For those new to family history research and looking to get hold of copies of birth, marriage or death certificates, it’s important to know how to go about this and to ensure you don’t fall into the trap of paying too much when ordering the certificates.
Ordering a certificate in England & Wales will cost you no more than £9.25 from the General Register Office or GRO, but there are private companies currently charging up to £25 for ordering certificates on your behalf.
Below are a selection of links of where to order birth, death or marriage certificates without paying any surcharges. If you have any other handy tips or links please do let us know!
General Register Office for England and Wales online ordering service current price £9.25
General Register Office for Ireland ordering service current price €20.00 plus postage
General Register Office Northern Ireland ordering service current price £14.00
Isle of Man General Registry ordering service current price £9.50