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The Isle of Man BMDs

Discussion in 'Isle of Man' started by Jennie, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Jennie

    Jennie LostCousins Member

    ManxBMD provides a search from 1877-1979 for Civil Registration certificates based on these three events either by year, surname or district to the location of that record. The index entries will give you the year, surname, given names and the area where registered. For deaths, the age at death is also included. These records can also be found on Ancestry.com and if the years are suitable for you, if may be save money to view here first as a guide.

    I have not yet established the reason for one of my families moving to the Isle of Man from Lincoln, Lincolnshire and then becoming locally termed as a ‘Come-Over’ family, but do know it was a popular steamship travel destination. Just in Douglas alone, in 1870 there were 60,000 visitors annually, by 1884, this had grown to 182,000. In 1887, 310,916 visited for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.
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  2. Bee

    Bee LostCousins Superstar

    In the Isle of Man compulsory civil registration did not begin until 1877 for births and deaths and 1884 for marriages. Does anyone know whether there are any parish records pre these dates available online ?
  3. Heather

    Heather LostCousins Member

    Bee, Family Search has parish records for the Isle of Man 1598 to 1950
  4. Bee

    Bee LostCousins Superstar

    Thank you Heather. Now why didn't I think of the obvious answer!

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