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Advertisement Welcome to FreeBMD. FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers). To search the records that have so far been transcribed by FreeBMD click on the Search button below. The recording of births, marriages and deaths was started in 1837 and is one of the most significant resources for genealogical research.

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Parish registers & Online Transcriptions Archive Looking for a particular name? Select a parish and select baptism, marriage or burial and then Press CTRL+F and type in the name required What this means is that as well as transcriptions completed by ourselves, we will also include entries from volunteer transcribers.

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A Foreigner’s Guide to the Polish Alphabet The Polish alphabet has 32 letters, nine of which are unique. Considering that some of the letters form digraphs and even one trigraph, this adds up to a total of 17 signs, which you‘ll unfortunately have to learn by heart. On the other hand, once you know them all, you’ll be able to pronounce any Polish word. The Polish language has always had issues with the Latin alphabet. Ever since the 12th century, when the language first started to be written down in the Latin script, scribes were struggling to fit the mind-boggling abundance of Slavic phonology (estimated at that time to comprise 12 vowels and 33 consonants) into the 23 letters of the Latin alphabet.

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