The GRO provides free public access to indexes for birth, marriage, death, civil partnership, adoption and overseas records at a number of libraries and record offices across England and Wales. The list of centres acting as host sites for the complete set of the GRO indexes has recently changed and no longer includes the London Metropolitan Archives (as of 28th October 2008) but will include Newcastle City Library from 14th November 2011.
From the 14th November 2011 the list of centres holding a complete set of GRO indexes including those for more recent events will be as follows:
- Birmingham Central Library
- Bridgend Local and Family History Centre
- City of Westminster Archives Centre
- Manchester City Library
- Newcastle City Library
- Plymouth Central Library
- The British Library
Further details on the records available can be found on the Directgov website.