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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. Irish Ancestors

    Where is the best place to start researching my grandmothers ancestry?. She was born in Belfast 1918. Thank you.

    Started by rocket118‎, 06-10-2008 9:05 PM
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    06-10-2008, 10:34 PM Go to last post
  2. case death!!!

    hello i have searched for a death of my great gandmother on the bmd but haven't found a possiable match yet, i was hoping someone else might have more luck then me?. her name was edith case madien name morrison born 1893 not sure if it was the luton area or eastbourne, she married charles...

    Started by cirstybewick‎, 01-10-2008 1:24 PM
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    02-10-2008, 8:50 AM Go to last post
  3. Red face Reading GRO INDEX NUMBERS

    I am trying to obtain a birth certificate for William Henry Wheatley registered in april- june quarter in 1848 in St Pancras. Unfortunately the image is very poor and the volume /page number is almost unreadable. I'm wondering if anyone can advise me as to where to look next. So far i've looked on...

    Started by madbat‎, 29-09-2008 7:33 PM
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    30-09-2008, 5:07 PM Go to last post
  4. Lost at sea

    I am hoping that someone can help me with some advice. I am trying to locate a death certificate for James Avery (1824-65). He was the master of the Unity, a sloop operating in the coastal trade between Plymouth and Falmouth. The Unity was lost in a storm on the night of 7 March 1865, with the...

    Started by AnnR‎, 28-09-2008 12:23 PM
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    30-09-2008, 2:19 PM Go to last post
  5. Seeking information on Susan Snow

    I'm trying to find out about the name SNOW that has been used as a second name in the family for males and females from about 1878 here in Australia. I believe it may have been the maiden name of Susan Carter born abt 1821 in Morchew Bishop? Devonshire, who married John Carter born, abt 1812...

    Started by Westwood‎, 23-09-2008 7:00 AM
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  6. death certificates

    hi what do death certificates tell you??? what sort of information does it have?? will it have there parents names on the certificate??? sorry if this question has be asked before. cirtsy

    Started by cirstybewick‎, 29-09-2008 10:23 AM
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    29-09-2008, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  7. Parents on Birth Certs online?

    Can you only get someones parents from an actual birth certificate? or does anywhere online have that info too? I've tried BMD and whilst it shows me a type written sheet, it doesn't have the parents names. I'm looking for a George Thomas Lane b. 1896. Only definate info I have is his dad...

    Started by SearchingSadler‎, 28-09-2008 4:24 PM
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    28-09-2008, 9:04 PM Go to last post
  8. Smile FUDGE

    Hello ! I am NEW to this site and am not quite sure what I am doing/supposed to be doing, so hope this is right..... OK, I am trying to find any information relating to a (Male) with the surname FUDGE who I believe was a Sergeant in the British Army during the Second World War. All I know is...

    Started by TRACEY DAVID‎, 24-09-2008 11:30 PM
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    26-09-2008, 11:50 AM Go to last post
  9. Help with Deciphering Words on BMD Certificates

    Quite often when we get copies of birth, marriage or death certificates or census images we find ourselves unable to decipher a particular word or phrase. Understandably we would like to ask the helpful members of this forum for their ideas or suggestions. Unfortunately it is a breach of Crown...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 24-09-2008 8:02 PM
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  10. Translation Please

    Hi, I have also posted this in the Brickwalls section as I have hit a rather large one. Can someone have a look at this and let me know what the fathers profession is? I am torn between Blind Maker and Undertaker, if it does indeed say Undertaker then i would be quite happy as i would be able to...

    Started by leevis‎, 23-09-2008 1:17 PM
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    23-09-2008, 1:38 PM Go to last post
  11. Adoption and Marriage Certificate info needed please

    Hi I just have a couple of quick questions if anyone can help please. 1) - Is it possible to get a copy of an adoption certificate showing the adoptive parents details if you are not the adopted child? (I have found a family member who's birth certificate says adopted but cannot find any...

    Started by kat44‎, 22-09-2008 2:05 PM
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    22-09-2008, 8:20 PM Go to last post
  12. birth certificate for an adopted person

    Hi everyone, I really hope you don't mind me posting here, but there's so much expertise here, and I'm hoping someone might be able to help. I'm not actually researching my family history (yet!) but am here because I'm researching a novel. My character is adopted in 1963, and only discovers...

    Started by selliot‎, 01-08-2008 3:20 PM
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    22-09-2008, 10:19 AM Go to last post
  13. Marriage annullment

    If a marriage is annulled would there be a researchable entry of it somewhere? Many thanks, Maureen.

    Started by WK1937‎, 19-09-2008 8:56 PM
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    21-09-2008, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  14. Smile Marriage Look up Please

    I have been trying to find out who Maria Cockin born Q3 1897 in South Cave, Beverley, Yorkshire married in 1920 Quarter 2 Vol 9d Page 296. His name is listed as Jackson and infact they had a child Robert E Jackson born Q3 1921. When I did a search for Maria i got all the details and when i clicked...

    Started by steveh37‎, 19-09-2008 9:52 PM
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    19-09-2008, 10:05 PM Go to last post
  15. Marriage certificate information

    Can anyone tell me if a marriage certificate would indicate whether or not the fathers of the couple are deceased? Laura

    Started by burtness‎, 19-09-2008 5:38 PM
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    19-09-2008, 8:59 PM Go to last post
  16. Question Marriage Cert or Birth Cert??? - Wilfred FITZPATRICK to Gertrude BURDON

    Hello there |wave| Please could a kind person possibly do a marriage lookup to get a GRO index number for me? Please read on first though as it's a bit complicated. I've successfully found my maternal grandparents' marriage on Lancashire FreeBMD but unfortunately, they only give the local...

    Started by julielou2‎, 18-09-2008 6:58 PM
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    18-09-2008, 7:44 PM Go to last post
  17. Marriage help please

    Hi everyone, I have tried without success on FreeBMD to locate a marriage for Wilson Henry LAWTON who married a lady called Mary. I presume that it was round about 1894, judging by the age of their youngest child on the 1901 census. They lived at Bradford, and Mary has listed her birthplace also...

    Started by BearPear‎, 17-09-2008 6:38 PM
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    17-09-2008, 7:10 PM Go to last post
  18. Death Cert. Query

    I've just received a death certificate for my Gt.Grandfather in 1892, and am not too sure about one of the words. The cause shows Cerebral Haemorrhage and underneath what looks like Coma or Corna. I can't find anything that looks like Corna in medical terms, so would I be right in assuming that...

    Started by busyglen‎, 16-09-2008 5:03 PM
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    16-09-2008, 5:21 PM Go to last post
  19. Question Death of SAMUEL JOHN LOWN

    SAMUEL JOHN LOWN shows up in the FreeBMD's as having been born in the December quarter of 1848 in LAMBETH, SURREY. Apart from his birth, we haven't been able to find any other reference to him whatsoever in census records or the FreeBMD's (which we realise are not complete). My daughter-in-law...

    Started by Jade26‎, 14-09-2008 2:28 AM
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    16-09-2008, 2:30 AM Go to last post
  20. look up please

    |computer| good morning can some one do a look up for me please , im looking for a death for a Charles Warman born around 1887 Brentwood Essex and his brother Samuel Warman born 1891 also Brentwood Essex. parents names Charles and Harriet Warman if that helps at all. would also be nice to...

    Started by anndot‎, 13-09-2008 7:30 AM
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    13-09-2008, 11:17 AM Go to last post

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