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Lesley Report 28 Apr 2013 15:52

When I watch the TV programme 'Who do you think you are?' The person is allowed to see copies of Birth and Marriage Certificates etc, but access to images of those is not available to us on here. Why is that??

Lesley :-S


Guinevere Report 28 Apr 2013 15:53

They have been bought by researchers - we can buy them as well.



maggiewinchester Report 28 Apr 2013 15:54

I think they are purchased by researchers before the programme goes out.
In earlier episodes, if a new link was discovered, the certificates were occasionally sent to the person.


jax Report 28 Apr 2013 15:55

certs purchased here £9.25 each


ChrisofWessex Report 28 Apr 2013 15:58

In any of the Records Offices you can see (when I was going there) marriage certs on fiche - probably on PC. Also details of christening and burial.

You can photocopy them - I preferred this especially with marriages as it was a copy of the original, complete with your relative's signature.


Lesley Report 28 Apr 2013 15:58

Thanks :-D


Elizabeth2469049 Report 28 Apr 2013 16:32

You can find indices to these certificates on Free BMD which will give the registration number as a reference to use. Only use the address or the local Record Office - other genealogical sites offer to get them for you but charge more than double.