Certificates and family history

The 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.

There are marriage records for some Cambridgeshire places of worship that we do not hold. Please see the Religious Marriage Records document below for more information. Marriage records not yet held by the County Council can be accessed either by contacting the place of worship directly, or through the General Register Office.

Cambridgeshire Registration Office - Religious Marriage Records
Marriage Records document for more information
Size: 47KBFile format: pdf

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

Certificate and postage costs

Each certificate costs £11.

Your certificate will be posted second class within 15 days of 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

Certificates will be posted first class on the day of order (order by 3pm). This costs £35 including the cost of the certificate.

Alternative postage

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

Signed for – UK £3.50, elsewhere £9.50

Standard elsewhere £3.50

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 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 below: