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Free access to birth records?

Question by MiniMansfield

What websites will allow me to view records for free? I.e, Birth Certificates specifically..

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on 2013-02-06 11:24:51

MiniMansfield , from South Wales, Great Britain, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2013.

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by noggin on 2013-02-06 11:45:20

It depends on where you want to search. This site is ok but it will only give Birth/baptism. They are good for BMDs prior to 1837 when registration started :

www.familysearch.org (This covers a large area worldwide)

and this one is ok for the UK:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/index.htm (you can search by parish)

This site can be used for finding BMD registrations, it will not give parents names
and the year is subdivided into quarters, so no actual date of the event. You can use the details to purchase a cert, I think it is now about 10 so you need to be fairly sure before you purchase:

www.freebmd.org.uk/

The site below explains the registration,

http://www.solihull.gov.uk/webquest/pdf/FreeBMD.pdf

by mwg1 on 2013-02-07 19:51:43

In Australia you can try the following based on State;

ACT
http://www.ors.act.gov.au/community/births_deaths_and_marriages

NSW
http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/searchHistoricalRecords.htm

Queensland
https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m

Western Australia
http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx

by MiniMansfield on 2013-02-08 00:55:11

That's great thank-you. Just a pity I don't actually have any ancestors that I'm aware of who lived in Oz... Lol.

Much appreciated, so thanks.

by MiniMansfield on 2013-02-08 01:20:51

The info shared by noggin has been very useful. Although, I was shocked to hear one certificate is going to set me back 10 a piece!!!! Can't believe that!

The rootsweb site has been quite good & I have found a tiny handful with parents at the end, although none related me. I've established honestly not much from the records on that site, debating whether or not if it would be easier & cheaper to just subscribe to a genalogy site...

It's certainly not cheap building a family tree, is it!?!

Thank you for all your help...

by kdms on 2013-02-09 11:49:52

Try using the Family search site, I have got lots of information on here and they go back to 1540

by MiniMansfield on 2013-02-09 15:42:39

Okay will do, thank you...

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