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General Register Office (GRO) - Extended Pilot

As from 12 October 2017 the General Register Office is repeating its Pilot whereby pdf digitised copies of England and Wales Birth and Death Certificates can be purchased for £6.00.   

The Pilot will run for a minumum of three months.

Applications must be made online via the GRO website and also must include the GRO index reference number.    

The Pilot covers the following dates, Births and Death certificates only at present.  

  • Births: 1837 –1916
  • Deaths: 1837 –1957

The GRO indexes were updated last year when the first Pilot was run and contain additional informaton to earlier indexes having:

  • Mother's maiden name in the birth index from July 1837
  • Age at Death in the death index from July 1837