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General Register Office guides to researching your family tree

These guides explain how to use the General Register Office when researching your family tree and family history.

These guides explain:

  • how you can order birth, death and marriage certificates
  • how you can use these in your ancestry search
  • what information you’ll find on the certificates
  • what to do if you can’t find a certificate in the General Register Office’s public index of births, marriages and deaths recorded in England and Wales since 1837

Documents

  1. Discover your family history

    • Guidance
  2. Family tree: guide to birth certificates

    • Promotional material
  3. Family tree: guide to marriage certificates

    • Promotional material
  4. Family tree: guide to death certificates

    • Promotional material
Published 22 January 2016