Family history certificate applications

If you are unsure where the event took place, you can use the Lancashire BMD website to search for births, marriages and deaths in Lancashire. The website will help you find which registration district holds the record you are looking for and how to apply for a certificate. Visit the GOV.UK website to search for the relevant register office.

To improve the services we offer, please add the Lancashire BMD  reference number to any applications you submit.

We will search by name, year, quarter and district of registration, or Lancashire BMD reference only. Unfortunately we cannot verify additional information such as parents' names, occupations, and street names before issuing a certificate.

We will issue a certificate and charge the fee without exception if:

  • we find a certificate matching the details you give us, or
  • for applications with a Lancashire BMD reference, the name matches the application

If you want to search our birth, death or marriage indexes yourself, you can use our general search facility charged at £18 for up to 6 hours. 

Contact us to make an appointment.

The General Register Office (GRO) also holds birth, adoption, marriage, civil partnership, death and still birth records for events registered in England and Wales from July 1837.