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Explore millions of online marriage records from Britain and beyond. Do the names of your ancestors appear within Findmypast's ever-growing collection of birth, marriage and death records (BMDs)?

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Official government marriage records (1837- 2005)

Civil marriage records have been registered by the British government since 1837. All of the British marriage records on Findmypast are fully name-indexed, which makes finding your family quick and simple. Marriage records are essential for building your family tree. They reveal the names, ages and occupations of each spouse, and usually include their fathers' names.

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Church parish marriage records (1538- 2018)

Parish marriage registers were first introduced in Britain way back in 1538. Details of family milestones, like baptisms, banns, marriages and burials, are hidden in handwritten volumes, digitised and published on Findmypast. Just like civil marriage records, church marriage registers can reveal unique details about your ancestors. What's more, the power of parish records could help you take your family story back to medieval times.

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While online marriage indexes give you all the details you need, marriage certificates can reveal even more.

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Civil records began in 1837 while parish registers can date back to 1538 - head over to the blog for all the must-know info about marriage records.

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How to order a marriage certificate online

Once you've found what you're looking for within our marriage records collection, you may want to order a copy of the original marriage certificate online. Through the government website, you can place an order with the General Register Office (GRO). While civil marriage registers contain key information like both spouses' names and when they were married, a marriage certificate is a full record of the union.

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Our civil birth records span back to the early 19th century, while you can search parish baptism records from as early as 1538.

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Glean key details about a person's death using our death and burial records, which cover over 500 years of Britain's history.

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