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Helpful Addresses

General Register Office
Order copies of duplicate certificates.
Certificate Services Section, General Register Office, PO Box 2, Southport PR8 2JD
t 0845 603 7788

Family Records Centre [until Spring 2008]
Access the GRO’s BMD records for England and Wales on microfiche.
1 Myddelton Street, London EC1R 1UW.
t 020 8392 5300

General Register Office, Scotland
New Register House, 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YT
t 0131 334 0380
w, but is the site for Scottish BMD and census records, parish registers and wills.

General Register Office, Northern Ireland
Oxford House, 49/55 Chichester Street, Belfast BT1 4HL
t 02890 252000
w or email BMD queries to

General Register Office, Eire
General Register Office, Government Offices, Convent Road, Roscommon
t +353 (0) 90 6632900

The National Archives
The government’s official archive.
Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU
t 020 8876 3444

The Society of Genealogists
Excellent library and courses.
14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA
t 020 7251 8799

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)
Maintain a worldwide network of Family History Centres and the internet-accessible International Genealogical Index (IGI).

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Archon directory of UK record repositories

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