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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. For those of you who wish to order such certificates, the information is as follows:

    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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    02-04-2012, 11:12 PM Go to last post
  1. Death Vol & page lookup Please

    I want to get a copy of my Gran's death certificate but not sure if I have the correct reference Here it what I have Alice May Pressdee age 79 Radnor East 26 0177 I'd just like someone to check I have the correct reference before I order it. Thanks in advance

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 19-03-2013 7:57 AM
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  2. Help!

    I have been trying to order a marriage cert. and keep getting this message when I try to go to the payment page. Internal ErrorStatus: 500 The server was unable to handle the request. What have I done wrong? Am now leaving the office to head home for the day so will check back...

    Started by susan-y‎, 25-03-2013 8:44 PM
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    27-03-2013, 10:56 PM Go to last post
  3. cause of death?

    Hello, on an 1877 death certificate I have recently aquired it gives cause of death as " injury to hand, softening of the brain" can any one explain what this means? Thanks Graham.

    Started by grahamwilk‎, 24-03-2013 8:43 AM
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    25-03-2013, 3:53 PM Go to last post
  4. Can't find marriage of Alfred Alexander Lock

    Alfred Alexander was born 3rd q. 1891, the son of James Alexander and Florence Edith Lock - maiden name Sturgeon. In the 1911 census he was living with his parents and 2 siblings at 85 Manor Park Road, Harlesden. His father's occupation was a Packer in an Engineering Works factory and Alfred...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 22-03-2013 3:20 PM
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    22-03-2013, 4:42 PM Go to last post
  5. Fathers name change on marriage certificate

    Hi, i wonder if anyone has come across this? My grandparents were married in London in 1931. I have a copy of their marriage certificate which names both fathers - both deceased. I also have both grandparents birth certificates which name the same fathers! Yesterday however I was lucky enough to...

    Started by Jackie333‎, 22-03-2013 9:11 AM
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    22-03-2013, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  6. Birth Certificate different from Court declar

    My ancestor George (Morley) Whitbread was born according to his birth certificate on the 6th February 1842 at 1 Pancras Vale Hampstead Road to Edward a Baker and Ann Marian Whitbread formerly Parr. I have a full set of birth certificates for his siblings. However through a website that he was...

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 14-03-2013 2:56 PM
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  7. Question about marriage bond 1770

    What is the approximate current value of the 200 pounds paid in 1770 for a marriage bond, and what was it for? "Know all Men by these Presents, That we William Bowkett of the Parish of Christ Church in the County of Surry Excise Waitor are herby become bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God...

    Started by BMcAleer‎, 16-03-2013 7:02 PM
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    16-03-2013, 7:18 PM Go to last post
  8. Coroner's Inquest report

    I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this but... just received the death certificate for a three year old boy who drowned in the River Wandle in Wandsworth, Surrey on August 24, 1886. A Coroner's inquest was held on August 26, 1886. Where would I find the report from the inquest?

    Started by P. Copeland‎, 14-03-2013 9:38 PM
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    15-03-2013, 1:30 AM Go to last post
  9. COPELAND married in 1884, but who to?

    Hi everyone, I am currently researching the COPELAND line of my family and found some interesting step-family links so am trying to track down the name and details of the first wife of Walter Copeland (B: 1864, Edingley, Nottinghamshire). I have found a BMD register of a marriage of Walter...

    Started by emily77‎, 26-08-2009 12:23 AM
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    12-03-2013, 7:19 PM Go to last post
  10. Is the information on a Death Cert. different

    Within in my tree, I have a person that was murdered and I have the death certificate which makes for pretty gruesome reading. Later, the person responsible was hanged for this crime. My question is - would there be anything diiferent on a death certifficate regarding this individual? Colin

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 11-03-2013 2:34 PM
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    11-03-2013, 6:43 PM Go to last post
  11. Cause of death

    I just received a death certificate and in the cause of death it reads, eulerie fever. Could be euferie fever. Can an one explain this malady? Individual had 10 days of fever, one day of exhaustion. He was only 34 in 1901.

    Started by jjchiasson‎, 25-01-2013 11:57 PM
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    08-03-2013, 9:32 PM Go to last post
  12. Can't find Birth - Thomas C. Ball

    Thomas C. Ball appears in 3 census records - 1881, 1891 & 1901. Each census has a different place of birth, but all agree a year c. 1872. 1881 - living with parents and siblings in Phillack age 9 - born Truro 1891 - living with parents and siblings in Phillack age 19 - born Devoran 1901 - living...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 08-03-2013 5:24 PM
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    08-03-2013, 6:52 PM Go to last post
  13. Has anyone purchased...?

    Since I cannot find a death certificate for a GGrandmother or her whereabouts after 1894, I have been searching for 'Jane Doe' records for females dying in the Nottinghill/Kensington/St George Hanover Square area between 1894 and 1896. Her partner was in the workhouse and her children were in care....

    Started by Annamarie‎, 01-03-2013 11:31 PM
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  14. Death info lookup Please

    I am trying to work out who this chap is, or rather if he is who I think he is. Anc**try has England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006 Death, Burial, Cemetery & Obituaries Name: William Eric Humphreys Birth: date Death: 2005 Worcestershire, England

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 02-03-2013 10:28 AM
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  15. getting Irish certificates help!

    I am trying to get a certificate for James Finney born Kilnagranagh, Cloneen, Resident, Ireland in 1886 I have a record index Oct-Nov-Dec Callan dist. Vol 4 page 492. But both the online form and the download form from the general reg office and the Health service exec don't have anywhere to put...

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 13-02-2013 6:59 PM
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    01-03-2013, 7:26 AM Go to last post
  16. William Finney death in Cheadle but which one

    I have a William Finney (bap William Wood Finney but he never used the Wood bit) bap 5 Nov 1775 in Ellastone, Staffs. He did go over to Griff in Warwickshire but may have returned to Staffordshire later. On the 1841 census there is a William Finney in Cheadle, farmer, of about the right age and he...

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 24-02-2013 7:11 PM
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  17. Why did the registrar sign names on cert?

    My grandparents married in London in 1918, both literate, but the marriage certificate has not been signed by them. It is quite obvious from the handwriting that the person who completed the certificate has just written their names in the spaces for their signatures. Was this common, and why was...

    Started by flowerpotmum‎, 31-01-2013 4:09 PM
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    01-02-2013, 9:40 AM Go to last post
  18. Need advice to get wedding certificate

    Hello, I live in Geneva, Switzerland. My GT GT GT Grand-Mother came from England to Geneva between 1852 and 1882, where she married the 18.04.1888. She was born in Brentwood, Essex the 23.09.1852. Her parents were Maria Hallon and John Smith. Here is her birth certificate...

    Started by remychichka‎, 26-01-2013 11:57 AM
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  19. Daniel Herbert and Elizabeth Donkin

    Elizabeth Donkin..she was born abt 13 May 1800, Yorkshire.. parents, Robert Donkin and Hannah Ward.. married 2 feb 1786.(not confirmed) She married a Daniel Herbert and they had a daughter Hannah Maria Herbert.born 1828, All Saints Hereford..England... She married John Hankins, 1845 All Saints...

    Started by dalek39‎, 18-01-2013 9:17 PM
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    22-01-2013, 2:12 AM Go to last post
  20. Born one day, died the next.

    I have found details of death and will be able to purchase a certificate but cannot find evidence of birth. Would the birth have been registered? Male Cox, Date of registration : it's quarter 1867' Leek Staffordshire Vol 6b p. 202.

    Started by Annamarie‎, 21-01-2013 2:02 AM
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    21-01-2013, 10:37 PM Go to last post

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