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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. Ordering certs from a local Registry Office

    Am I right in thinking that it's cheaper to order from the local registry office than the GRO? If so, which is the correct registry office for the area covering St. Luke's, Old Street, in London, and how do I contact them? I need to order a certificate for a second marriage in order to find out the...

    Started by Tinker‎, 25-07-2008 9:30 AM
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    27-07-2008, 8:50 AM Go to last post
  2. death certificates please help

    The information I have on my great great grandfather Edward Dutton is that he was born 1821 at Tottenhill, Cheshire. Died March 1906 Chester. As I have not done a great deal of this type of searching I am not sure if this is his correct date of death (seems there are a lot of Edward Dutton"s). I...

    Started by Linda Dutton‎, 24-07-2008 3:13 AM
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    24-07-2008, 4:04 PM Go to last post
  3. Exclamation Warning!!!!! ordering certificates

    If you are ordering certificates please be carefull. Print out all the information about your order and keep and print out your transaction email that you get. I ordered a certificate and checked my bank statement a couple of days later and found that they had taken TWO payments instead of ONE....

    Started by custard_pot‎, 06-03-2006 3:26 PM
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  4. People's comments please

    My paternal great grandmother was Minnie Page (nee Hodgson).Her marriage certificate indicates that her father was called Joseph Hodgson. When searching for Joseph in census I discovered he was consistently recorded as Joe Hodgson. I sent for his marriage cetificate - this quotes Joe Hodgson (as...

    Started by melsibob‎, 07-07-2008 8:55 PM
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  5. Smile multiple BMD certificates

    I just wondered is the GRO do a 'bulk buy' type thing if you need to order multiple certificates or if it is just a case of getting them one at a time?! thank you Kat

    Started by kat44‎, 22-07-2008 9:01 AM
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    22-07-2008, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  6. GRO Ref written at the bottom

    Hi all, Ever since I started my tree, something has been bugging me! I found that my grandad had a family previous to meeting my grandmother and having my mum. He had a son in the first quarter in 1944 and also a daughter in the first quarter in 1944 but by two different women! When I look at...

    Started by Legacey‎, 21-07-2008 10:40 AM
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    21-07-2008, 5:38 PM Go to last post
  7. Cool Kimpton - Jospeh Bigg

    I am looking for the parish Birth record for Joseph Bigg b: abt 1825 in Kimpton, Hertfordshire. Married Alice Day in 1880 ( this was his second wife). Have Census details back to 1841 but in his younger years he was a servant on a farm so is not listed as living with his parents - so I need their...

    Started by taniav‎, 20-07-2008 9:06 PM
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    21-07-2008, 5:10 PM Go to last post
  8. Applying by post for a BMD certificate from the GRO

    Good job I read the small print. :) "From the 1 September 2008, applications will only be accepted on the new style forms, which must be completed in full and returned by post to the General Register Office, together with the correct payment either by cheque, postal order, or credit card. Please...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 20-07-2008 11:42 AM
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  9. Searching for birth & marriage records

    Searching for birth & marriage records of: Hannah Singleton, b.abt 1809, Irton, Cumberland. Parents unknown. Marr William Newby abt 1835. Died 22 Dec 1898, Ulverston, Lancaster. She and William had 7 children: Thomas, b. abt 1836; Jane, b. abt 1837-38; Richard, b. 11 Nov 1839; Elizabeth,...

    Started by bfyoung‎, 19-07-2008 5:16 AM
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    19-07-2008, 11:23 PM Go to last post
  10. Egg Poacher?

    Can anyone please help me read my great-great-great-grandfather's occupation? It might help to know he was from Norwich, but don't know if at this time (1857) he lived in Norwich or London. This is from his daughter's London marriage certificate.

    Started by pipsqueak‎, 11-07-2008 6:53 PM
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  11. No record of death

    I have been trying to obtain a death certificate for my GGG Grandmother Isabella Short (Nee Roxby) On her husband's headstone the first clue I had was "also Isabella wife of the above d. Aug.16th". Unfortunately the year was not legible. The last census she was on was 1851 living in Haswell Durham....

    Started by jthair‎, 17-07-2008 10:50 PM
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    18-07-2008, 4:11 PM Go to last post
  12. info marriage cert

    hi looking for info on john platt he was born in 1832 i suppose there would be no birth cert ? what info would be on a marriage cert ? or death cert please thanks tony

    Started by platty3‎, 17-07-2008 9:10 PM
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    17-07-2008, 9:19 PM Go to last post
  13. Birth Cert.born in India

    Can someone please advise how to obtain BDM certificates for Parents born in India. I have searched army and consular records but cant locate my fathers record. Terence Francis Brogan was born in Dhanbad India on 24 Oct 1913. His father Peter Brogan had left the British Army before his children...

    Started by Emma2008‎, 09-07-2008 1:25 PM
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  14. Death certificate search

    Searching for death certificate for James Avery, b. abt 1798, Barnstaple, Devon Middlesex Occupation: tailor Wife: Eliza, b abt 1798, Middlesex Death estimate: sometime after 1871 census which states he was widowed and living with daughter, Amelia Ann Day, in Gillingham, Kent.

    Started by bfyoung‎, 15-07-2008 5:09 PM
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    16-07-2008, 11:23 PM Go to last post
  15. Smile stumped can't find birth for my grans brother

    Hi all, well I'm truly stumped. I'm still looking for my grans brother. I have written on paper that my great grandmother had my gran may and william her married name was dean maiden name walmsley first name rebecca. she married a samuel dean in chorlton which comes under manchester lancashire. I...

    Started by Joanne Royle‎, 15-07-2008 1:57 PM
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  16. Incorrect maiden name on birth certificate

    Hi everyone I obtained a birth certificate for my great grandfather Francis Wiilkins with the mothers maiden name of Moon ( the registra had difficulty reading the name, which i've posted before ) I had difficulty in finding his fathers marriage -william wilkins = Mary Moon about 1835 so i...

    Started by initial‎, 11-07-2008 9:12 PM
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    14-07-2008, 10:17 PM Go to last post
  17. Cool Registration District for Sephton (Sefton), Lancashire

    My wife's 3rd Great Grandmother Ann HARRISON was living in Sefton in 1841. She was then around 70 years of age. She presumably died in Sefton before 1851. Can someone tell me what district her death would have been registered in? tks Mick

    Started by MickyMutt‎, 13-07-2008 6:40 AM
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  18. Grandad and Grandma

    I am trying to find my grandparents parents from a marriage certificate? my grandad was Joseph Watson and my grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Garbutt my dad was born in 1922 in Clowne Chesterfield, he was a younger child of a large family, my grandmother died from childbirth between 3 and 5 years...

    Started by donnydave‎, 08-06-2008 9:04 PM
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  19. Birth & Death certificates

    Searching for birth & death certificates for: William Hewitt, b. abt 1819, St. Lukes, Middlesex Married Eliza Avery (b. abt 1823, Pimlico, Middlesex) on 3 Jan 1843, Shoreditch, Middlesex. He was a cabinet maker. The 1861 census shows him living in Shoreditch, Middlesex, with wife and 10...

    Started by bfyoung‎, 13-07-2008 7:59 PM
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    13-07-2008, 9:07 PM Go to last post
  20. Something Missing

    I ordered a marriage certificate and then the next day a death certificate from GRO. The marriage certificate arrived around the time it was supposed to. I waited and waited for the death certificate to turn up. Two weeks after the MC I phoned GRO. It appears I had missed off some piece of...

    Started by David Annis‎, 25-06-2008 12:28 AM
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    13-07-2008, 7:32 PM Go to last post

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