Birth, marriage and deaths are key events that mark the milestones of our lives. Since 1837, these events throughout England and Wales have been recorded in official registers. The indexes to these registers form the foundations of family history research, as they let you piece together your ancestors’ lives, and uncover generation after generation.
We provide you with the complete national indexes from 1837 to 2005. These indexes are fully searchable, which means you simply need to enter a forebear’s details, and we’ll provide you with the most likely matches.
Plus, once you’ve found your relatives in the indexes, you can order their birth, marriage and death certificates, with crucial extra details about their lives and families, direct from Ancestry.co.uk – simply click the Order link from the record page.