Ancestry adds Isle of Man BMD Index

Ancestry sourced this new collection from ManxBMD,  a database of 349,789 index entries for civil registration in the Isle of Man. Civil registration began in 1849 but was not compulsory until 1878 (1884 for marriages).

The index provides birth year, surname, name, district, vol, entry, and notes for births.

For marriages, the year, surname, name, place of marriage, district, and further details are given.

For deaths: year, surname, name, age, district, vol, page, entry,  where from, notes.

Information on how to order certificates and fees, which increase on 1 April, is at

Ancestry, Findmypast, MyHeritage and FamilySearch have other IOM databases which give additional information for a more limited timeframe, such as parents for births/baptisms and spouse for marriages. 

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