Family History Research

The formal registering of births, deaths and marriages began in 1837. Entries from this date are available from the Register Office where the event was registered.

For copy certificates relating to births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, which have taken place in Milton Keynes, you can apply online or place your order by calling 01908 372101.  Please have a credit or debit card to hand as payment will be required to finalise the order.

Following the withdrawal of the GRO indexes from the National Archives in Kew, a full set of the indexes can now be found at:

  • Birmingham Central Library
  • Bridgend Reference and Information Library
  • The British Library
  • City of Westminster Archives Centre
  • Greater Manchester County Record Office
  • The London Metropolitan Archives
  • Plymouth Central Library

Please note that it is NOT possible to obtain a certificate at any of the locations listed above although some offices may provide Internet access to the GRO online certificate ordering service.

The Family History Library can help you with your family history research.  Its collection of family history resources primarily covers Buckinghamshire, but they can still help if your ancestors lived elsewhere, as access to family history resources covering the whole of England and Wales is available. For further information please visit The Family History Library.


Last Updated: 17 August 2020