PRICE OF UK BIRTH, MARRIAGE & DEATH CERTIFICATES
From 16th February 2019 the cost of UK certificates will be £11.00 for normal copies and £7.00 for the PDF version.* If you do not provide the full reference there is an extra charge of £3.00.
You can find the reference from various family history websites but you should only order the certificate via the official GRO website www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates. Ordering via other websites will usually cost considerably more. The reference consists of:
However, unless you want the birth date, specific address and/or mother’s maiden surname, you can often find enough information for you records from sources such as baptism registers and census entries, thus saving costs. This is especially true when looking for information on siblings of your direct ancestor.
* The GRO has been piloting a service providing PDF copies of birth and death records. The pilot, originally extended to July 2018, has now been extended further to continue to assess longer term demand and there is no planned end date at this time (January 2019).