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England and Wales Birth 1921-1983
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For the period 1837 to 1865 & 1921 to 1983 the images are partially transcribed on surname and forename range. i.e. the first surname and first forename and the last surname and last forename on the images. Please note that this period is not fully transcribed and therefore not all features are available. For example Districts, Mother's Maiden Name, Spouse's Maiden Name, Date of Birth and Age at Death are not available. However this does allow you to search for family relatives and the database will locate all those images where the surname may appear. It will usually display one page per quarter per year. You will then have to view the image to see whether your family relative appears on those particular pages.

There is no charge for the search results page for the period 1837-1865 & 1921-1983 although there is a small charge for viewing the images.

For example if we are looking for John Murray's Birth in 1921 Jul/Aug/Sept the 3rd quarter. Enter John Murray the year and quarter, there is 1 result and the first name on the page is James Murray and the last name is George Musgrave click on view image to verify this information and locate John Murray's name as his name will appear in alphabetical order between the two names.

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1837-1865 - Searchable on Surname range and Browseable with images of the GRO Index
1866-1920 - Fully Searchable on any criteria with images of the GRO Index
1921-1983 - Searchable on Surname range and Browseable with images of the GRO Index
1984-2005 - Fully Searchable on any criteria (no page images available)


Birth Index 1921-1983 England & Wales

General Register Office, GRO. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England.

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