Useful Information & Help


Social networking with

Category - Social Networking

Social networking with 

Create, build, connect and share your Family History adds a unique and free social networking features to link members and family historians together.

The free features allow members to create an online profile, connect with friends, send messages and add comments to existing records. Members can comment on each others submissions. 



Create My Homepage

Category - Create My Homepage

Create My Home Page it is very quick and very easy.

Simply follow the 4easy steps shown below:

1. Register as normal using your email address

2. Go to My Account which you will find on the menu bar

3. Set up a Profile and enter a profile name of your choice and other interests

4. All you need to do now is in My Account select Add Home Page - complete the fields and build your home page, the page will appear immediately. That's it.



Search Features & Benefits BMDs

Search Features & Benefits for BMD Indexes

New Search feature - Age at Death GRO Deaths includes an "about Birth date" have introduced a new search aid when searching the GRO (General Register Office) Deaths Indexes from 1866 - 1920 and now includes an "about Birth date" for easier searching and matching.

Many of you asked for enhanced search features at the Family History Show 2008 and we are already working on these. One of them is the "About Birth date" for the GRO death results from 1866 - 1920. The records already provide the Age at Death however it is no longer necessary to try and calculate the approximate Birth date, we have done this for you.



Getting Started - GRO BMD Indexes - Getting Started with the GRO BMD Indexes
by © David Tippey 2006

This article was written by author and genealogist David Tippey as a helpful guide on how to get started in family history on the website. The article covers the General Register Office GRO Indexes for England & Wales as these were the first records to be added to the site, the later databases (Parishes, Overseas, Military and Census records) and website features are not reviewed in this article.


How to search the BMD Indexes

There are three types of Databases on where records have been fully transcribed, partially transcribed on a "surname range" basis and browseable records with images.

Fully transcribed records means every record in that dataset has been fully transcribed manually (from an image) including last name, forename, district, year etc. enabling faster and accurate searching