Certificates and Corrections
- Certificates for Haringey births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships
- Certificates for events outside the Haringey area
- Obtaining copies of divorces (Decree Absolutes)
- Family history
- Contact us
We only hold records for events that have taken place in the Haringey area (not for the North Middlesex and Whittington Hospitals). Birth, death and marriage records are held by the area where the event occurred.
Important: we do not accept cash or cheques - payment may be made using a credit or debit card.
We can supply copies of birth, death and marriage certificates that have taken place in the Haringey area since 1837. Copies of birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates are £11 for standard service (ordered online) and £35 for priority 24 hour collection service (collection from 3pm on the next working day) from George Meehan House.
Certificates for the whole of England and Wales can be ordered from the General Register Office by calling 0300 123 1837 - orders can also be placed online with GRO (external link). We no longer offer a one hour service but we will always do our best to meet your needs. Please order certificates online - postal orders will be dispatched as soon as is practically possible.
Please contact the Register Office that covers the area where the event occurred, alternatively the General Register Office (GRO) hold records for the whole of England and Wales. GRO can be contacted by calling 0300 123 1837. Orders can also be placed online with GRO (external link).
You can order and pay online or at the Counter using a Credit or Debit Card, cash and cheques are not accepted.
We do not hold records for events that have taken place in other districts including birth and death records for events at the North Middlesex Hospital (Enfield - external link) and the Whittington Hospital.
The General Register Office (GRO) holds records on births, deaths and marriages across the whole of England and Wales. Certificates can be requested from GRO online (external link) or by calling 0300 123 1837.
Register Offices do not hold records of UK divorces. Please visit GOV.UK (external link) for further information on how to obtain a copy of a UK divorce.
The General Register Office (GRO) is producing a public database of birth, death and marriage entries. The database (as of November 2016) holds records up until 1983, but is being updated by volunteers all of the time. If you do not know where an event occurred please use the FreeBMD website (external link) to assist with your search. Please then contact the relevant Register Office or GRO to obtain the certificate.
For more extensive family history research, it is helpful if you ring for an appointment. The fee for a general search is £18. Please request this using the enquiry forms at the bottom of this page. We can then arrange a time and date to gain access to our Birth, Death,Marriage and Civil Partnership indexes.
Visit our Archives and Local History page for more family history resources.
If you discover that the details on a birth, death or marriage certificate are incorrect you can apply to the General Register Office (GRO) for a correction (fees apply). To apply you must submit supporting documents showing the error along with the correct application form. Applications can be be made via the Register Office or direct to GRO. The forms for corrections can be found on GOV.UK (external link).
Please note that GRO do not have a form for Civil Partnership corrections. Applications for corrections to Civil Partnerships should be made in writing direct to GRO with supporting evidence of the error.
If you have a general enquiry about our services please use one of the links below to complete an online enquiry form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The office is closed from 1pm on the first Thursday of the month, every month for training purposes.