Family history certificates

Family history certificate applications

We will search by name, year, quarter and district of registration, or Lancashire BMD reference only. Unfortunately we cannot verify additional information such as parents' names, occupations, and street names before issuing a certificate.

We will issue a certificate and charge the fee without exception if:

  • we find a certificate matching the details you give us, or
  • for applications with a Lancashire BMD reference, the name matches the application.

If you want to search our birth, death or marriage indexes yourself, you can use our general search facility charged at £18 for up to 6 hours.

Contact us to make an appointment.

The General Register Office (GRO) also holds birth, adoption, marriage, civil partnership, death and still birth records for events registered in England and Wales from July 1837.

Recent registrations may not however be held by the GRO and will have to be obtained from the register office in that district.