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Family history certificates
Uncertified images are scanned images of original registration records. They are specially designed for family history research. However, you cannot use them for official purposes.
If you purchase an uncertified image online, you can download it to your computer immediately.
To purchase an uncertified image, you must provide the:
- surname of the person the record relates to
- event type (i.e. birth, marriage or death)
- registration number for that record, and
- registration year for that record.
If you do not have the above details, you can search our family history indexes online or buy a historical certificate by mail. Other sources may not have the correct number.
When you purchase an uncertified image online you will receive an Image Collection Reference Number (ICRN or Image Reference Number). You can use the ICRN to download your image(s) directly to your computer.
You must download your image(s) within 30 days of purchase.
Remember to print out or write down your ICRN as soon as you receive it.
You can use historical certificates for official purposes. They contain the same information as uncertified images, as well as the Registrar's certification, signature and seal.