Genealogy UK Records Archives


How to Research your family in England and Wales

Rootsweb Guide to Tracing English and Welsh ancestors
Since July 1, 1837, every birth, death, and marriage has been required to be registered with the central government. This registration is being transcribed and indexed and is known online as the FreeBMD



UK Records Resources


England

The Family Records Centre

1 Mydlleton Street
Islington
LONDON EC1R 1UW

 
Tel: 0181 392 5300
Overseas: 44 181 392 5300


Public Record Office
Ruskin Ave
Kew
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 4DU
ENGLAND

Tel: 0181 392 5200
Overseas: 44 181 392 5200
FAX: 0181 392 5286
Overseas: 44 181 392 5286

Email: enquiry@pro.gov.uk

The general registration of births, marriages and deaths started in 1837 in England and Wales. This was later expanded in 1927 to also include still births, and adoptions.  The information was held at St.Catherine's House until 1997.

 





Family History Centers:

  • Locations
  • English Records

     


    Scotland

    Scottish Record Office
    H.M. General Register House
    Princes Street
    Edinburgh
    EH1 3YY
    SCOTLAND



    Civil Registration

    General Register Office for Scotland
    Ladywell House
    Ladywell Road
    Edinburgh
    EH12 7TF
    SCOTLAND



    General Register Office for Scotland
    New Register House
    Edinburgh
    EH1 3YT
    SCOTLAND

    Archives, Libraries, Museums

    National Library of Scotland
    Department of Manuscripts
    George IV Bridge
    Edinburgh
    EH1 1EW
    SCOTLAND

    Tel: 0131 226 531; 0131 459 4531
    Overseas: 44 131 226 531; 44 131 459 4531
    FAX: 0131 220 6662
    Overseas: 44 131 220 6662

    Societies

    The Scottish Genealogy Society
    15 Victoria Terrace
    Edinburgh
    EH1 2JL
    SCOTLAND

    Tel: 0131 220 3677
    Overseas: 44 0131 220 3677
    FAX: 070707 13411
    Overseas: 44 70707 13411
    Email: scotgensoc@sol.co.uk




    Family History Centers:

  • Locations
  • Scottish Records

     


    Wales

    Archives, Libraries, Museums

    National Library of Wales
    Aberystwyth
    Ceredigion
    SY23 3BU
    WALES

    Tel: 01970 632800
    Overseas: 44 1970 632800
    FAX: 01970 615709
    Overseas: 44 1970 615709
    Email: holi@llgc.org.uk



    Family History Centers:

  • Locations
  • Welsh Records



    Northern Ireland

    Record Office(s)

    Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
    66 Balmoral Avenue
    Belfast
    BT9 6NY
    NORTHERN IRELAND

    Tel: 01232 251318
    Overseas: 44 1232 251318
    FAX: 01232 255999
    Overseas: 44 1232 255999
    Email: proni@doeni.gov.uk

    Societies

    North of Ireland Family History Society
    c/o School of Education
    69 University Street
    Belfast
    BT7 1HL
    NORTHERN IRELAND


    Family History Centers:
  • Locations
  • Northern Ireland Records

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