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GRO Certificate Ordering

Process

The Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc. regularly orders birth, marriage and death certificates from the civil register of England and Wales using index references supplied by users.

Orders are sent by e-mail to England every Wednesday during the period that the HAGSOC Library is open. Certificates usually take between 3 to 4 weeks to be received.

Availability

The service is available to both members and non-members of the Society.

Cost

Members: $18
Non-members $23

Any 'profits' from the scheme contribute to the Society's ability to buy reference material.

Application

Details of the required Certificates from the General Register Office (previously St Catherine's House) indexes must be completed on a pro-forma located in the Library in a folder marked GRO CERTIFICATE SERVICE. Payment for the Certificates is to be made in advance. A Receipt will be issued by the Library Supervisor. This receipt should be presented to the Supervisor when the Certificates are collected.

Details to be included on the pro-forma include:

Type of Certicate (Birth, Death or Marriage)
Year
Quarter
Surname
Given names
Registration district
Volume
Page number

This information is mandatory and should be entered exactly as in the Index. Do not add additional information that may be known, eg. extra given names, as the application may be rejected at the General Register Office.

Translation service

What we can translate/transcribe

Our volunteers can translate for the following. languages:

English handwriting c. 1600, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Welsh and Yiddish.

Fees for translation

There is a non-refundable fee of $10 for assessment of the material to be translated applying to both members and non-members.

The fees for the translation is as follows for members:

  • The translation rate is charged for 100 words translated, or part thereof.
  • Documents should not exceed the word limit.
  • Documents not exceeding 300 words: $10.00 per 100 words translated.
  • Documents written in English using English handwriting c1600, not exceeding 200 words – $10.00 per 100 words translated.
  • Documents written in Latin using English handwriting c1600, not exceeding 200 words – $30.00 per 100 words translated

The fees for the translation is as follows for non-members:

  • The translation rate is charged for 100 words translated, or part thereof.
  • Documents should not exceed the word limit.
  • Documents not exceeding 300 words: $20.00 per 100 words translated.
  • Documents written in English using English handwriting c1600, not exceeding 200 words – $20.00 per 100 words translated.
  • Documents written in Latin using English handwriting c1600, not exceeding 200 words – $60.00 per 100 words translated

Accessing the translation service

You will need to e-mail a good quality scan of the document you want assessed to our translation coordinator and pay the assessment fee before any translation is started.

Use the following button to e-mail the translation coordinator .

Select how you will pay the assessment fee of $10