Family history certificates

If you apply to the Bradford and Keighley Register Office for a family history certificate it is most important that you are as accurate as you can be. We are only able to carry out one five year search per registration event. The cost of this search is included in the fee and the fee is returned if the correct entry is not located. If you suggest a date to us we will do two years before that date and two years afterwards or alternatively you can state which five years you would like us to search. All records are kept by date which is why accuracy is so important.

Many libraries hold the indices for births deaths and marriages for the whole of England and Wales (GRO indices) and these indicate the district year and quarter in which the event occurred. Using this information you can then apply to the local office for a certificate, please have in mind that the references on these indices do not relate to locally held records and you therefore need to supply the name year and quarter and any other information you may have about the event so that we can check that it is the entry in which you are interested before issuing a certificate to you.

How much do certificates cost?

The fee for family history certificates is the same as other standard certificates and this can be found in certificate and ceremony fees.

Contact details

Phone : 01274 432149

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