GRO in England announces another 3 month online PDF trial

It’s amazing what you can learn from reading other genealogist’s blogs.  This week some of my blogs contained the great news that for the next 3 months, we can order PDF copies of Birth and Death certificates for only £6.    Check out the details here.

I am very excited that I can buy more certificates for my money.  Not that I think English certificates are expensive at £10 when I compare them to Australian certificates (remember you have to research BMD by state and order certificates by state).  There is no overall Australian BDM except on subscription sites and you still need to order certificates directly at each state’s BDM website.

I had great fun yesterday and ordered 4 death certificates I wanted and it cost me just under $AU42 as the exchange rate is very much in our favour now.

The only disadvantage is that you do have to wait for up to 5 days for the PDF unlike Victorian BDM where you get instant gratification. But it’s much better than waiting 2 or 3 weeks for the mail to be delivered.  Needless to say, I’m now checking my email regularly this week.

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