The Register Offices in the county of Yorkshire, England, hold the original records of births, marriages and deaths back to the start of civil registration in 1837.
The county's Family History Societies are collaborating with the local Registration Services to make the indexes to these records freely searchable via the Internet and work to this end has been underway since 2002.
For the purposes of registering Births and Deaths, Yorkshire was divided into a number of Registrars' Sub-Districts, which could cover anything from part of a large town, up to a group of several dozen rural parishes. The boundaries of these areas have changed frequently over the years since 1837, and as a result many birth and death records have been transferred between different register offices.
The website contains coverage content which is regularly updated as well as detail of the subdistrict in which the birth, marriage and death was registered.
It is also possible to follow the updates page or to subscribe to receive email notification of updates to the index as volunteer indexers add new material.
The indexes are produced to enable search by year of event rather than by year of registration and it is possible by clicking on a reference link to produce a printed request for certificate or in some districts to make an online application for certificate.
To make a birth search in the county follow the Birth Indexes Search instructions
To make a marriage search follow the Marriage Indexes Search instructions
To make a death search follow the Death Indexes Search instructions