GRO birth & death certificate details – new trial

The GRO has launched a further Pilot Test of certificate data in pdf format effective from today 12th October 2017. The announcement appears on their website at -
https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/login.asp

but details are included below -

General Register Office (GRO) - PDF Extended Pilot
The GRO is piloting a service from 12 October 2017 to provide portable document format (PDF) copies of digitised historical birth and death records. The pilot will run for a minimum of 3 months to enable GRO to assess the demand for this service over a prolonged period.

Applications for each PDF cost £6, must be made online, and include a GRO index reference.

England and Wales records which are available as PDFs in this extended pilot include:

Births: 1837 –1916
Deaths: 1837 –1957

Note: A PDF is not a certificate and has no “evidential” value, and therefore a certificate is required for official purposes, e.g. applying for a passport, driving licence or giving notice of marriage. 


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