What websites will allow me to view records for free? I.e, Birth Certificates specifically..
MiniMansfield , from South Wales, Great Britain, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2013.
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:
The site below explains the registration,
In Australia you can try the following based on State;
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.
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...
Try using the Family search site, I have got lots of information on here and they go back to 1540
Okay will do, thank you...
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