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How to find birth records, marriage records and death records, England


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Do you know the county where your ancestor lived?*



I know the county

To search more localized sources, click on the county your ancestor lived in.






I do not know the county

To find the county where your ancestor lived choose an option below:

Census Search

England and Wales Census Records, 1841-1911

If your ancestor lived in England or Wales between 1841 and 1911 use the England and Wales censuses. The records may have the county where your ancestor was born.
Website Dates Description
www.familysearch.org Census Years 1841-1911 Complete Index and Images.
www.ancestry.com Census Years 1841-1911 Complete Index and Images ($)


Once the county is located, click on the heading above, I know the county to find the vital records of your ancestor.


England Jurisdiction Map



Once the county is located, click on the heading above, I know the county to find the vital records of your ancestor.











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* The England counties listed above are based on historic boundaries pre-1974. The records dating before 1974 are located within the information found in the historic counties. This practice better assists our patrons who are researching their ancestors before the modern time period.