Information about The Adopted Children Register, The Abandoned Children Register, The Thomas Coram Register, Gender Recognition Register and the
registration of overseas birth and deaths is available from the General Register Office. They also have information on the registration
of births, deaths and stillbirths, adoption, marriage and civil partnership, guidance on family history and the use and availability of their birth,
death and marriage indexes.
The Registration Service is primarily concerned with registration of births and deaths, taking notices of marriages and civil partnerships, performing
civil ceremonies and issuing copy certificates from records dating back to 1837.