There are a growing number of indexes produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and hundreds of other dedicated family historians who willingly share them with fellow researchers, some for free and others for fees.
The Church produces the International Genealogical Index (IGI) which contains millions of parish and other record entries. It can be viewed in all the Family History Centres belonging to the Church.
Offices and local studies libraries generally hold their own county section and it can also be found at the Society of Genealogists and many other places.
The LDS have now put the IGI on the Internet. It must be strongly emphasised that the IGI is by no means complete. If you find “links”, use them as a guide and please check the original records! It is very important to remember that whenever indexes are used it is always essential to check with the original sources, for any indexes are not always 100% reliable or complete.