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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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  1. Can anyone help with a lookup?

    I just need an age at death for one Edmund TULLOCH. Cheltenham 1997. I did have an Ancestry account, but have had to let it lapse due to financial woes.. Thanks in anticipation

    Started by mooshoo46‎, 03-09-2012 12:41 PM
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  2. A Question

    On a death certificate I have recently received the deceased is registered as "Lawrence Arthur Johnson otherwise Jacobs". It is suspected that Lawrence's father changed the name from Jacobs to Johnson but why would his death registry enter both names. Is this common? And is there any particular...

    Started by NChittenden‎, 23-08-2012 5:33 PM
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  3. Deciphering a maiden name

    Hi again, all, I'm trying to decipher the mother's maiden name on this birth cert, registered in Salford, I think it's Turrier.At first I thought Furrier but the first letter looks more like the 'T' in Terrace and Twenty so I'm thinking Turrier. The only problem being I can find no evidence of a...

    Started by lindarhead‎, 17-08-2012 4:24 PM
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  4. 1920s Adoption Rules re Birth Cert

    Hey - general query with no names mentioned! I know how adoption works nowadays but was it possible to do an "adoption within the family" with no need to register the birth? Have an relative in my family who has never had a birth cert and was just told there wasn't one and a formal enquiry to the...

    Started by pixie1972‎, 12-08-2012 9:46 PM
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    14-08-2012, 8:32 AM Go to last post
  5. Marriage certificate query

    Would I be right in thinking that if a marriage certificate (1871) does not show the groom's (aged 23) father then they probably didn't know who he was! (There are just dashes in the name and ranks spaces). Does this also mean that I can go no further back? Stupidly, a few months ago I did...

    Started by Clarinetguy‎, 09-08-2012 2:27 PM
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  6. Need help With A Birth Certificate

    My late Grandmorth Annie (Hannath) Kenyon was born circa 1879, the 1891 census shows her place of birth Carlisle. I have searched the Free BMD site and their registers to see if I can find the records, but no success. The only other avenue left for me is the Army Births and Baptism registers, and...

    Started by Geoff Wycherley‎, 05-08-2012 3:02 PM
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    06-08-2012, 12:17 PM Go to last post
  7. Just Curious?

    If by any chance a miracle occurred and the GRO offered you an extra button to click saying 'Email Service' You could receive by email, a scanned copy of the certificate you just ordered, within 24 hours. 1. Would you be tempted? 2. How much would you consider paying for the service? As I...

    Started by Mutley‎, 01-08-2012 12:38 AM
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  8. Got the date of death but ...

    Hi All, I was lucky enough to be passed on a family photo album from an elderly uncle who knew I would treasure it. In it were several clues to my FOULDS family from Salford area, two being Memorial Cards with the death dates on them. But despite having the dates I cannot locate certificates or...

    Started by louann‎, 02-08-2012 11:20 PM
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  9. Marriage Certificates - 1892

    Firstly - please forgive my ignorance! I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what a marriage certificate from 1892 would show. I am looking for an ancestor who's first concrete trace is his marriage in 1892. I have the GRO index reference and I also have the marriage banns. The problem is the...

    Started by lisagarnham‎, 03-08-2012 12:38 PM
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  10. Only every 4 years?

    I don't know whether I've just been lucky or whether family history folks are more interested in Beach Volleyball at the Olympics, but I've received 3 certificates from the GRO over the last week in less than 8 days! One was even a day earlier than they predicted. Does this only happen every 4...

    Started by malcolm99‎, 28-07-2012 10:40 PM
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  11. Have I got the right certificate this time?

    My great-great-great-grandmother was Isabella Bell, née Murray. She was born in Scotland and married Richard Bell, a blacksmith from Cumberland. By the time the Censuses start, they have moved to Northumberland: 1841 - Class: HO107; Piece: 820; Book: 17; Civil Parish: Earsdon; County:...

    Started by pottoka‎, 28-07-2012 5:17 PM
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    |computer||computer| Hi, I've been unable to find any record of a marriage for my Paternal Grandparents- Alice Johnson and John Langston... I'm certain they were married but so far, I've drawn a blank! Alice was born in 1876 in Hackney, London, John was born in 1869...The marriage would've...

    Started by Cockney-Sparra‎, 20-07-2012 6:11 PM
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  13. Cool FreeREG Record Details

    Hello. I have some Search Record Details from FreeREG for a marriage in 1830 and the last entry is a file number. Is it possible to buy a copy of the original entry, and if so, where would I apply? Thank you. annegen

    Started by annegen‎, 14-07-2012 2:16 PM
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  14. Occupation problem!!!!

    I have a marriage certificate of an Albert Mitchell who married an Ethel Maud Miskin in 1918. In his rank or profession box it simply says K. R. R ~ totally at a loss, guessing its something to do with military, but could be totally wrong, Can anyone shed any light on what this stand for Thank...

    Started by knbkms‎, 15-07-2012 10:42 PM
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  15. Can I get.... marriage certificate

    Is it possible to get a copy of marriage certificate from 1780? I have details but don't know where to get information, I need to find out the couple's parents etc. Joseph Goundry married Mary Bulmer 22 May 1780 at St. Andrews, Auckland, Durham. Batch No. M00021-5 Film No. 434934...

    Started by L Murphy‎, 07-07-2012 5:40 PM
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  16. Certificate Search

    Is it possible for the General Record office UK to do a search of multiple certificates and try to match them up with facts you give them, or do you have to go there yourself?

    Started by Deb525‎, 04-07-2012 12:35 PM
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  17. Is it possible for a burial - no death cert.

    This may sound weird, but I have a family in the 1851 census living on Brindley St., Paddington - HO107/1466/255/11 - crown copyright TNA. The names are James Edgcombe, age 51 a Mason, his wife Jane age 53 and their 2 sons James age 19 a Mason and John age 11 a scholar. James and Jane were...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 02-07-2012 7:28 PM
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  18. Help deciphering maiden name on Certificate

    Good morning, My Great Great Great Grandfather (James Bragg) was a widower following the death of his wife Selina Bendy on 13 June 1875. A few years later, he remarried Jane Johnson (nee ???) on 15 November 1879 in Westminster. A copy of the certificate of the marriage between Jane and...

    Started by stevenwright02‎, 29-06-2012 7:47 AM
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  19. Irish Certificates

    A government petition refers to cheaper certificates being available in Ireland, as follows "Research Copies for Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates for Genealogical Research Purposes Under current legislation, ..............that these may be issued in a electronic (email) format or a plain...

    Started by sjmccall‎, 25-06-2012 10:15 PM
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  20. Post Warlow of Westminster and Croydon 1869 -1920

    Philip Warlow married Annie Gillard around 1896 perhaps in London-or Wales. I have searched for their marriage but so far have had no luck. Which site now has the old BMD style of searcing i.e. Name. Year. Quarter. Love to hehar from you.

    Started by Bettyanne‎, 21-06-2012 1:44 AM
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    23-06-2012, 7:48 PM Go to last post

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