Can you search UK marriage records online?
Search for Marriage Records in the UK
Marriage records are one of the most accessible record types in the UK. Historical and current data are available from multiple sources. The easiest way to locate marriage records in the UK is online through a private database.
How do I find marriage records for free UK?
FreeBMD provides free access to births, marriage and deaths records for England and Wales. This resource is ideal for those beginning their family history research. Our free search engine is easy to use, providing a simple, thorough tool for both novice and experienced ancestry researchers.
When did marriage records start in UK?
1 July 1837
Legislation was passed to create a civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths for England and Wales and, for registering the same for British subjects abroad. England and Wales registration began on 1 July 1837, and covered births, marriages, divorces and deaths.
How do I find marriage records in England?
You can order birth, adoption, marriage, civil partnership and death certificates from the General Register Office ( GRO ) to help you research your family history and family tree. GRO has all the records registered in England and Wales from July 1837. You’ll need to look at parish records to trace back further.
How can I access public records UK?
Members of the public should simply ask the public authority which currently holds the information for access to it. Some records are ‘retained’ by government departments. Retention means that a department requests the right to keep back from transfer a record that is over 30 years old.