Births and baptisms

Records in this collection

From Netherthorpe to Framlingham, Bere Regis to Bombay, our collection of Birth and Parish Baptism records reaches not only the farthest flung reaches of the United Kingdom, but also covers British nationals born overseas between 1818 and 2005 and armed forces births since 1761, as well as those born at sea from 1854.

And, with every UK birth since 1837 now fully name indexed and searchable, finding your ancestors has been made much easier.

For research pre-1837, you will find our Parish records invaluable – now dating back as far as 1538, with millions of records already available. The project is ongoing, with new records and new parishes constantly being added to our collection.

Of course, before you begin to research birth and baptism records it's always worth reading our experts’ advice and tips on how to get the most from them. You can find them here:

Expert advice on researching birth records

Expert advice on researching parish baptism records