Friday, 8 August 2014

UKBMD's Local BMD Project seeks volunteers


The Local BMD project, which has been running for over 10 years, involves volunteers working with local Register Office staff to create online indexes of births, marriages and deaths from 1837.

The Local BMD indexes are more accurate than those held by the General Register Office (and others available online) because they are compiled from the original registers held locally and not from the quarterly returns that were submitted to the GRO by local register offices. Additionally, the Local BMD indexes identify where each event took place and may also include the mother’s maiden name for births, names of
both partners plus the name of the church or venue for marriages, and ages at death for deaths.

So far only a small proportion of the transcribing is complete, and the next phase of the Local BMD initiative is to seek help expanding all aspects of the project.

If you would like to know more about this project and how you can help, visit

Links to all the current Local BMD websites can be found on the UKBMD website at


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