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Welcome, fellow genealogists! My blog will teach you about U.S. land records and United Kingdom research. My family has roots in Niagara County, New York; Norfolk, England; and northeast Germany.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wisdom Wednesday- UK & Ireland Civil Registration

Country
Civil Registration Began*
Records Access
England
1837
The Indexes:
The National Archives
Kew, Richmond, Surrey
TW9 4DU

Order Certificates:
General Register Office
PO Box 2, Southport
Merseyside  PR8 2JD (by mail)

Wales
1837
Same as above, but also district
Registries in Wales. See the Index in person at:
National Library of Wales
Penglais, Aberystwyth
Dyfed 2Y23 3BU

Scotland

1855
General  Register Office for Scotland
New Register House
Edinburgh EH1 3YT
www.gro-scotland.gov.uk will direct you to:

Ireland

1864
From 1845-Present - Protestant Marriage Records
General Register Office of Ireland
Irish Life Centre
Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1

Northern Ireland
1864
From 1845-Present - Protestant Marriage Records
General Register Office of Northern Ireland
Oxford House
49/55 Chichester Street
Belfast, BT1 4HL


©2012, Susan Lewis Well
*Civil registration is the government recording of vital records, a U.S. term. In the UK, they are known as BMD certificates.  Civil Registration Indexes list alphabetically all the births, all the marriages and all the deaths in a three month period and the book and page where the certificate can be found.  Before ordering a certificate from the GROs, you need the book and page found in the Index.
Records before the beginning of civil registration were kept by churches and included christenings, marriages and burials.                                                                                                                                                                                                

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