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Downloading Birth, Marriage and Death copies

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Bazil Report 16 Jul 2012 13:55

As I'm new(ish) to this,(now I've retired) and perhaps I've missed something, but as we can download the Census forms, why can't we download the Birth, Marriage and Death certs as well.



GlitterBaby Report 16 Jul 2012 14:24

You can the Scottish ones on scotlandspeople but not England or Wales


SylviaInCanada Report 16 Jul 2012 20:32

You cannot download them because GR does not "own" them in any way.

Thye use the GRO Indexes as shown on FindMyPast, ancestry, or for free on

You cannot see the details of any certificate from England and Wales other than by buying said certificate.

For future advice .............. NEVER buy an English or Welsh certificate from any other site than the following one, which is the official site. All other sites charge much more .... some charge as much as £25 or £30.

Certificates from GRO will cost £9.25, including p&p, whether within the UK or overseas.

GRO is shorthand for General Register Office

You have to register, but it is free.



LadyScozz Report 17 Jul 2012 02:34

If you get documents from Scotland's People, right click on the document, then you can email it