England and Wales: birth, marriage and death records for 1837-1983
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New surname and first name search facility on 1837online.com
As you may already be aware, we have been listening to your feedback and have re-indexed the entire birth, marriage and death records for 1837-1983, enabling you to now research your family tree by typing in the full surname of your relatives, as well as the full first name too.
Previously, if you had searched for a James Smith born between July and December in 1867, the search result would have returned a list of 12 images to view (costing a maximum of £1.20), as you had to search on the first three letters 'SMI'. Now that we have re-indexed the records and you are able to search on 'James Smith', the search results should return just 2 images (costing only 20p).
Search tip #1
When you first use the new search facility, you should note that the search results will be listed as follows:
Jul-Aug-Sep 1867 SMITH, George William - SMITH, John VIEW
Oct-Nov-Dec 1867 SMITH, Hannah - SMITH, John Fallows VIEW
These are the first and last names on these particular pages. You can see other names on these pages, such as James, that fall alphabetically between George William and John, or Hannah and John, once you have clicked on 'VIEW'.
Please note that the search results show the page or pages which may contain the index entry relating to the person you are looking for. There is no guarantee that a person of that name will be on each page in the search results.
Search tip #2
As your search is now undertaken by surname, you should no longer use just the first three letters of the surname, as the search engine will now treat that as the full surname. One exception to this is, of course, if your name only has three letters in it!
By enabling you to perform a more precise search, we hope you can now search for your ancestors more efficiently, more quickly and at a lower cost.
Free Trial with 1837online.com
If you have friends who are interested in tracing their ancestors and who have never used 1837online.com before, they can now see for free what the website offers. 1837online has earmarked certain pages on the website as free trial pages, allowing current customers and new visitors alike to view them at no charge. The free trial pages are as follows:
· Births in England and Wales during July, August and September 1868 for all surnames
· Deaths in England and Wales during January 1984 for all surnames
· Births, marriages and deaths overseas during 1870 for all surnames
These pages are available to all users at all times and you can view the records as many times as you want. New visitors are not required to disclose their credit or debit card details, or even to register on the site, until they are happy with the type of records available and until they actually decide to buy some units themselves.
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Civil registration of births, marriages and deaths was first proposed by Oliver Cromwell in the 1650s. But because the church was such a powerful entity, it took on the role of recording christenings and marriages in Parish Registers. Over the centuries, the increase in the number of non-conformist churches, and the persistence of Common Law marriages and unbaptised children, was increasingly perceived as a problem for the wealthy who needed to define inheritance and ownership.
This led to a House of Commons Committee recommending the introduction of a national system of registration and the introduction of a civil marriage. On July 1st, 1837, the new Registration Service began with 2,193 Registrars of Births and Deaths and 619 Superintendent Registrars. This compares with current levels of 1,026 Registrars of Births and Deaths and 380 Superintendent Registrars.
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: "The idea appears to have been of Spanish origin, Cardinal Ximenes having instituted, as archbishop of Toledo, registers of baptisms in 1497. They included, under the above order, baptisms, marriages and burials, which were to be recorded weekly. In 1597 it was ordered by the Convocation of Canterbury that parchment books should be provided for the registers and that transcripts should be made on parchment of existing registers on paper, and this order was repeated in the 7oth canon of 1603. The transcripts then made now usually represent the earl~st registers. It was further provided at both these dates that an annual transcript of the register should be sent to the bishop for preservation in the diocesan registry, which was the origin of the bishops transcripts. The Directory for the publique worship of God, passed by parliament in 1645, provided for the date of birth being also registered, and in August 1653, an Act of Barebones Parliament made a greater change, substituting civil parish registers (sic) for the clergy, and ordering them to record births, banns, marriages and burials. The register was also to publish the banns and a justice to perform the marriage. The register books were well kept under this civil system, but at the Restoration the old system was resumed.
A tax upon births, marriages and burials imposed in 1694 led to the clergy being ordered to register all births, apart from baptisms, but the act soon expired and births were not again registered till 1836. Lord Hardwickes Marriage Act (1q54), by its rigid provisions, increased the registration of marriages by the parochial clergy and prescribed a form of entry. In 1812 parish registers became the subject of parliamentary enactment, owing to the discovery of their deficiencies. Roses Act provided for their safer custody, for efficien"