openBMD is a multi-platform desktop application for the transcription of Birth, Marriage and Death (BMD) index records as part of the FreeBMD project to transcribe the Civil Registration index for England and Wales.


  • Multi-platform - works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
  • Easy to use grid-like interface, familiar to users of WinBMD
  • Auto-completion of surnames and forenames for fast data entry
  • Intelligent auto-capitalisation
  • District suggestion and management for accurate and efficient data entry

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Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop, by End-User Class

User Interface

Carbon (Mac OS X), Gnome, Win32 (MS Windows)

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