Please be aware that although there is a statutory fee for a certificate, some Register Offices may have additional administrative production charges depending on when the certificate is required.
You are advised to consult the appropriate office in each case.
Most offices will take credit/debit card applications over the phone.
When applying to a local office, please be aware that reference and volume page found in the General Register Office (GRO) indexes (e.g. 4a 365) are useless to them.
They do need the Year, Quarter and Registration District of the Event taken from the Registrar Generals Indexes
Please remember that most offices are staffed by a small number of people whose main responsibility is to register current events. Offices will therefore not be able to undertake protracted family history research with little facts.
Alternatively you can apply to the General Register Office at www.direct.gov.uk or www.gro.gov.uk quoting the reference found in the GRO Indexes.
BARKING & DAGENHAM REGISTER OFFICE
Rainham Road North
ESSEX RM10 7ER
020 8270 4744
Records of present Borough (1965-date) and parts of former Romford and Ilford RDs (1837-1965)
HACKNEY REGISTER OFFICE
LONDON E8 1EA
020 8356 3000
Records of present Borough (1965-date) and former Shoreditch, Hackney and Stoke Newington RD’s (1837-1965)
HAVERING REGISTER OFFICE
ESSEX RM11 1XL
Records of present Borough (1965-date) and majority of former Romford RD (1837-1965)
NEWHAM REGISTER OFFICE
Passmore Edwards Building
207 Plashet Grove
LONDON E6 1BT
020 8430 3616
Records of present Newham RD (1968-date) and the majority of former West Ham RD (1837-1935), and all of West Ham RD (1935-1968) and East Ham RD (1935-1968)
REDBRIDGE REGISTER OFFICE
Queen Victoria House
794 Cranbrook Road
ESSEX IG6 1JS
020 8554 5000
Records of present Borough (1965-date), small part of former West Ham RD (1837-1935), part of Essex South Western RD (1935-1965) and parts of Romford and then Ilford RD (1837-1965)
TOWER HAMLETS REGISTER OFFICE
Bromley Public Hall
LONDON E3 3AA
020 7364 7884
Search early indexes on line at: www.thbmd.co.uk
Records of present Tower Hamlets RD (1983-date), former RD’s of Bethnal Green (1837-1965) Poplar (1837-1965), Poplar and Bethnal Green (1965-1982), Whitechapel (1837-1926), Stepney (1837-1926), Mile End Old Town (185701926), St George in the East (1837-1926), Stepney RD (1926-1983)
WALTHAM FOREST REGISTER OFFICE
106 Grove Road
LONDON E17 9BY
020 8496 2716
Records of Waltham Forest RD (1965-date), part of Essex South Western RD (1935-1965) and part of West Ham RD (1837-1935)