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Answers to Genealogy FAQs - BMD Certificates


Providing the event took place in England or Wales on or after 1 July 1837 you can order any English and/or Welsh certificate direct from the General Register Office in England.

You will have to register on the site before you order a certificate if you wish to be able to track your order. Otherwise, you can simply sign on as a guest user to order your certificate.

For more in-depth information concerning birth, marriage and death certificates in England and Wales, please also see our FAQ Wales BMD Events.

For certificates from other countries please refer to our Quick Reference Charts for Civil Registration as follows:

England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Island
All Canadian Provinces and Territories

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