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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 12:13 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 5:39 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 4:10 PM
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  1. Cause of Death

    Below is an extract from the death certificate of one of my grandfather's sisters in 1903 when she was 6 years old. She died in a slate mining village in North Wales, as you see the principle cause of death is quite legible, so I am really looking for a bit more information and hoping that there...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 11-01-2018 2:18 PM
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  2. Unhappy UK Death Certificate

    I have been looking for the death certificates for HENRY JOHN BRICE and his wife MARY ANN WOODHOUSE without success. I have a death year for Henry of 1857 and 1874 for Mary Ann however I've been unable to confirm either. I believe they were living in the region of Devon, England. Henry and Mary...

    Started by victoriab52‎, 19-12-2017 5:54 AM
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  3. Can't read death certificate initials

    Please could some kind soul help me to read the initials in the Rank or Profession column and tell me what they mean? (B. D. R. something?) I also don't understand the meaning of the number in the same column.

    Started by Jessie 888‎, 27-10-2017 5:14 PM
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  4. Three month pilot for PDF certificates


    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 12-10-2017 2:13 PM
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  5. Smile Marriage Certificate Witnesses. How Many?

    Just discovered a relative's marriage, in Bayton PR (Worcestershire Archives), with six, yes SIX, witnesses signing. Does anyone have more?

    Started by macwil‎, 29-09-2017 9:53 AM
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  6. Information on Edward Munro Green b1905 d1988

    I am looking for any information on a great uncle of mine. We understand that he ended up living in an institute from about the age of 15/20 to his death in 1988. Any information or direction is much appreciate. I have many details on family members, but not on Great Uncle Eddie. I reside in...

    Started by FedeykoMillard‎, 29-09-2017 4:47 AM
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    29-09-2017, 9:16 AM Go to last post
  7. Angry Death certificates

    I've been researching my family history for some time now but up until now I have only confirmed deaths by actually sending off for death certificates. Luckily all the ones I have ordered have been the ones I'm looking for but I've hit a bit of a brick wall with the death of my 2xGt Grandfather as...

    Started by Hils Hoppo‎, 20-10-2008 12:48 PM
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  8. Third time unlucky

    Samuel Burks (Birks) Lincoln born 16th July 1844 to William Lincoln and Denira Burks at Nettleham, Lincolnshire. Newspaper article Leicester March 16th 1878 states - Samuel Lincoln for many years engaged ...... at the Kings Head Hotel in Loughborough, was suddenly taken ill - owing to the...

    Started by MrsPoppy‎, 20-09-2017 4:53 PM
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  9. Louie Roberts nee Mulhall from Sligo -

    Hi - I am trying to find information on my Grandmother - Her name was Louie Roberts her maiden name Mulhall - Her mother was Susan Mulhall (Roper) and father James Mulhall who on Louie's Death certificate is shown as a Baker - The family were from Sligo Ireland Louie died in Glasgow on 4...

    Started by Raymond Bell‎, 17-09-2017 10:49 PM
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  10. 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 12:18 AM
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  11. 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 4:11 PM
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  12. Death registered under 3 names?...

    I've located a marriage of John BOWHILL to Priscilla Elizabeth McFADZEAN in Sep Qtr 1891. (It's on FreeBMD, for Portsea, vol 2b page 919, although the bride is indexed as Priscella Elizabeth McFADZEAN). Other research suggests that prior she was Priscilla Elizabeth GARDNER, married to Daniel...

    Started by emmteeyess‎, 01-08-2017 8:40 AM
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    05-09-2017, 9:32 AM Go to last post
  13. Fathers on birth certificates

    Hello, I'm hoping someone can shed some light on the possibilities around naming fathers on birth certificates! I'm trying to track down my g-grandfather (which is pretty impossible) - g-grandmother's first husband James Leak died in WW1 - she didn't remarry & went on to have 5 more children...

    Started by romy21‎, 31-08-2017 7:10 PM
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    02-09-2017, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  14. GRO Phase 3. Certificates in PDF format.

    Can anyone advise as to any recent updates concerning this? I believe that I have read some dates in the past but can't remember them.:no: Additionally, on the GRO (Birth) Database, why are there entries where no MMN is entered? Is this because none was entered , or is it illegible, or does it...

    Started by Ken_R‎, 30-08-2017 8:14 PM
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  15. Marriage and birth

    Hello Is there someone who can help me with: 1) A marriage certificate on Jens Hansen Pedersen and Kate (Chaterine?) Francis Thompson They were married 24 February 1897 in Roman Catholic Church, St. Bede, South Shields 2) Kate Francis Thompsons birth and her parrents names 3) The date when...

    Started by pern64‎, 29-07-2017 11:37 AM
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  16. No birth registration

    Is it possible that someone's birth was not registered at all? I have been trying to find the birth registration of my great grandfather, William Mortimer GAINE. There is a record of a baptism on 21 August 1859 at Holy Trinity Church, Grays Inn, London. His date of birth is given as 11th...

    Started by lesleyl‎, 04-05-2010 5:57 PM
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  17. Marriage records

    I live in the states and I am trying to build my fathers paternal side of the tree. I am looking for a marriage certificate for my 2nd great grandmother Mary Roberts. She was born 1865 in Wales and passed in 1948 in Lancashire, England. She married a John Thomas born 1862 in St Helens, Lancashire....

    Started by mamagoose‎, 18-05-2017 11:02 PM
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  18. Robert Sanderson

    Looking for information on the Robert Sanderson who died in Dec 1761 in Cheshire. I'm hoping he was the Robert Sanderson born in 1696 in Boston, Massachusetts, BNA who emigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1756 where he became involved in politics, becoming the first Speaker of the House of...

    Started by Guy_Sanderson‎, 12-08-2017 2:30 AM
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  19. Newbie on adoption

    Hi I actually have a couple of questions:stuart: I am trying to do a family tree and get Irish citizenship:wacko: Now in order to start I need my mothers and fathers birth certs, their marriage cert and divorce certificate, my grandmothers-grandfathers birth, marriage and death certs My...

    Started by jonnyfireblade‎, 31-07-2017 11:49 AM
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  20. Mystery Marriage Help!

    Could anyone help me find a marriage between the following people? George Austin Wilcox, born 1921, Malling, Kent and Marion Sylvia Pullen. They should marry between 1967 and 1970, I think. George previously married Agmeszka Gornd in 1945 in Maidstone, Kent. I'm not sure if they ever...

    Started by morrwilcox‎, 28-07-2017 1:08 PM
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