Welcome to the Lancashire BMD web site, part of the UKBMD group of Family History and Genealogy web sites.
The Register Offices in the county of Lancashire, England, hold the original records of births, marriages and deaths back to the start of civil registration in 1837.
The county's Family History Societies are collaborating with the local Registration Services to make the indexes to these records freely searchable via the Internet.
Although the indexes are not yet complete for all years and districts, we hope that the database will eventually cover all Lancashire births, marriages and deaths from 1837.
The menus at the top give access to all the sections of this web site. To visit all the other web sites which are placing original registrars' indexes on-line click on the UKBMD logo below. UKBMD also has a Multi-Region Search feature which can be used to search several BMD sites in one go if you are not sure of the area that your ancestors were from.
If you have any comments or queries regarding this web-site, or wish to contact us, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
From 20 October 2014 registers for births, marriages and deaths registered before 1915 will be transferred the Archives at Manchester Central Library from where certificates will be issued. Further registers will be transferred each year such that registers completed more than 100 years ago will in future be held at the Archives. Registers will, however, remain closed to public view. Online orders will be automatically steered to the correct location and the correct ordering address will automatically be inserted in the postal certificate order forms generated by LancashireBMD. If you wish to place an order in person, then you are advised to check the LancashireBMD index first to establish at which centre to place your order.
Free Online Tutorials on how to get the best from these Local BMD websites can be found on the UKBMD website's Tutorials page.
Births searches have now been updated to allow you to search by mother's maiden name only.