For all family history researchers the following information from the UK Society of Genealogists will be useful:
“As family historians know, the General Register Office for England and Wales (GRO) provides
free public access to the index of events for birth,marriage,death, civil
partnership, adoption and overseas records. This information is made available
in microfiche format at a number of libraries and record offices across England
The list of centres acting as host sites for the complete set of the GRO
indexes is being extended to provide greater geographic coverage and from 14
November will include Newcastle City Library.
Please note that from 28 October, the indexes will no longer be available to
view at the London Metropolitan Archives.
From the 14 November the list of centres holding a complete set of GRO indexes
including those for more recent events will be as follows -
- Birmingham Central
- Bridgend Local and
Family History Centre
- City of Westminster
- Manchester City Library
- Newcastle City Library
- Plymouth Central
- The British Library.
Further details on the records available can be found on the Directgovwebsite.“