If you need a replacement certificate you should write to us enclosing;
full name of the person or people
date of the event
where the event took place, for example the name of the church for a marriage, the hospital or address where a death occurred
any further information you have to help us find the correct entry - for example parents' names for a birth, details of father's names and occupation of bride and groom for marriages
a cheque or postal order for £10 made payable to South Gloucestershire Council
name and address of person to send the certificate to
a stamped, self-addressed envelope for us to send the replacement certificate back
In South Gloucestershire, certificates are available from;
South Gloucestershire Register Office
Kingswood Civic Centre
Tel: 01454 863140
To receive replacement certificates for events that took place in Bristol, please contact the Bristol register office on 0117 922 2800.
If you are researching family history a full range of general register office indexes are available on microfiche at the following locations;
Birmingham central library
Bridgend reference and information library
The British library
City of Westminster archives centre
Manchester City library
Newcastle City library
Plymouth central library
As well as the birth, marriage and death indexes for the whole of England and Wales, indexes for recent events such as the adopted children register, civil partnerships and births, deaths and marriages of British citizens that have been registered overseas are also available.
It is not possible to buy certificates at any of the above locations, although some may provide internet access to the general register office online certificate ordering service.