The General Register Office,
England and Wales
The General Register Office, official information for Births, Deaths, Marriages.
The GRO has a responsibility for England and Wales.
The General Register Office can provide certificates of birth, marriage, death, adoption, and stillbirth; these certificates are certified copies of records held for events which took place in England and Wales between 1837 and 18 months prior to the present date.
Adoption records date back to 1927. They do not hold information that would link it back to the original birth certificate.
Orders for certificates can be made online, by post, phone or fax. Alternatively you can apply to the register office where the event was registered.
If you are looking for an overseas record, the Overseas Section might be able to help you.
The main sources for searching for records prior to 1837 are Church of England parish registers and records of other faiths.
Order certificates online
Web Site http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content