Find a Birth Certificate (England and Wales) 1837 –
Find a Birth Certificate (England and Wales) 1837 -
Find a Birth Certificate Search (England and Wales)
Are you looking for the birth certificate of an individual who was born between 1837 and the present? We offer a basic search and an enhanced search.
Our basic search will search the birth indexes based on the information you provide to us. The success of the search is highly dependent on you providing us with accurate information.
We may contact you if we feel the information is insufficient or erroneous. This may delay the delivery of results.
Once you have provided us with the information, we will search the database for one time only. Should we not be able to find the birth, you are entitled to a refund of £11.00.
If the person was born less than 50 years ago
If the person was born less than 50 years ago we are unable to except orders without a full date of birth e.g. 11 May 1983 or their exact place of birth e.g. 50 High Street, Ipswich. Year and town only are not sufficient when dealing with the government department responsible for issuing the certificate.
If you find the birth certificate how will I receive my copy?
We will send the certificate to the postal address you have provided. Please note we send out birth certificates in the exact condition they have been sent to us by government departments.
You also have the option of receiving a scan, but be aware these cannot be used for passport applications etc.
In order to issue refunds, we will contact you for your account number and sort code unless you choose to pay by PayPal in which case a refund will be issued directly to you.
Enhanced Search (non-refundable)
Our Enhanced Search covers multiple databases and methods. It is suitable for those who are trying to locate a birth certificate and have failed themselves.
For this search we look into the background of the family to try to ascertain clues that may help us identify the correct birth entry. This may mean a search through other types of records such as electoral registers or newspapers etc.
Please note there are no refunds for this service should we not discover the birth certificate.
How long does it take?
For the both searches please allow three to five weeks for results.