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Important news!
As you may be aware, Origins is now part of the Findmypast family. You can now browse all Origins records alongside many millions more at Findmypast. Head to and use the promotional code ORIGINS1 to browse millions of records for a special price of just £1.
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You can also continue to explore all our records here at Origins until early 2015.
Pay per View Credits

You can no longer purchase Pay per View credits on Origins site. You can now browse and purchase Origins records on Findmypast. To find out more, click here.

If you already have Pay per View credits, you can continue to use them on our site to view the document images.

To view the document images you will need to be able to view images with the ImageViewer. Please ensure you have the latest version of Java installed, and are accessing the images on a compatible device - PC or Mac.   See Help Viewing Images on

Multiple page documents
Cost is per Document. Documents may consist of a single page, or several pages. Where a document consists of more than one page, links to each page will be displayed on the right hand side of the image e.g. Page 1, Page 2 etc

Previous downloads
Images that have been paid for are available on the Previous Downloads pages, and can be viewed for no charge. To access Previous Downloads login to your account and click the Previous Downloads link under the tabs at the top of the page.

If you have paid for original documents and cannot view the images please email Origins support.