Early marriage certificate

Marriage certificate of William Arthur Greenwood and Agnes Mackie  1908,nla.obj-140406729

You may be able to obtain copies of birth, death and marriage certificates for England and Wales from the General Register Office for the period 1837 to the present time.

Microfiche indexes to birth, death or marriage registrations in England and Wales from 1837 can be found in our Newspapers and Family History zone. Indexes are also available online via the Ancestry (Library Edition) and the Findmypast World Edition databases. Both of these resources are available from the Library's eResources portal

Other online indexes are also available:

  • FreeBMD provides a free search on the GRO indexes. This project is not yet complete and a breakdown of coverage is provided.
  • BMDindex.co.uk charges a fee for searching the GRO indexes.

The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra can obtain a copy of the certificate for you, once you have the appropriate details. A cost is involved.

Scotlands People provides an index search and certificate image service for registrations in Scotland.

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