BMDindex has more functionality not available on rival services. The Smart Search function performs a variety of useful look-ups based on the recorded data. The marriage entries have a reverse search facility of the spouse's surname in an entry, which enables you to instantly find first names.
The death registration search enables you to automatically locate the likely index pages with the birth of an individual based on the date of birth recorded in the death entry - this only works with males and spinsters. A similar facility is being added on the birth lookups to try to locate related family entries which should find likely siblings and any possible marriage for the mother. You can also search post-1984 entries by the birth date entries they contain.
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