FreeREG logo FreeREG stands for Free REGisters.

Our objective is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, that have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K. FreeREG is a companion project to FreeBMD (a database of the GRO birth, marriage and death indexes from 1837) and FreeCEN (a database of census information).

On Thu 20 Oct 2016 FreeREG users did 1,182 searches. (Details)

IMPORTANT: A new version of FreeREG is ready for you to use.

This website was last updated 20th July 2015 and will not be updated with new transcriptions. Please try out our new Website for more records and more features.
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The latest version of FreeREG has all the search features you find here, plus all the records that have been added since 20th July 2015. By searching here, you are missing out on over 3,500,000 additional records our volunteers have transcribed over the last year. The latest version has a growing number of features which this version of FreeREG lacks – for example searching ‘nearby places’ and enhanced name-matching which will pick up name variants that soundex does not.

The new FreeREG is still in development, and there are more features to come. For example - you’ll not only be able to see which counties and parishes are complete or partially covered, but also see where we have images awaiting transcription, where we don’t (yet) have images to transcribe. We will also be indicating gaps – those registers which have been lost, or are too damaged to read – so you will be able to know that this data will not be available anywhere.

We are aware of the difficulties some users have with seeing and using the latest version of FreeREG. To be sure we make our website as accessible as possible, we have commissioned a specialist report from the Shaw Trust. We received the report in September 2016 and we will be implementing its findings, which include improving the contrast between text and background in many places. Once this has been done, we will close this version of FreeREG.

If you experience errors while using this old version of FreeREG please use our new wesite at FreeREG

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