Monday, December 17, 2007


FreeBMD Home Page:

"The recording of births, marriages and deaths was started 1 July 1837 and is one of the most significant resources for genealogical research in England and Wales.

The transcribing of the records is carried out by teams of dedicated volunteers and contains index information for the period 1837-1983."

FreeBMD are currently transcribing 1927 marriages and although over 2 million new records were uploaded in the last month it is anticipated that FreeBMD will not start transcribing the Index for 1940 onwards until sometime in 2009.

A breakdown of work done by event and year can be viewed here

FreeBMD Signup:
"In order to transcribe for the FreeBMD project you need to join a Syndicate. A Syndicate is a group of people, led by one or more coordinators, who are transcribing a range of records for the FreeBMD project.

The coordinator will help you in getting started transcribing for the project."

The FreeBMD Database was last updated on Sat 15 Dec 2007
and currently contains 142,986,702 distinct records (183,678,204 total records).

On Sun 16 Dec 2007 FreeBMD users did 159,233 searches. (More information)

FreeBMD is kindly sponsored by RootsWeb, and The Bunker.


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