Monday 11th November 2019
The General Register Office (GRO) for England and Wales has recently added online indexes for deaths registered between 1984 and 2019. The index reference includes a year of birth but not the full date of birth. Certificates can be ordered directly and cost £11.
GRO had previously made available the death indexes from 1837 to 1957. These include an age at death rather than a year of birth. Pdf copies for this earlier period can be purchased as well as the full certificates. It is hoped the missing period, 1858-1983, will also be coming to the website.
The birth indexes on the website cover 1837 to 1918 and include the mother's maiden name. Both pdfs and certificates can be purchased directly for this period but after 1918 only full certificates can be bought.
No marriage indexes are available on this site however marriage certificates can be ordered from 1837 to the present day.
For marriages, births after 1918, and the missing death indexes use either one of the main subscription websites or the free website, www.freebmd.org.uk.