Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Updated England and Wales birth records available on Ancestry

Ancestry is especially great for those of researching the UK side of the family. Ancestry has recently announced via its new databases link and blog (in part):

At the end of January Ancestry.com made 134 million General Records Office (GRO) UK birth records for England and Wales dating from 1837 to 2005 available online for the first time, fully searchable by name, registration date and district. This was done as an update to the existing England & Wales Birth Index collection. Ancestry is working to also fully index the GRO Marriage and Death indexes. When complete, more than 250 million individual birth, marriage and death (BMD) records will be searchable.

England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915

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