Acid Free A4 Certificate Pockets

Archival Products

Acid free polypockets in A4 size are available in two formats - landscape (above), which fit into the long certificate binders and take the newer modern style A4 birth, marriage and death certificates, and the portrait format (left) that fit into A4 certificate binders. All are acid free and suitable for storing precious family history documents or photographs.

The standard clear acid free inert polypropylene pockets protect your certificates from dust, handling and deterioration due to contact with acid leaching materials.

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 or documents to be stored back to back. The card, available in white, burgundy or black also stiffens the acid free polypocket and provides support for delicate and fragile documents.

More information about A4 card inserts

Main picture: A4 landscape acid free sleeve with an A4 marriage certificate.

Smaller picture: A4 portrait acid free pocket with an A4 marriage certificate.

The different formats provide extra flexibility: the landscape pockets allow certificates to be displayed in the long certificate binders, the A4 portrait wallets are for display in A4 portrait binders.

The landscape pockets open at the ring end ensuring complete enclosure and can be accessed without removing the pocket.

A4 landscape clear acid free polypropylene pocket for certificate storage

Pack of 10


A4 certificate pocket landscape pack 10



A4 landscape clear acid free polypropylene pocket for certificate storage

Best Value Pack of 25


A4 certificate pocket landscape pack 25



A4 portrait clear acid free polypropylene pocket for certificate storage

Pack of 10






               A4 certificate pocket                   portrait pack 10

   C1 Pockets

Acid free white card insert for certificate pockets

300 micron

Pack of 10





A4 Certificate card inserts pack 10 white


Acid free black card insert for certificate pockets

350 micron

Pack of 10




A4 Certificate card inserts pack 10 black


Acid free burgundy card insert for certificate pockets

350 micron

Pack of 10




A4 Certificate card inserts pack 10 burgundy


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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