The Brougham GRO Index of births, marriages and deaths
On 1 July 1837 the civil registration of births, deaths and marriages started in England & Wales. The responsibility for collecting this information rested with the General Register Office (GRO). District offices would produce two copies of the registration, one was retained locally, and the other sent to the central office in London once a quarter or when their books were complete. The central office indexed these which led to the GRO Index. The index is usually the first starting point for genealogists in locating the births and deaths of their ancestors. The index provides the year and quarter of the registration event and then subsequently allows a copy of the relevant certificate to be purchased. The index is currently being transcribed by volunteers and the database today can be found at FreeBMD. The index is also freely available at many libraries and family history research centres on Microfiche,
Peter Brougham Wyly (1922 - 2010) spent many years going through the index and documenting the records of all Brougham's he came across. His research provides an invaluable resource for any genealogist researching the Brougham family. Peter's index was formatted by David Brougham in to MS Excel and is being made available here for the benefit of all Brougham genealogists.
The work may contain inaccuracies due to the difficulties of transcribing from Microfiche records based on hand written documents. Researchers are advised to validate any information with the original records themselves.
Brougham GRO Index.xls
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