Saturday, 11 May 2019

Staffordshire BMD indexes added to Ancestry

Just added to Ancestry (

Staffordshire, England, Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes, 1837-2017
Source: Indexes of births, civil marriages and death records for the administrative area of Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council, Stafford, Staffordshire.

About Staffordshire, England, Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes, 1837-2017

Country wide civil registration of births, marriages and deaths commenced on 1 July 1837 in England and Wales. Registration took place at local civil registrar offices which in turn reported to the Registrar General at the General Register Office (GRO) in London. This national index to vital records is an essential source of genealogical information for family historians. This collection comprises indexes of civil registrations from Staffordshire, excluding the City of Stoke-on-Trent, reported quarterly to the General Register Office (GRO) in London. This index spans the years between 1837 and 2017.

The indexes for the three events are divided into volumes by year and names are listed alphabetically. Once an entry in one of the indexes is found, you are then able to use that information to order of copy of a death, marriage, or birth certificate from the GRO. Information that can be obtained from the birth marriage and death index includes, where available:

Maiden name of mother
Date of event
Death Age
Place of Marriage
Registration district (each county in England and Wales was divided up into registration districts; jurisdictions are organized and appear as they existed at the time the record was created)


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