The National Archives’ collection of nonconformist birth, marriage and death records from 1567 goes online for the first time.

A new partnership project between The National Archives and S&N Genealogy Supplies means that you can now access images of these records online. BMD Registers provides access to the non-parochial and nonconformist registers 1567-1840 held in RG 4 and RG 5.

The National Archives holds 5,000 registers of a huge variety of nonconformist congregations, including Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Protestant Dissenters (known as “Dr Williams Library”) and Independents. There are also registers from a small number of Roman Catholic communities.

Basic searching is free of charge, but there is a fee for advanced searching and to download images.