New GRO PDF Pilot starts today

The General Register Office (GRO) is running another portable document format (PDF) Pilot from today which will run for a minimum period of 3 months to enable the GRO to assess the demand for this service over a prolonged period.

Applications for each PDF cost £6, must be made online, and include a GRO index reference which can be located here.

England and Wales records which are available as PDFs in this extended pilot include:

  • Births: 1837 – 1916
  • Deaths: 1837 –1957

Note: The GRO warn that a PDF is not a “Certificate” and has no “evidential” value and is therefore not suitable when applying for a passport, driving licence or giving notice of marriage etc.