Freereg, FreeUKGEN, FreeCEN and FreeBMD

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I’ve written before about Freereg but wanted to remind people about the sheer volume of records that can now be searched there and on the associated sites.

The FreeREG database contains 3,298,045 Marriages, 9,153,460 Baptisms and 6,303,253 Burials. On Wed 1 Feb 2012 FreeREG users did 26,714 searches!

What is possible with FreeREG is for an individual researcher to enter an ancestor’s name, specify a search for a baptism, marriage or burial, state a date range to search, state a county, (and optionally, narrow it down to one town or village), and then search the database for the match using those criteria.

FreeREG is a part of the FreeUKGEN Project and a companion to FreeBMD (which is a database of the GRO birth, marriage and death indexes from 1837} and FreeCEN (which is a database of census information).

If you haven’t searched these resources, do have a look, or even better – if you have an hour or two to spare why not volunteer to help?


About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough
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