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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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    02-04-2012, 10:12 PM Go to last post
  1. Ordering GRO Certificate without Death Date

    Hi All, After a question I posted on here a few weeks ago, I have decided to order a certificate for person that is most likely to be a relative. I am not a little stuck as the death was registered in 1995 and when I try to order the certificate on the GRO website it states I need the exact...

    Started by adavis‎, 18-04-2018 8:54 PM
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    19-04-2018, 8:11 AM Go to last post
  2. Search for Richard Groombridge Butt parents

    Hoping to find someone who can help me find the parents of my ancestor Richard Groombridge Butt. Born in Jersey Channel Island 1831 Arrived Lynttleton New Zealand from Brisbane Australia 1854 Married Rosetta Wells 1856 Died New Zealand 1909 Feeling very frustrated, would appreciate any help...

    Started by Adnylnamwob‎, 04-04-2018 7:18 AM
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  3. GRO Refund

    Just had my £6 refunded by the GRO saying my John Norman is not at that ref but I'm sure he is! What's going on???:confused5: PDF for Birth: Quantity Ordered = 1 Forename at Birth = JOHN Surname at Birth = NORMAN Year = 1886 Qtr = S Vol = 10B Page = 621 ROLO District name = WIGTON

    Started by freccle‎, 11-04-2018 3:49 PM
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    13-04-2018, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  4. Obtaining the right cert

    I have the following transcript: England & