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Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« on: Thursday 12 October 17 11:09 BST (UK) »
From the GRO website today,  I can't see this posted anywhere else, please delete if it is.

General Register Office (GRO) - PDF Extended Pilot

The GRO is piloting a service from 12 October 2017 to provide portable document format (PDF) copies of digitised historical birth and death records. The pilot will run for a minimum of 3 months to enable GRO to assess the demand for this service over a prolonged period.

Applications for each PDF cost 6, must be made online, and include a GRO index reference.

England and Wales records which are available as PDFs in this extended pilot include:

Births: 1837 1916
Deaths: 1837 1957
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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 12 October 17 11:19 BST (UK) »
Good news ....

There is a slight change to the previous trial - once produced, the pdf will be available to download from your account page on the GRO site for a period of time ( in the same way that probate service wills are delivered) rather than sent as an email attachment.


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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 12 October 17 11:20 BST (UK) »
That's very good news ! Thank you rosie99 !

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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 12 October 17 11:29 BST (UK) »
Great news.  I'd been holding off ordering a few speculative ones, so now I can get 3 for 2 :D
GIBSON: Leicestershire, Durham. MORGAN: Glamorgan, Durham, Ohio. JACKSON: East Yorks, North Yorks, Durham. TAYLOR: North Yorks. BOURDAS: North Yorks. JEFFREYS: Worcestershire & Northumberland. CHEESMOND: Durham/Northumberland. WINTER: Durham/Northumberland. SNOWBALL: Durham.

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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 12 October 17 11:45 BST (UK) »
Good news ....

There is a slight change to the previous trial - once produced, the pdf will be available to download from your account page on the GRO site for a period of time ( in the same way that probate service wills are delivered) rather than sent as an email attachment.

Thanks Antony, that is good to know.  :)   

The time span of death certificates appears to have been extended too or did they always go to 1957  :-\  OK they always went to 1957  ;D
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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 12 October 17 11:53 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know if you get an instant pdf or do you have to wait a couple of days?
Certainly a cheaper option, but in comparison to a "proper" printed and posted certificate, I find the price relatively expensive.
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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 12 October 17 13:20 BST (UK) »
This is worth noting though:

"PDFs will remain available to view for a period of 3 months from the point of ordering, after which it will be removed. You will not receive a reminder prior to deletion."

I'm sure that the probate people did sent a reminder didn't they? Everyone will need to get into the habit of saving immediately.
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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 12 October 17 13:24 BST (UK) »
Well I know what Im going to be doing this afternoon, thanks for the good news.
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