Surname Forum Activity
A friend sent me this URL for www.freebmd.org.uk
The first page says:
“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. The transcribing of the records is carried out by teams of dedicated volunteers and contains index information for the period 1837-1983. PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE NOT YET TRANSCRIBED THE WHOLE INDEX.
The FreeBMD Database was last updated on Fri 3 Dec 2010 and currently contains 194,153,764 distinct records (247,268,145 total records).”
I searched on the surname “Munnelly” (the original surname for many Manleys with Irish roots) and found over 100 entries – and other spelling variations may yield even more.
Since many Irish emigrants went to England and Wales during the famine years, as well as coming to the US, this is a great resource for those looking for Irish ancestors with the Manley surname.
Reminder: the sale on y-DNA tests at www.familytreedna.com is still in effect until December 31, 2010. You must join a “project” such as the Munley/Manley Surname Project in order to get the sale prices. Send me a note if you need more information.