The BMD Indexes: 4 Things to Consider

Searching for your ancestor’s records in the birth, marriage and death indexes is, in the most part, straightforward.  However, occasionally the entry can prove elusive.  The elusive entry could be down to something as simple as a misspelt surname.  Other explanations could be when searching further back, errors on census records, whether they are deliberate

The BMD Registers: What are they and how do you search them?

Researching your family history is rewarding and exciting.  Discovering where your family originate from provides a feeling like nothing else. A vital thing part of the research, though, is learning what records are available to you. Civil Registration in England and Wales for births, marriages and deaths began on 1st July 1837. However, enforcement was