Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates
General Register Office
The GOV.UK website provides links to information related to births, deaths and marriages.
The General Register Office also known as the GRO maintain the national archive of Birth, Marriage
and Death Certificates for England and Wales. Certificates date back to 1st July 1837, when Civil Registration began.
There are separate registration offices for:
Other Sites connected with Civil Registration
- Free BMD
- This is an ongoing project to transcribe the Civil Registration Indexes of Births,
Marriages and Deaths, otherwise known as the GRO
Indexes and is free. If you would like to help transcribe for this project, you can find more details at:
- Find my Past
- Online scans of the GRO Indexes, amongst
other records including census and passenger lists. You will need to purchase 'credits'
to view the scans of records, although the indexes are free to search.
- Civil Registration
- GENUKI provides information
on how certificates can be obtained from the Local Register Offices in Devon.
There is also an index of the towns and parishes covered by each of the
Devon Registration Districts.
- Certificate Exchange
- A site where you can share unwanted birth, marriage and death certificates, wills and other documents.
- UK BMD
links to websites that have online transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths
and census information. You can select by county to view the links provided.