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    Hi there - I am researching my maternal family line, and the Firmin family of Norwich in particular. I am looking for marriage certificate for George Jacob Firmin born in Pockthorpe Hamlet Norwich in 1858 and Ellen Rouse Taylor born in Norwich in 1864. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Shane

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    The GRO references for the marriage certificate are:

    1884 April Quarter Yarmouth Vol 4b page 46

    Neither Ancestry or Findmypast have church records for that marriage, although both have Norfolk church records. This suggests to me that they married in a civil ceremony because there are baptism records for George available to view.

    You can order a marriage certificate from the GRO at

    https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/

    The cost of the certificate will be £11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megan Roberts View Post
    The GRO references for the marriage certificate are:

    1884 April Quarter Yarmouth Vol 4b page 46

    Neither Ancestry or Findmypast have church records for that marriage, although both have Norfolk church records. This suggests to me that they married in a civil ceremony because there are baptism records for George available to view.

    You can order a marriage certificate from the GRO at

    https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/

    The cost of the certificate will be £11.


    Thanks Megan, how did you get the reference details for the marriage - I am new to this level of research and have hit a lot of obstacles ?

    much appreciated

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    The marriage registration is on FreeBMD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nullagine View Post
    Thanks Megan, how did you get the reference details for the marriage - I am new to this level of research and have hit a lot of obstacles ?

    much appreciated

    As Sue has said there are free sites like FreeBMD to use, the major genealogy sites like Ancestry or Findmypast are excellent hunting grounds.

    If you don't have subscriptions to such sites you could try your local library as many of those offer access.

    If you go to the National Archives Web site they have some handy guides on how to get started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nullagine View Post
    Thanks Megan, how did you get the reference details for the marriage - I am new to this level of research and have hit a lot of obstacles ?

    much appreciated
    Hi Shane,

    Welcome to British-Genealogy.

    If you're still fairly new to genealogy in the UK, then I would suggest that you have a browse of the 'stickies' at the top of this forum
    https://www.british-genealogy.com/fo...Online-Sources
    and in particular this one. (Not that I'm biased, of course. }
    https://www.british-genealogy.com/fo...-of-essentials

    There's 'stickies' at the top of a lot of the forums; a 'sticky' being a post that's stuck at the top of the page so that the important information in it doesn't get lost in the general queries.

    I think you can access to Ancestry and Findmypast (usually shortened to FMP) for free in Australian libraries. Quite often on significant occasions during the year Ancestry and FMP offer free access at home, or reduced subscription rates. Check
    https://www.british-genealogy.com/fo...cription-Sites
    Both sites also offer 14-day trial subscriptions. Don't take a sub out to both at the same time, as you won't have time to thoroughly explore each one in detail. Just make sure that you cancel before the end of the trial so that your bank balance doesn't get a shock.

    Another subscription site which has the census, GRO Index, plus other records, is The Genealogist. Like the other two, it also offers a free trial. https://www.
    thegenealogist.co.uk/

    I need to add these two links to my 'Essentials' list (which was originally created fifteen years ago, and a lot has changed since then).

    British Newspaper Archive (most of which is also available on FMP)
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
    It is surprising what information the old newspapers contain. I've found my granddad mentioned for winning various shooting and fishing competitions, plus a wonderful article about auntie when she began working in the local library.

    The National Archives (TNA)
    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

    Link to the research guides.
    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/...research-guide

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    Hi Pam,

    that is an awesome post and a wonderful introduction - thank you for taking the time to send that info to me - all very valuable. I am in Australia and have an ancestry subscription - I am working through a couple of family lines and am having some issues - and will continue to seek help on this site - I have already ordered a marriage certificate to try and sort out some maiden names.

    cheers


    Shane

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    Can't see this given as a n individual link so here it it is = another great resource which gives links to sites both free and pay per view for a host of countries around the world.
    https://www.cyndislist.com/

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    Courtesy of: Find my Past British Newspapers database.

    Marriages: Eastern Evening News 09 June 1884

    Firmin-Taylor, Jun 5 at the new Roman Catholic Church, Great Yarmouth by the Rev. Father Williams, George Jacob son of the late Mr George Firmin of Norwich to Ellen Rouse (Nelly), second daughter of James W Taylor, esq; St Martin's-at-Palace, Norwich.

    Find my Past's newspaper database has the death notice for George Firmin snr, Jan 23 1872
    Alma

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    Thanks Alma - those dates tie in with my existing years - but pin it down to the day and month

    My next task is to sort out George Firmin senior as his wife Mary Anne has two husbands and her maiden name is not known for certain

    regards


    Shane

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