Acid Free Long Certificate Polypockets

Archival Certificate Pockets

Two types of inert clear acid free polypockets are available to hold certificates, family tree prints, wills and census copies for safe long term archival storage in our deluxe long certificate binders.

Always use polypropylene or polyester and never use PVC.

Standard clear acid free 110 micron polypropylene pockets protect your certificates from dust, handling and deterioration due to contact with acid leaching materials.

The ultra clear luxury polyester pockets are crystal clear, with a rich shiny surface. These are the preferred pockets used by professional archivists.

Both types of acid free polypockets take the longer traditional certificates and the newer A4 landscape certificates.

Size: 39.8 x 23.4cm (15½ x 9 inches)

These pockets will also fit in our A3 Binders

We recommend using a sheet of acid free card, available as acid free card inserts, to double the storage capacity of each polypocket, allowing two certificates to be stored back to back. The card also stiffens the acid free polypocket and provides extra support for delicate and fragile documents.

Card is available in white, black or burgundy red

and now in BMD colours pink, green and grey

Main picture: standard acid free pocket with an acid free card insert and a long marriage certificate.

Smaller picture: standard acid free pocket with an acid free card insert and an A4 landscape marriage certificate.

The ultra clear polyester acid free pockets are the same size and shape but have an extra clarity and shiny finish - so clear and therefore so difficult to capture on a web picture!

Standard clear acid free polypropylene pocket for certificate storage

Pack of 10


Certificate pocket standard pack 10


Standard clear acid free polypropylene pocket for certificate storage

Pack of 25

Get 25 pockets for the price of 20


Certificate pocket standard pack 10


Ultra clear acid free polyester pocket for certificate storage

Pack of 5





Certificate pocket ultra clear pack 5


Acid free white card inserts for certificate pockets

280 micron

Pack of 10





Certificate card inserts pack 10


Acid free black card inserts for certificate pockets

300 micron

Pack of 10





Certificate card inserts pack 10


Acid free burgundy card inserts for certificate pockets

350 micron

Pack of 10





Certificate card inserts pack 10


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Acid free card inserts
Tabbed dividers
Acid free adhesive
Acid free papers

Why use certificate folders and acid free pockets for certificate storage?

Many people starting family history are given some original certificates - a grandparents marriage certificate, their own birth certificate, a parent's birth certificate. These are longer than A4, and can be extremely fragile, particularly if decades old. Many have unfortunately been folded and need to be opened and stored flat

To stop them deteriorating and store them in the best condition possible you need to archive acid free. Acid free archival materials are widely used by record offices and the legal profession and are now popular with family historians. At Family Tree Folk, we have a range of acid free products to help - and we are sourcing more for 2013.

Instead of keeping your certificates folded in an envelope - or worse still, in a cheap PVC polypocket (this accelerates the ageing process acting on the paper, and strips the ink from the document), put them in acid free polypockets that allow them to be straight and unfolded. The acid free sleeves will prevent further yellowing and disintegration of the paper, and will stop accidental damage by handling.

Storing your original certificates in acid free pockets in a certificate binder keeps them flat and safe and away from light. They are clearly visible through the clear polypropylene or polyester and can still be used for reference as required. As well as our long certificate binder, folders for A4 landscape certificates are also available. These are useful if you only have the newer style certificates, which are all now supplied by the General Registry Office as A4 sheets. As with our deluxe long certificate binder our deluxe A4 landscape binders are available with a full range of acid free pockets, acid free card inserts and tabbed dividers.

Using acid free card inserts allows two certificates to be stored in each acid free sleeve and prevents the certificates touching. It also stiffens the acid free pocket and provides an attractive background to the certificate.

The deluxe certificate binders and acid free pockets can also take landscape A4 certificates (all newly purchased certificates are A4 landscape) as these also need careful acid free storage. With a cost from April 6th 2010 of £9.25 for each certificate this represents quite an investment, after all and they need to be stored for generations to come.

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