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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 1:13 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 6:39 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 5:10 PM
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  1. 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 10:24 AM
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  2. 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 11:02 AM
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  3. 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 2:00 PM
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    07-12-2011, 5:37 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 5:08 PM
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    06-12-2011, 7:45 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 8:59 PM
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    06-12-2011, 7:44 PM Go to last post
  6. Marriage Certificate 1916

    Hello I am trying to break down the most mysterious ancestor I have yet to come across in my research. I believe I am working with a case of switched identities (both parties involved). I am ever so slowly trying to put the pieces together. I have ordered about 20 marriage certificates over the...

    Started by Tamara‎, 27-11-2011 5:28 PM
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  7. marrige certificate 1848

    I sent off for my gr gr gr grandparents marriage certificate and it has alot of information missing! neither fathers names are present, but I guess they might not be known. The parish church where the marriage took place is also left blank! both ages are given as "full age" I assume this means old...

    Started by grahamwilk‎, 26-11-2011 7:51 AM
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  8. Free BMD

    I have a question in regards to Free BMD During my time researching and seeking out the above. I have sent for Marriage certificates and they were not the right ones. Not for the people mentioned but for others The names of the people I was hoping were married were not married. They were...

    Started by wenfri‎, 16-11-2011 7:41 PM
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    17-11-2011, 9:18 AM Go to last post
  9. Help on Birth Certificate

    I have a birth certificate for the birth of a girl Ann (who is my great grandma). There is no name for Father. But, on the Mother's name it reads Margaret Ann Turner a Reg Porter Any ideas on what that means? I would be so grateful. Thank you again for the help you are giving.

    Started by yena‎, 14-11-2011 12:14 PM
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  10. GRO - Certificate Service Complaints Form

    Some words of warning I have recently had a need to contact GRO about a marriage certificate I received from them. I couldn't find anything on their site other than a "form" at: https://contact.homeoffice.gov.uk/contact.php?pager=3 At the bottom of this form is a "further details" field, to...

    Started by wonnig‎, 08-11-2011 9:16 PM
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  11. Query re. information on Marriage Registers

    Hi everyone I hope this is the correct thread - I'm a newby I am trying to confirm the marriage of the brother of my GGGrandfather William Fordham (b.1811 Stepney). His name is John Fordham born 1806, Stepney to John and Susannah Fordham . There are three possible marriages in 1824 and 25 -...

    Started by BarbaraK‎, 09-11-2011 6:32 PM
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  12. Can't find birth reg

    I have a baptism cert for Augusta Norah Agrilla French on 17th January 1862 at St Stephens Westminster but I can't find her on Freebmd. Can anyone help please? Thank You

    Started by loobylou‎, 23-10-2011 11:03 AM
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  13. Exclamation married or not?

    l am looking for my late cousin's 2nd marriage (l think) she was Carole Janet Courts, originally married in 1964 in Bethnal Green to a man of the name Allard, but when she married again in 1969 to a man of the surname Mottram she used the surname of King-Deacon and the certificate shows "previous...

    Started by Valman‎, 31-10-2011 3:13 PM
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  14. Deptford Records

    I am currently researching the Bobin family whom come from Deptford, England. I have come across some birth, death and marriage certificates on Ancestry and Latter Day Saints however a lot of the certificates don't list parents or spouses names. Is this usual case for these certificates? It...

    Started by kindelan‎, 29-05-2010 12:05 AM
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    20-10-2011, 10:25 PM Go to last post
  15. Help needed !!

    Hi. I'm hoping some kind person can find the death record for my grandfathers sister, Ann (Annie) Hayes nee Flaherty born 18/05/1884 in Lawrence ,Essex , Massachusetts, USA . Annie married Alfred Hayes in Manchester UK and was living in Bradford Manchester in the 1911 census and that is the last...

    Started by colwyn‎, 18-10-2011 8:17 PM
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  16. Inconsistency on marriage certificate

    Hello all, newbie on here and new to genealogy, though I'm hooked already. But I have a strange problem which the more experienced may be able to help me resolve. I have the original marriage certificate of a couple married in 1912. But the marriage date is listed as 4th August, and the...

    Started by lostinspace‎, 11-10-2011 5:18 PM
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  17. sad death certificates

    Now I know that death certificates are never going to be happy, light reading, but today 3 arrived and they all depressed me more than I thought they would. The first was a baby who had been 'violently suffocated in bed'. The second was an old lady who had died in a workhouse on Christmas Day. ...

    Started by LittleMissP‎, 15-07-2011 9:27 PM
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  18. Henry Clarke / Elizabeth marriage cert

    Being new at researching my family tree, i am trying to find the first marriage of my great, grandfather Henry Clarke b1817 in Ely Cambridgeshire, so i can obtain their marriage certificate. The only facts i know is her Christian name was Elizabeth born 1817 +/- 2 years, she died in 1843 in...

    Started by Happyfeet‎, 06-10-2011 7:21 PM
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  19. 1899 marriage cert - copy or original?

    Hope all you clever people out there can end my confusion. I have the marriage certificate of my great grandparents issued in 1899. It has a Victorian one penny stamp in the lower right hand corner and perforations down the left hand side indicating it has been torn from a pad of certificates. ...

    Started by Guy Martin‎, 04-10-2011 9:05 AM
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    05-10-2011, 7:42 AM Go to last post
  20. Ann Redman

    I'm looking for the death of Ann Redman, I see on FMP there is a listing for an Ann Redman dying in 1852 in Alford Surrey born 1773. I believe this is the one I'm interested in, but there doesn't seem to any listing for this death on Ancestry or on FreeBMD. Could someone verify the details on...

    Started by limeyrr‎, 27-09-2011 10:28 PM
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    28-09-2011, 7:50 AM Go to last post

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