Death Certificates

Death Certificates are a formal record of the death of a person, and typically include the date and place of death, the age or date of birth, and sometimes information about close relations.

For family historians researching ancestors in the UK, each General Register Office holds publicly available Death Certificates for virtually every person who died since the middle of 1837. They also hold Birth Certificates and Marriage Certificates. Prior to formal registration of deaths, usually only Burial Records are available.

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