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DPBECKETT1
29-06-2010, 8:28 AM
Need to obtain someones birth certificate to trace them but they were born in Germany.
Cannot access any info or know how to go abouts getting it.
Not even sure this person exists as it has been handed down through the years.

person is:

L. D. SHEPHERD
BORN 1960's
BMH RINTELN
GERMANY

Sorry but this is all the information given to me over years.
Please please please help !!!!!!

Ladkyis
29-06-2010, 8:46 AM
You can find that easily by using the overseas births section of Findmypast. I can tell you that it was a British military hospital (BMH) so it follows that the parents were stationed there as part of the BAOR.

Peter Goodey
29-06-2010, 8:53 AM
Need to obtain someones birth certificate to trace them but they were born in Germany.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/@dg/@en/documents/digitalasset/dg_176232.pdf

The easy way to do it is just phone GRO with the information you have.

Ladkyis
29-06-2010, 8:56 AM
Thanks Peter, that's a good way of doing it. I was stuck in internet mode and really not thinking of using anything practical like a telephone.
Do you know that the more I think of it the more I realise that I definitely would not have ever thought of phoning them. Isn't that awful?
~resolves to start thinking and using ALL available research aids~

Peter Goodey
29-06-2010, 9:23 AM
Mind you, it's quicker if you've got the GRO reference and you can do it online that way :biggrin:. Easy isn't always best. Depends on the questioner's preferences.