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Family history researchers to be hit by rise in cost of General Register Office birth, marriage & death certificates

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There is just one week to go until family history researchers see a hike in the price of birth, marriage and death certificates (BMD) from the General Register Office (GRO) for England and Wales.

 

The cost of certificates from the GRO is rising from £9.25 to £11 each on 16 February 2019. Family historians will also have to pay £1 more for PDF copies of register entries, which are increasing to £7. Priority orders are going up from £23.40 to £35. The price rises in the cost of BMD certificates – which are vital records for family history researchers – also apply if they are being ordered from local register offices.

 

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Some other costs are also being introduced from 16 February 2019, such as a non-refundable £3 fee for researchers who make an application for a certificate without knowing the index reference.

 

This is the first increase in the cost of GRO certificates since 2010. Full details can be found in the document published on the UK Government's legislation website.

 

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