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Forum: Certificates - Births, Marriages and Deaths in the UK

Advice on obtaining certificates, what they contain, where are the indexes?

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: BMD Certificates in England and Wales

    The GRO site has a wealth of info about their certificates etc: http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/most_customers_want_to_know.asp#FamilyHistory7

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 22-05-2013 2:13 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Certificates for stillborn babies

    At one time, the Direct.gov website had an easy to navigate system so that it was relatively simple to discover how to order certificates for stillborn babes. However, recently, they have re-vamped their website. One of our erstwhile members, terrysfamily, has run the gauntlet of trying to...

    Started by Jan1954‎, 14-03-2013 7:39 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Reference Checking

    For years I have bought certificates using the on line service, and want to do so again, although because I am not 100 per cent certain about whether or I have the right entry I wanted to include some reference checks - e.g. was the father Joseph Bloggs? However, I could find any facility on the...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 02-04-2012 6:10 PM
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  1. Date question

    I wonder if anyone can help me. I am looking for the birth certificate of an Alexander Aitken and I have found a baptism record dated january 1784 with Alexanders DOB stated as 16th inst. Am i right in thinking "inst" in this context means in the same month? Thanks Andy

    Started by andyg‎, 06-01-2012 11:45 PM
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    07-01-2012, 1:20 AM Go to last post
  2. Banns and Marriage Cert Query

    Hi there, I am trying to find a marriage Certificate of John Aitken and Ann Smith from Duddingston. Searching on the Scotlands People website i have managed to find the Banns 9/8/1845 but I am not able to find the marriage certificate. Is this unusual? Would the banns be read at the same church as...

    Started by andyg‎, 06-01-2012 5:49 PM
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    06-01-2012, 11:42 PM Go to last post
  3. Moved: My Dud Certificates

    Started by pmouritsen‎, 04-01-2012 11:03 PM
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  4. Moved: Baptism needed.

    Started by alfier‎, 03-01-2012 9:51 AM
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  5. Looking for Marriage of Elizabeth Mary Bray

    I have been looking for the marriage in 1896 of the above lady and found her in the Apr-Jun q.1896 in Helston Ancestry has her transcribed as marrying either Edwin Dally or Francis Jenkin - vol. 5c. page 261 Not finding her with either in 1901 on census, I also checked for Immigration as...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 30-12-2011 8:16 PM
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  6. I'm here again,Begging,Begging,begging

    I am begging someone to tell me if they know or can find out who Hugh Hall Cochran Watchmaker in Lurgan Northern Ireland born 1805 died 1879 in Northern Ireland who his parents were.? I think his father may have been Edward Cochran Watchmaker in Belfast, but I just can't find anywhere who his...

    Started by Heppsy66‎, 02-01-2012 11:58 AM
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  7. No Fathers Names!!!

    I have traced my tree back to my g g g grandparents and have recently obtained their marriage certificate (1848) the disappointing thing is neither seemed to know their fathers names! or place of birth (other than Lincolnshire) I have checked the original register at Lincs Archives and the entry...

    Started by grahamwilk‎, 30-12-2011 3:21 PM
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  8. Ordering a Birth Cert. without a reference?

    How exact must you be before the GRO will issue a birth certificate without a reference? My nan was a Smith. I know she was born in 1900 but may have been registered in 1901. Her first name has several shortened versions any of which she may actually have been registered with. I know the area...

    Started by Mutley‎, 28-12-2011 11:48 PM
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    29-12-2011, 9:39 PM Go to last post
  9. completed indenture certificates from 1730's

    Does anyone here know how to obtain completed indenture certificates from the 1730's? My direct ancestor, William Longmire, was sentenced to death in 1725 at the Olde Bailey, then had his sentence reduced to 14 years indenture in the colonies. Apparently William's indenture ended earlier than the...

    Started by mlongmire‎, 20-04-2011 8:53 PM
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    28-12-2011, 1:06 AM Go to last post
  10. Waiting for a certificate from the GRO

    I ordered a marriage certificate from the GRO online, on the 12th December. I got the usual WorldPlay acknowledgement email that day, but nothing from the GRO; I'm sure i used to get an email confirmation from them too when I've ordered in the past? Am I going mad? Does this suggest I may...

