Friday, November 11, 2016

GRO Launches New Online Vital Indexes, Tests Digital Certificates for Limited Time

A newsletter for last week shared some information on the General Register Office (GRO) in England.

The GRO launched new online indexes of births and deaths for England and Wales that makes ordering certificates easier and provides additional information to make finding the right entry they seek. These indexes cover Births 1837 to 1915 and Deaths 1837 to 1957.

Also, digital copies of certificates are being tested beginning November 9, 2016 possibly lasting for up to three weeks. These will be un-certified PDF copies of previously digitized entries in the birth and death indexes. They will be at a reduced price of £6 whereas paper copies cost £9.25 BUT only 45,000 certificates will be issued at this reduced price. The time period covered in this pilot test is: Births 1837 to 1934 and Deaths 1837 to 1957.

Follow the newsletter or online instructions for how to access the new indexes and participate in the digital PDF copies trial.

Thanks to MCGG member David Lambert for sharing this at our Let's Talk...Genealogy meeting.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!

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