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GRO - pdfs are back ...

Postby AntonyM » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:22 am

pdf copies of historic entries are now available again at a cost of £6.

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/cert ... /Login.asp

There is a slight change to the previous trial - once produced, the pdf will be available to download from your account page on the GRO site for a period of time ( in the same way that probate service wills are delivered) rather than sent as an email attachment.
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Re: GRO - pdfs are back ...

Postby Cachalot6972 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:29 pm

First thoughts are - it has to be a good thing, especially for reducing some of the costs of what is slowly but surely becoming an increasingly expensive hobby.
So for the seven certs I need most, it will work out just over £22 cheaper - bargain!
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Re: GRO - pdfs are back ...

Postby junkers » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:00 am

It doesn't seem to me to be much cheaper at £6 a time, not sure how 7 certificates cost £22. For a comparison Scotland's People is much cheaper, about six times cheaper and of course GRO do not have marriages included!. Progress but slowly and still expensive.
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Re: GRO - pdfs are back ...

Postby Cachalot6972 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:34 am

I didn't say that 7 certificates would cost £22.00, I said I would save £22.00
7 x £9.25 = £64.75.
7 x £6.00 = £42.00
Therefore a saving of £22.75.
As I said, bargain!
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Re: GRO - pdfs are back ...

Postby Cachalot6972 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:18 pm

Exceedingly quick turnaround: ordered Friday, ready to view Monday. I dunno about you, but to me that's fast!
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Re: GRO - pdfs are back ...

Postby richaldis » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:57 pm

Looks like they are now taking much loonger than the posted ones. I've just got a hard copy in 5 days and a pdf copy in 10
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Re: GRO - pdfs are back ...

Postby ksouthall » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:47 pm

richaldis wrote:Looks like they are now taking much longer than the posted ones. I've just got a hard copy in 5 days and a pdf copy in 10


For me, saving £9.75 on three records is worth it for a similar turn around time. I have just ordered copies of entries for two relatives who died in infancy. One is a confirmed relative, using the mother's maiden name and matching up the age at death (birth and death records ordered). The other is more speculative as there doesn't seem to be a matching birth record, so may not be as closely related as I hope (death record only ordered).

These are luxury purchases as I don't really need these records, I just want to tie up some loose ends.
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