Friday 23 September 2011

Don't pay over the odds for Northern Ireland certificates

The General Register Office Northern Ireland (GRONI) has warned that some companies are overcharging family historians for birth, marriage and death certificates ordered online.

It urged researchers to order certificates only from the official online source:

Among the overcharges noted by GRONI was a fee of up to £74.99 for an unofficial 'express' online service.

GRONI's priority service costs £32 (standard service is £14), which, let's face it, is already exhorbitant enough, so it seems worthwhile to heed the advice.