    Started by Jonesy‎, 19-12-2011 2:34 PM
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  11. Narrowing Down Death Certificates

    I know you can ask the GRO to send you a birth certificate for a particular person, but ask them to only send to you if the parents are such-and-such (taking longer but getting you a refund if they don't find it). Can you do a similar thing for death certificates? That is, ask them to send you...

    Started by t@nya‎, 20-12-2011 8:38 AM
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  12. Birth and death of grandfather HARRY FRAZER

    Harry Frazer, my grandfather, is registered in the 1881 census as being 15 years old, born in Brighton, therefore born c.1866. The 1901 census confirms this as does his wedding certificate - aged 25 on 27/1/1891 in Abbotsbury, Dorset - a corporal in the Dorset Regiment. Regimental records in Kew,...

    Started by Frazer‎, 08-12-2011 4:23 PM
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  13. Angry Emma Jane Randerson Death Cert look up

    Hi am trying to find Death Cert for Emma Jane Randerson (nee) Whipp she was born 1857, I think she died 1941 In Harrogate Yorkshire, She was married to Arthur Randerson. Is there a free site I could look up as my sub's have run out with Ancestry, Reply's welcome Pongo

    Started by Pongo‎, 12-12-2011 3:29 PM
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  14. Birth Certificate for Helen Jolley Ludlow

    Hello I have received my ancestors Birth certificate and I am having trouble reading it. Registration District: Saint Pancras, Sub District of Camden Town in the County of Middlesex. Date of Birth: 7 April 1842 then it saids 11 and half something 10 Houttland Terrace. I have tried to find the...

    Started by Aussie Shep‎, 09-12-2011 2:53 AM
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  15. Robert Wood/Elizabeth ? Coniston

    Hi i am looking for the maiden name of Elizabeth Wood b.1856 Coniston Lancs.Married Robert Wood as there first child was born in Coniston i presume thats where they got married and lived. 1891 census 3, Park Cottages, Moor Foot, Dalton in Furness. WOOD, Robert Head Married M 38 1853 Horse...

    Started by james neild‎, 09-12-2011 4:23 PM
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    10-12-2011, 12:29 PM Go to last post
  16. Query on dates of death

    I'm trying to fine out the dateth of death For my sister and her Husband There name was Erny Orr And Sheila Orr Nee McClurg. And they lived in Culcheth near Warrington Is that Cheshire or Lancshire I would appreicate any help yours Jimmy Mac

    Started by jimmy mac‎, 09-12-2011 11:24 AM
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    09-12-2011, 7:41 PM Go to last post
  17. I need some advise about info on wedding cert

    Hi, I am new to this site and would very much appreciate some help. I have obtained copy of my Grand Mothers Wedding Certificate, it states my G/Grandfathers name, Robert Topping and his address in the column under Fatherís name and Surname. But in the section, In the Presence of, his name is not...

    Started by Magowan‎, 06-12-2011 12:02 PM
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  18. Marriage cert query.

    A couple of years ago I bought a copy of my GGG grandparents marriage cert. They were married in 1841 at St James Church in London. My first query is....the occupations of both Fathers is given as 'Gentleman'. One was a Gamekeeper, the other I know nothing about. They weren't wealthy. So were they...

    Started by pat fowles‎, 07-12-2011 3:00 PM
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    07-12-2011, 6:37 PM Go to last post
  19. Is it possible a mistake was made somewhere?

    From London, England, Marriages and Banns 1754-1921, there is a reference and copy of the actual register for a marriage that took place on March 5, 1871, following Banns on February 5, 12 & 19, 1871 This was in the Parish Church at Lambeth St. Mary, Lambeth. The GRO record which has been...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 06-12-2011 6:08 PM
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    06-12-2011, 8:45 PM Go to last post
  20. Applying for birth certificates.

    I have been researching the family of Michael John Boyne and Louisa Clarke who lived in the St Georges area of Manchester. I have found 3 birth records that could possibly be their children ; John Boyne 1874 , Mary Josephine Boyne 1878 and Leah Boyne 1883 , all registered in the St George...

    Started by colwyn‎, 05-12-2011 9:59 PM
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    06-12-2011, 8:44 PM Go to last post

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