The County Council holds records of births, marriages and deaths from 1837 to the present date.

Prior to this records may be found in the local archives or at a local churches.

To order a certified copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate for identification or family history purposes please use the following link.

Search and order birth, death or marriage certificates

Certificate and postage costs

Each certificate costs £10 plus postage costs.

If you supply a self addressed envelope or collect in person you will not incur a postage fee.

  • Standard service - certificate will be posted or ready for collection in 5 working days £10 (plus £2.50 if posted)
  • Next day service - certificate will be posted or ready to collect after 2pm on the next working day £40 including the cost of the certificate (plus £2.50 if posted)
  • Express service - certificate will be ready to collect within an hour of locating the entry. £50 includes the cost of a full certificate and the enhanced service. Collect in person only.

Types of certificates

Family history research

Researching your family history is a fascinating and time-consuming hobby. To help you with your research, in addition to the above you can use the General Register Office to research family history below:

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