages, and deaths in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Channel Islands - Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates
Where to get certificates for births, marriages and deaths in the Channel Islands including addresses, phone numbers and fees.

Civil Records - Isle of Man
Information on the earliest dates for civil registration in each of the island's four main areas.

Volunteers are putting some of the GRO indexes on the web. Almost 3,000,000 records are on line so far from 1837-1898, but they plan to get them all on-line eventually.

The FreeREG Project's objective is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage and burial records, which have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers in the United Kingdom.

General Register Office of Northern Ireland
Certificates of births and deaths (from 1864) and registers of marriages (from 1845) are available from this office. You can even apply for certificates online.

General Register Office of Scotland
Civil registration of life events was introduced in Scotland in 1855 and this office holds all records for Scotland which are less than 100 years old. They also will undertake genealogy searches in vital records going back to 1553 if you can provide enough information.

General Registry - Isle of Man
How to obtain certificates of birth, marriage and death from the Isle of Man.

Scots Origins
A fully searchable index of Scottish birth and marriage records from 1553 to 1899, and death records from 1855 to 1899 available on the Internet. This is a pay-for-use service of the General Register Office of Scotland.

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