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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. mcnutly`

    Hello, I several ancestory situation happeng any help appreciat. 1. Sarah Jane McNutly and George Frederick Archer marriage cert. I have contacted both Belfast prostant church and Belfast catholic church with no luck. They were married in what I was told Belfast Catholic Catheral. Year is...

    Started by libtech50‎, 31-07-2008 5:02 AM
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  2. Question Ordering GRO marriage cert. with possible wrong name

    Hello :) I want to order a marriage certificate for a couple named as Nancy WATERMOUTH and William GIBSON in the BMD index. I've never ordered from the GRO before but have heard lots of stories about them being ultra strict about what you write on the form. My worry is that I don't think...

    Started by helena869‎, 31-07-2008 11:27 PM
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  3. Talking birth search

    Thanks for the nice welcome. I'm not sure i'm on the right board???? but having trouble finding a birth on bmd. My grandmother was previously married and had 6 children. I can find 5 birth regs but not the 6th. Looking for Gracie Becker born 1929 mothers maiden name Pickin. Location Shoreditch...

    Started by DONNAMCKENZIE‎, 29-06-2008 6:44 PM
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  4. Birth Death Marriage help!

    Hi, Please could you all help me to find out the Birth, Death and Marriage information where possible for the following people: Catherine Perry (Formerly Agazzi) Born 1876 in Plymouth (I'm looking for Birth and Death info) John Charles Perry Born 1875 In Devon (I'm looking for death...

    Started by rayrussell2000u‎, 16-07-2008 8:17 PM
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  5. Did they marry?

    I have tried in vain to find a marriage & wonder if anyone can help.. I have found a birth for Sylvia P L Pearce in JFM 1928, Redruth, mothers maiden name Hollow. There are 3 other siblings, the eldest was born OND 1921, all Redruth. I have searched page by page for a marriage for a Pearce...

    Started by Karrie Cutlets‎, 12-07-2008 8:29 PM
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  6. Partial marriage registers

    If these have been transcribed with one of the names missing, i.e, in 1887 my relative Henry Rich married Ada in Northampton but the partial registers only show 2 men and 1 women, is there a way of finding the missing female?? Thanks! Cath xxx

    Started by yorkshirecath‎, 30-07-2008 8:46 PM
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    31-07-2008, 7:05 AM Go to last post
  7. Catherine Perry

    Hi, I am looking for a death entry for Catherine Perry. She was Born in 1876 in Plymouth, Devon. She would have died in Plymouth or the Devon area. She was Married to John Charles Perry. I have tried the free bmd but i don't think any of those are her. Could somebody be kind and have a...

    Started by rayrussell2000u‎, 30-07-2008 2:17 PM
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    31-07-2008, 12:52 AM Go to last post
  8. Smile name and sex incorrect on certificate

    Hello everyone :) I received a birth certificate today which was supposed to be for Nanny Hitchens Faull (girl) but has come back Henry Hitchens Faull (boy). The record is the correct one as no other exists for Nanny, there was never a son called Henry Hitchens and the parents and place...

    Started by helena869‎, 29-07-2008 1:20 PM
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  9. What does this mean?

    Hello all,I've got a marriage cert and on it the couple were married in a registry office by licence before the registrar, but under his sig is another name of a superintendant registrar. Does anyone know why this should be, and another query "of independant means"does this mean the individual had...

    Started by kentish kate‎, 25-07-2008 3:04 PM
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    27-07-2008, 11:59 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 10:30 AM
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  11. 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 4:13 AM
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  12. 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 4:26 PM
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  13. 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 9:55 PM
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  14. 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 10:01 AM
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  15. 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 11:40 AM
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  16. 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 10:06 PM
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  17. 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 12:42 PM
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  18. 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 6:16 AM
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  19. 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 7:53 PM
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  20. 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 11:50 PM
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