- Free certificates: Before buying a certificate, read the advice in my article Free Certificates in Archives Files.
- Europe: The July 2010 edition of Proformat News has a table showing how to obtain civil registration certificates for births, deaths and marriages in European countries.
- Queensland prices: From July 2011, the price of certificates purchased from the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages has risen to $37.
- Queensland tips: Problem-solving and money-saving tips re Queensland certificates are in my book Tips for Queensland Research.
- Warning: The registry has issued a warning about an online 'Certificate Express' service.
- England / Wales prices: UK residents - please consider signing this petition for cheaper birth, marriage and death certificates in England & Wales.
- England / Wales tips: You may be lucky enough to find details from a certificate, or contact someone who has a copy, via postems on FreeBMD.
- Parish registers: Even if you have bought a civil registration certificate, it is a good idea to look for a parish register entry, as it may give extra information. I have seen this in my own research in both New South Wales and England. A parish register entry may also be more accurate than the notoriously unreliable typed certificates issued in Queensland for events after 1889.
- Transcription Agents: I have personally used the services of two of the certificate transcription agents for NSW, and I can recommend them both: Marilyn Rowan and Joy Murrin. As yet there is no similar service available in Queensland.
6 September 2011
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