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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. 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
  2. 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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    20-10-2011, 7:57 PM Go to last post
  3. 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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  4. 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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    09-10-2011, 12:33 AM Go to last post
  5. 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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    07-10-2011, 3:43 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Thomas Warren / Elizabeth Brice marriage

    Thank you in advance for your time with this query. I am completely new to researching this family name, but here is what I know: Thomas Warren (son of William Warren and Ann Hobbs Warren) was born 1833 (there are many dates for his birth, so I don't know for certain what is correct) and his...

    Started by jaynabq‎, 25-09-2011 3:45 AM
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    27-09-2011, 6:55 PM Go to last post
  9. Elizabeth Brice's Birth Record

    I need to know where to go (or whom to contact) to order a copy of a birth record. Elizabeth Brice shows up on the FreeBMD site of indexed birth records as being born in 1844 (April, May, or June), in South Molton, Devon. Do I go to the local South Molton offices for a copy, or is there someplace...

    Started by jaynabq‎, 26-09-2011 3:47 AM
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    26-09-2011, 5:35 AM Go to last post
  10. Smile Unknown wife of W.H.Bryant

    Hi I would be interested in finding the marriage details for William Henry Bryant(B.1884-1959) I have seen 2 possibilities for William H.Bryant in Middlesex. He lived in the London area and died there.Address 38 Tudor close,Belays Avenue,Hampstead in 1959. His wife wasn't mentioned in the will...

    Started by triggerandme‎, 24-09-2011 5:16 AM
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    24-09-2011, 6:48 AM Go to last post
  11. Davis/Davies, Jenkins - Looking for any info

    As a newbie I'm looking to discover the parents names, thier lodgings and grave sites of a Jenkins Davis b. 1836/38 in Glamorgan perhaps Merthyr Tyfdil. Jenkins Davis married an Elizabeth Thomas (1859 to 1862) whose father was a William Thomas and mother went by Polly. Jenkins may also be Jenkin...

    Started by R1234‎, 17-09-2011 8:22 AM
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  12. Emily Frances Ballard birth not registered?

    Good morning, To date, I have not been able to find the registration of the birth for my great great grandmother, Emily Frances Ballard - Daughter of James John Ballard and Emily Harriet Morley. I have found a record of her Christening on 12 May 1873, and the Baptism register gives her date...

    Started by stevenwright02‎, 15-09-2011 9:08 AM
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  13. Meaning of Licence 14?

    I have a GRO marriage certificate showing that the couple were...'Married in the Roman Catholic Church........by licence 14. Anyone know what licence 14 means? Thanks

    Started by toonfan99‎, 17-09-2011 7:36 PM
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    17-09-2011, 10:01 PM Go to last post
  14. General Register Office Survey 2011‏

    I have received an invitation from the GRO today via email to take part in the above online survey. Apparently I have been randomly chosen as I have ordered certificates over the past few months. I know there has been correspondence on their turnround times, costs, etc., on British-Genealogy,...

    Started by Raymond M‎, 14-09-2011 2:05 PM
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  15. Finding the spouse?

    Is there a way to find the other party when only one is shown on FreeBMD. I can find James Pugh, Q4 1837, Cleobury Mortimer, Volume 18, Page 61, but when I search just in the Volume/Page, only he is shown, whereas he should be shown with a Sarah ?. Understanding how the UCF (Uncertain Character...

    Started by Ken_R‎, 07-09-2011 10:17 PM
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    09-09-2011, 9:23 PM Go to last post
  16. Unable to find births on register.

    Hi I am trying to find the birth register on the index for a few relative but have not been able to find them. One os Daisy Dorothy Rayer born 19.07.1908 I believe in West Ham. There are also twins born in 1945, in Romford Essex. (details available via PM) I know how helpful you have all...

    Started by Michele04‎, 09-09-2011 8:50 PM
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    09-09-2011, 8:58 PM Go to last post
  17. No Index for birth

    I wonder if anyone could help me ,i am looking for a Birth index for my great aunt,i have a small copy of her birth but i cannot find the index to obtain the full birth. The details on the small one are : Lillian May Matilda Hodsdon Girl 16th August 1897 Registration district STRAND Sub...

    Started by rickyd‎, 09-09-2011 7:46 PM
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    09-09-2011, 8:10 PM Go to last post
  18. e-Petition for BMD certificates issue

    I would like to publicise this e-petition and hopefully get as many of you to 'sign' it if you feel inclined to do so. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/1792 It is self explanatory and could make things a lot easier (and cheaper) for us genealogists. Thank you for your time. Regards.

    Started by Creighton‎, 03-09-2011 1:45 PM
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  19. Information on Birth Certificate

    Good morning, On the birth certificates that I have accumulated, the where born entry in the "when and where born" is a residential address (house number and road name). Does this mean they were home births rather than being born in hospital? or is this simply the residence of the parents?

    Started by stevenwright02‎, 28-08-2011 12:05 PM
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    04-09-2011, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  20. Birth certificate Identify surname.

    Afternoon guys & gals Received a copy of my wife's fathers brith certificate (Thomas Moore born december 1908 in Manchester), now the problem we are haivng is the details of Thomas' mother. The certificate states under the heading "Name, Surname and Maiden name of Mother" Martha Moore formerly...

    Started by lorre‎, 26-08-2011 3:47 PM
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