If you’re thinking about ordering an English or Welsh birth certificate or a death certificate from the Government’s GRO site, now is a good time to do it.

That’s because for the next three months, the GRO is running a pilot scheme whereby you can buy a certificate in PDF format, delivered by email, for the cost of £6.00. That’s a £3.25 saving on the usual cost of buying an official paper certificate.

The certificates available for this pilot are:

  • Births – 1837-1916
  • Deaths – 1837 – 1957

Read more about the pilot at the GRO website here.