Certificate Service

English and Welsh Certificates

GSQ provides a service for the ordering of birth, death and marriage certificates (BDMs) from England & Wales for members who do not wish to place online orders using their own credit card. The cost is $28.00 per certificate for members and $30.00 for non-members. Requests are batched and ordered online on a weekly cycle.

Certificates are generally received about four weeks after ordering. Certificates are mailed to member’s postal addresses. Where permission to do so is given, a copy of each certificate is added to our Certificate collection.

Application forms are available for births, deaths and marriages.

Submit your application electronically - complete the form for the events required, up to four events on each form. You can then pay via the GSQ Shop using the secure PayWay Net facility.

All details required must be completed, using the births, deaths and marriages indexes available for England and Wales. These are available in our library, at various other repositories and many are also available online at FreeBMD.

Note that it is your responsibility to ensure that the information you provide from the indexes has been correctly transcribed. We are unable to double-check these details for you in the indexes.  If a certificate cannot be issued by the General Register Office, only a partial refund will be issued to you.

Scottish Records

GSQ also provides vouchers for use on the ScotlandsPeople website, which allows download of birth, marriage and death certificates, census records and wills. Members may purchase vouchers for $20.00 which allows for 30 credits. Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.