Certificates and family history


Cambridgeshire County Council holds records of births, marriages and deaths from 1837 to the present date. We also hold all non-religious Marriage and Civil Partnership registrations.

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

Certificate and postage costs

Disruption to Mail Services

The Royal Mail’s continued industrial action may mean it will take significantly more time to receive your certificates from us. 

If your certificates has not arrived, do not contact us until at least 4 weeks from the date of your original order. If you have made a priority order and your certificate has not arrived, do not contact us until at least 2 weeks from the date of your original order.

 Thank you for your understanding.

  • Each certificate costs £11
  • Your certificate will be posted second class within 15 working days of your order

Please note: We cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage once the certificate is posted. Once the order is submitted, no cancellations or amendments are possible.

Express service

  • £35 including the cost of the certificate
  • Certificates will be posted first class on the day of order (if we receive your order by 3pm)

Alternate postage

For any order, alternative postage is available, which you should select on your order:

  • Signed for - UK £6.50 elsewhere £13.50
  • Standard postage £5.50

Other types of certificates

Family history research

Researching your family history is a fascinating and time-consuming hobby. Cambridgeshire County Council has 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 FindMyPast.co.uk and Ancestrylibraryedition.co.uk 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.