Copies of certificates are available to buy online through East Sussex CC's website at eastsussex.gov.uk/copycertificates. All births, marriages and deaths registered in East Sussex (excluding Brighton & Hove) from 1837 to the present day are available - so the new service will be of special interest to family history buffs researching their family tree. Copies cost just£7 each plus£3 when you pay by credit or debit card via a secure payment method.
'This initiative opens up 168 years of history - a vast online catalogue of birth, marriage and death certificates, so it will be a real bonus to people researching their family tree.'
People ordering certificates online fill out a form and once the order has been verified as correct, people will be directed to a secure payment site to add credit or debit card details.
As well as being able to order online, the Council has also made the form available to download and print so that residents can still write or type their information and then use the post if they wish.