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FREEReg for Parish Record Searches in the UK

The FreeREG Project's objective is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, which have been extracted from parish registers and non-conformist church records in the UK. The recording of baptisms, marriages and burials in parish registers began in England in 1538.

This is a part of the FreeUKGEN Project and companion project to FreeBMD, which is a database of the GRO birth, marriage and death indexes from 1837.

Records are to be made freely available through a search engine only, not as complete sets of data for a church. For complete transcriptions, where available, refer to the local County Records Offices, or Family History Societies.

The FreeREG database is just a finding tool. It should not be considered to be *proof*, or indeed that it is always 100% accurate, or contains all of the information in the actual register. Once you have found a record, then write to the relevant Family History Society or County Record Office, who, for a small fee, will obtain a print from the original register for you. In many cases you can also purchase a full transcript of the register from the FHS.

Search now at http://freereg.rootsweb.com/


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The freereg.rootsweb.com site has shown potential for quite a while but when will the site be searchable? The search page hasn't been updated for 5 years!! Is there any way to get information from this site?

The search "engine" for FREEREG is not operative, nor has it ever been. If one goes to the end of the FREEREG page that becomes very evident.

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