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Forum: Certificates - Births, Marriages and Deaths in the UK

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. "No PKX"

    On a birth certificate from 1942 the father's name is given and his occupation. In this case he was a Stoker 1st class RN. But there is also an additional piece of information next to this which reads "No PKX". Can anyone tell me what this signifies please? Paul.

    Started by PaulDorrell‎, 02-04-2017 2:14 PM
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  2. GRO PDF Certificates Pilot Phase 3

    Will last until 12 April or until 40,000 PDF certificates have been issued. From the GRO website: Applications for each PDF cost £8, must be made online and include a GRO index reference. England and Wales records which are available as PDF's in pilot 3 include: Births: 1935-2006...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 17-03-2017 9:45 AM
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  3. Missing the GRO PDF service

    I've been researching my grandmother's paternal grandparents and tracking her maiden aunt - Elizabeth Larkin born 1859 in Essex. I found two in the 1939 Registration but one was a married lady so I discounted her. I decided to look for the death of my Elizabeth. I got two possibles: Elizabeth...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 21-02-2017 9:40 AM
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  4. cunningham

    My great grandfather on the 1871 census is aged 1mth but delving deeper with his birth cert he was born in may 1871, the census was taken in April 1871 so how is he registered on it do mistakes happen,also he lived in 39 betnick st on census but on birth cert he lived 29 betnick st.would be...

    Started by cunningham47‎, 07-03-2017 2:06 PM
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  5. Moved: Henry Charles Sheppard - missing

    Started by trevor woodward‎, 26-02-2017 9:56 PM
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  6. Pearcey marriage queries

    Iím curious about the marriages of 2 Pearcey sisters, Mary & Sarah Ann, both born Durnford Wilts. 1842 & 1850. My GRO searches for them brings questions. Mary Pearcey marries Robert John Wood at Amesbury Wilts. Jy Q 1872 5a 287 (I shall purchase this) Yet Ancestry has this - Mary Pearcey...

    Started by Heather17‎, 26-02-2017 6:06 AM
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  7. No Maiden Name ?

    My wife is trying to trace her paternal grandmother, and it is testing:crazy: A GRO search of her name bought up a couple of probables, one of which has no mother's maiden name. Any ideas why? I'm intrigued, because family rumour has it that she was born in a workhouse in Birmingham, and...

    Started by NOTSHARP‎, 13-02-2017 9:19 PM
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  8. Thomas Thompson /Tomson

    how di i find a birth in 1780's and marriage around 1800? any advice please?

    Started by ianlochrie‎, 08-02-2017 2:09 AM
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  9. Help please! Cannot read writing!

    Hi everyone, I'm really hoping someone can help. Can anyone decipher this occupation on a birth cert I have? Have included a close up and full cert for handwriting reference. Thanks all

    Started by Jjam0137‎, 05-02-2017 11:40 PM
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  10. How do I order death certificate

    Hi, I'm very new to this so apologies if there is an easy answer!! (my first ever question) I'm trying to order a Death certificate for my great auntie from GRO. I've done this for her birth without problems. I'm searching the GRO index to find the registration but the year only goes up to...

    Started by Bex4110‎, 29-01-2017 3:05 PM
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  11. Bates/England Marriage

    Am researching Charles William (or WC) Bates and Ellen England who married in Halifax district June qtr 1901 Is anyone able to look up who their respective parents were, as I Thank you in antication

    Started by JandL‎, 23-06-2016 1:18 AM
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  12. No trace of certificate- need help please.

    Hi I am looking for a certificate of a Francisco Blanco - birth place Dalston, London in 1877. Now here's the puzzling bit - his brother Alberto Blanco was born in the same year but in Leeds, W.Yorkshire!! I have his certificate. Now how can two people be born in the same year in two different...

    Started by wallydoginoz‎, 15-01-2017 3:54 PM
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  13. Death came as a Surprise

    Not sure if this is the correct forum (alternative General Chatter??) The following came from my GGg'dad's Death Cert. and came as a surprise to me as I was expecting COD to be a heart condition that has killed several of my ancestors at an early age. Killed by being run over by a passing...

    Started by macwil‎, 27-11-2016 1:23 PM
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  14. Expanding search beyond BMD databases

    When you have exhausted all name derivations looking for a civil registration record for someone you know to be dead, what should be the next step in trying to locate the record? I know that some of the civil registration recording wasn't top notch so should I assume that the record a) doesn't...

    Started by dedken‎, 22-12-2016 12:12 AM
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  15. Could a first name in a certificate be wrong?

    Apologies for the daft question but is it possible that the wrong first name was recorded on a marriage or death certificate? If so, what could the reason be for that, apart from illiteracy? (Although the registrar wasnít illiterate?!) One has resulted in a brick wall of several years! On my...

    Started by Jessie 888‎, 13-12-2016 8:53 AM
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  16. East London Union certificate

    Sorry if this is a daft question but does the Registration District of East London Union mean that the person was living in the workhouse ... or just that their certificate was paid for by the union/poor law? I have a 1839 death certificate of my relative dying (aged 3 of scarlet fever) at...

    Started by Jessie 888‎, 19-11-2016 3:41 PM
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    13-12-2016, 8:23 AM Go to last post
  17. GRO New Functionality

    This is the current message on the GRO home page " New functionality available New functionality to search for GRO Historic Birth and Death Index References online is now available through our website" For births, mother's maiden name is included even for pre 1911 births. For deaths,...

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 04-11-2016 5:11 PM
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  18. Registration of Stillborn Births

    Does anyone know how the birth of a stillborn child would have been dealt with in 1881? Is the birth registered in the normal way (and entered in the indexes) and then the death registered? Or is the birth just registered and the certificate marked as 'stillborn'? I've got a Q4 1881 birth but...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 03-12-2016 2:26 PM
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  19. Struggling to find a death record

    My great grandfathers brother was named Albert Heaton Staniforth, he was born in 1930 in Sheffield (or Chesterfield at that time), I know he married a Margaret Molloy in 1950 and I can't for the life of me track down a death cert. I'm 99% certain they lived in Sheffield their entire lives, can...

    Started by natonstan‎, 30-11-2016 11:34 PM
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    03-12-2016, 4:51 PM Go to last post
  20. Divorce decree absolute

    I am making this request on behalf of a friend who, in order to pursue a claim against the estate of his late mother, is required to produce a copy of his parents' divorce decree absolute. Both parents are deceased. He was fostered out as a child and has no knowledge of the details of the divorce...

    Started by brentor boy‎, 04-11-2016 10:16 AM
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    04-11-2016, 1:38 PM Go to last post

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