What Records are available for England and Wales?
There are two types of certificates that you can order through our service.
- Certified Birth, Death & Marriage Certificate (Certificate)
- Uncertified PDF Birth & Death Certificates (Printout)
The information is the same, but the price, turnaround and availability differs. See below for more information.
Uncertified English Certificate – Printout
A Photo copy of the original registration.
Available for Births from 1837- 1919.
Available for Deaths from 1837 – 1957.
A great resource for Family History purposes. Cannot be used for legal purposes.
Certified English Certificates
Official Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates from the GRO.
Beginning in the July-September Quarter of 1837.
Can be used for Legal purposes.
What information is provided on an English Certificate?
|Date and Place of Birth||Date of Death||Date of Marriage|
|Father’s Name and Occupation||Place of Death – Full Address||Name of Bride & Groom|
|Mother’s Married and Maiden name||Names and Sex of deceased||Age: |
Minor = under 21; Full = 21 and over
|Date Registered||Age (may be estimated for older people)||Bachelor/Spinster, Widow/er, Divorcee|
|Name and Address of Informant||Occupation for Men and Single Women. |
Name of Spouse for Married Women
|Any name given at Baptism, |
reported to the Registrar after registration
|Cause of Death||Residence (not always full the address)|
|Nature and Duration of Illness||Father’s Name and Occupation|
|Medical Attendant’s name||Marriage by Banns or License|
|Date Registered||Denomination of the Church|
|Name and Address of Informant||Couples Signature or Mark|
|Corrections or Additional Details||Witnesses, their signature or Mark|
* 1851-1911 Census may provide additional information, not recorded in certificates.
What do I need to provide to make an order?
We need the GRO (General Registry Office) reference number in order to apply for a certificate. This reference number includes the Name, Year, Quarter, District, Volume and Page number.
What is the Turnaround?
Please note that due to COVID-19 there may be some delay with ordering overseas certificates
Allow 3-4 weeks for the Certified Certificates
1-2 weeks for the Uncertified Certificates (PDFs)
Uncertified certificates can be returned by e-mail. certificates returned to you by regular post, or by registered mail (see form for price details).