Posted by on 21 April 2011 in Company News, General, Record Collections

You may be aware that there’s a wedding taking place next week on the 29th April. It seems like the whole world is looking forward to Kate and William’s happy day. At the same time, we’re giving you the chance to look back – at equally memorable occasions in your own family’s past.

For nine days, from the 21st to the 30th April, everyone will have completely free access to our England & Wales Marriage Indexes, 1837-2005.

The free access will include both our fully-searchable transcriptions and the scanned images of the record indexes. You’ll be able to enter your ancestors’ names and your best guesses of dates and places, and then uncover details of some of the happiest and most momentous days in your family history.

You can then use the information in these record indexes to buy your forebears’ marriage certificates. These are packed with extra details about their lives, and their fathers’.

While you’re waiting for your free access, take the time to build your family tree at The more names you can add, the more you’ll be able to uncover in the Marriage Indexes. Speak to older relatives and see what they remember about previous generations because every little detail can help.

As you add your best guesses of dates and places, we’ll automatically search for your ancestors in our other records – including the Marriage Indexes. Then we’ll give you some handy hints to get help get you started today!

Find out more about our Marriage Indexes.


Martin James 

Yet again paying members don’t benefit from this free giveaway, census records last month, now marriage records, what next free access to birth records on the birth a first born child of saod couple.

What are you going to give to your loyal subscribers, a bigger discount on renewal would be nice.

21 April 2011 at 10:07 am

It’s great to get access to the Marriage records but not very helpful that we can’t attach these newly found records to people already in our trees!

21 April 2011 at 12:44 pm
Teresa Moy 

No benefit to us!

21 April 2011 at 6:53 pm
Sheila Davis 

I agree – no benefit to subscribers.

22 April 2011 at 2:55 pm