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Certificates and Certified Copies

Writing a certificate

We can supply certificates of Berkshire parish register entries for official and legal purposes. These are hand-written and certified by staff. Therefore they do not show original writing or signatures.

If the relevant register has been microfilmed, you may find that even for official purposes a cheaper printout will suffice. Please see our Printouts page for details on how to obtain a printout copy: Printouts


Prices correspond with those charged by local registrars and churches (p & p extra).

Baptism and burial certificates (any date) and pre-1837 marriage certificates £14.00 per certificate

Post-1837 marriage certificates £10.00 per certificate

If a search is required to find the entry in a register, a fee of £14.00 per half hour will also be charged.

Birth, marriage and death certificates

Whilst we hold a copy of the national indexes of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales 1837-2004 on microfiche, we cannot supply certificates of civil registration.

Please see our Useful Links page to find details of local register offices who can supply civil registration certificates: Links to Local Register Offices

Certified copies

Certified copies of other documents from our collections can also be ordered. Costs are calculated according to staff time spent on research, transcription, typing and certification at £14.00 per half hour.


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