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Certififififificatesfifi are a product of civil registration, but major life events were still recorded in church parish registers even after civil registration was introduced. Now that more and more parish registers are coming online, it is worth checking the subscription websites (as well as
familysearch.org) to see if there is a parish register entry that may save you the cost of a certifififififificate. This is particularly useful for marriages, as the details you will fififififind in a post-1837 parish register marriage entry will be the same as on a marriage certififififificate. But be aware that a baptism entry is not a record of birth – some baptisms happened long after the birth – and although burials will be close to the date of death, they provide far less information than a death certifififififificate.