Beginning with Cheshire in 2000 at the latest count 11 regions of the country
now use a suite of programs that have become to be known as the UKBMD system.
Each is similarly styled and allows users to search a database of registrars'
indexes to births, marriages and deaths to assist in family tree research.
These sites all use databases based on multiple text files, along side of
Berkeley databases which provide a final level of indexing.
Perl scripts originally controlled the main searching of each data set and the Perl DBD/DBI provided access to the Berkeley databases. As of 2017 these are being replaced by migrating the search code to PHP7 and the databases to SQLite3
All of the Local BMD sites can be searched in one go using the Multi-region search page which is implemented using PHP and the PHP Client URL library.
- UKBMD's Multi-region Search
- Bath BMD
- Berkshire BMD
- Cheshire BMD
- Cumbria BMD
- Lancashire BMD
- North Wales BMD
- Shropshire BMD
- Stafforshire BMD
- West Midlands BMD
- Wiltshire BMD
- Yorkshire BMD
South Cheshire Family History Society
This site is no longer active, but is mentioned as this was my first award winning site, having won the Federation of Family History Society Web Award in 2002.