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 Scotland ordering service
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
TheGenealogist has now completed transcribing birth, marriage and death records for England and Wales giving a third of a billion fully searchable records. These are also linked into their unique ‘SmartSearch’ facility taking you through a person’s life events.
This release marks the completion of a hugely successful project for TheGenealogist, now providing family historians with fully transcribed BMD records dating back to the start of civil registration in 1837.
What makes this unique is the linked in ‘SmartSearch’ feature, which makes life even easier for the family historian.
Mark Bayley, Head of Online Content, explains: “The transcriptions allow us to harness the full power of ‘SmartSearch’ and allow our users to swiftly jump from one record to the next. It’s now possible to move through your ancestral line with unparalleled speed. No other site makes searching for your ancestors so straightforward.”
There’s more details on the completion of this project at www.TheGenealogist.co.uk