PDF Extended Pilot
The GRO has been piloting a service from 12 October 2017 to provide portable document format (PDF) copies of digitised historical birth and death records. The pilot will now run for a minimum of 9 months.
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 paper certified copy [certificate] is required for official purposes, e.g. if applying for a passport, driving licence or where required to give notice of marriage.
Have you used our Online Historical Birth and Death Indexes yet? See the index section of Most Customers Want to Know for more information.