Lear how to use UK genealogy site Findmypast.co.uk to its fullest advantage.
Anyone Who’s researching English ancestors knows that 1837 is Year Zero for UK genealogy: the beginning of official registration of births, marriages and deaths. Prior to that year, genealogists have to rely on church records and other sources. But after July 1, 1837, you can search for your family in General Register Office indexes, then order copies of the original certificates of birth, marriage or death.
No wonder, then, that the Findmypast.co.uk website was originally known as 1837online.com. Its founding mission was to bring those 1837-and-onward vital records indexes to genealogists via the internet.