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England Civil Registration

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To find a spouse in a marriage, use the fact that both parties will have the same reference numbers. Several of the websites that have the indexes do this automatically and list the possible partners (usually two or more). If you can find the couple in the census, you can usually determine the correct spouse.
'''Traditional Indexes'''. Formerly known as "St Catherine's Registers," Alphabeticallyalphabetically-arranged indexes were created by the GRO at the end of each quarter, for births, marriages and deaths. Images and searchable indexes of these appear on several sites. Coverage may not be 100%. Maiden name of mothers are not included before 1911.
*[ FreeBMD]. An ongoing project, accessible for free.
*[ FamilySearch]
*[ The Genealogist website] , [ Findmypast] & [], [] All these subscription sites also include the GRO Indexes. There may be value in searching multiple sites, due to occasional mis-transcriptions.
*The FamilySearch Catalog also contains these indexes {{FHL|47767|title-id|disp=''Index to the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, 1837-1980''.}}. Most years are only viewable on microfilm at the Family History Library, and the remainder only at a FHC or Affliate Affiliate Library.
See below for how to order the original once you have the index entry.
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