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Ordering a copy of Marriage certificate
« on: Wednesday 27 May 20 07:05 BST (UK) »
Is it possible to order a marriage certificate online  and receive it as a PDF document and one can with a birth certificate please?
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Re: Ordering a copy of Marriage certificate
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 May 20 07:20 BST (UK) »
Simple answer no only birth and death certificates are available as PDFs.
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Re: Ordering a copy of Marriage certificate
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 May 20 07:33 BST (UK) »
Thanks
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Re: Ordering a copy of Marriage certificate
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 May 20 14:25 BST (UK) »
Is it possible to order a marriage certificate online  and receive it as a PDF document and one can with a birth certificate please?


As panda40 stayed the simple answer is no, however if the marriage was in a church you may be able to get the vicar to email a copy of the entry in his marriage register to you as a pdf file.
It is possible in theory (even though some sources claim the newer registers are the copyright of the GRO) as the church register is a church document and not a civil document.

Many church registers are online up to relatively recent years, but sod's law states the one you require will not be but it is still worth searching.
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Re: Ordering a copy of Marriage certificate
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 27 May 20 16:37 BST (UK) »
As others have said the GRO do not offer the pdf option for marriages.

If the marriage was in a church then lots of county archives will provide a copy from the parish register - in my experience its cheaper than the GRO certs and certainly (in more normal times) I can vouch for getting Parish register copies from both Co Durham and Northumberland - but don't have experience of getting them from other counties. The best part is its an image of the register they actually signed on the day they married so a parish register entry would have their original signatures (providing they were able to sign that is).

The above does depend on the time frame, more recent registers will not yet have been deposited with archives.

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Re: Ordering a copy of Marriage certificate
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 May 20 06:00 BST (UK) »
Hello Boo, Thanks for your reply to my request. The marriage i am wanting I found on UKBDM and it says Tiverton Dec 1846  10 391
Would it be Devon archives to make the request with and would this be sufficient information to give them?
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Re: Ordering a copy of Marriage certificate
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 28 May 20 06:01 BST (UK) »
Thanks Guy, I do not know if it was a Church wedding though!.
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Sumner - Warwickshire
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Hill -Cornwall, Australia and NZ
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Re: Ordering a copy of Marriage certificate
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 28 May 20 06:47 BST (UK) »
There is a site where you can use the GRO ref to see if you can find out which church it was.
http://www.marriage-locator.co.uk

It only covers Anglican churches.

Sadly in this case putting in the year, quarter, vol and page number does not give a result. This could mean they were either married in a non conformist church or a civil ceremony at a registrar's office.

Devon Anglican parish registers are available on Find My Past and I am not getting any results for any of the names for that ref. I also tried Family Search and still no joy.

So it looks like in this case the only show in town would be a cert from the GRO.
Sorry, but hopefully the info about Marriage Locator may help you with others in the future.

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Re: Ordering a copy of Marriage certificate
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 28 May 20 06:55 BST (UK) »
Local Archives do not hold any BMD certificates.
You need to order either from the GRO, or the relevant District Registrar.

However, District Registrars use a different indexing system ::)
The Devon office will not be able to use the Volume (10) and Page number (391) you quoted.
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