GRO Indexes move from LMA to Newcastle City Library

clip_image002Those of you who have used the GRO Indexes to births, marriages and deaths at the London Metropolitan Archive will find them missing on your next visit. The indexes are being moved to Newcastle City Library. However all is not lost as you can access the indexes by using on one of the computers in the library.

Of course if you wish to search the indexes at home and you don’t subscribe to Ancestry then you can use the excellent free website

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Press release from Find My Past

Leading UK family history website has today launched a quicker way to find the deaths of your ancestors, completing a two-year project to make the birth, marriage and death records of England and Wales easier to use. Over 1,000 people have worked on this project, rescanning 170 years of records and transcribing the quarter of a billion names they contain.

This final instalment means that over 85 million death records can now be searched with as little as a surname. This will return a list of individual names, so you’ll no longer need to search through pages of results to spot your ancestor. Finding a death record will take a fraction of the time that it used to.

For the first time ever, you can now search for your ancestors in the following records all at once:

· England & Wales deaths 1837-2006

· British nationals died overseas 1818-2005

· British nationals armed forces deaths 1796-2005

· British nationals died at sea 1854-1890 is the only place you can search these records in one go. So if you’ve tried without success to find your ancestor’s death record elsewhere, try again using our powerful new search.

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