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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 click the below link.

Search and order birth, death or marriage certificates

Certificate and postage costs

Each certificate costs £10 plus postage and handling costs.

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

Standard service - certificate will be posted or ready for collection in 5 working days £10 (plus postage and handling fee 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 postage and handling fee 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.

Postage and handling costs

  • Standard UK - £2.50
  • Signed for UK - £3.50
  • Standard non-UK - £3.50
  • Signed for non-UK - £9.50

Other types of certificates

Adoption certificates

Gender recognition certificates

Family history research

Researching your family history is a fascinating and time-consuming hobby. The County Council have a number of resources that can help.

Trace your family tree at your local library

All Cambridgeshire libraries have free access to the British Newspaper Archive, as well as Find My Past and Ancestry for censuses 1841-1911, the 1939 Register and the General Registry Office (GRO) index. Our local studies collections in Cambridge Central library, Huntingdon library and Wisbech library also hold a wide range of historic material about Cambridgeshire towns and villages.

In addition to the above you can use the General Register Office to research family history below:

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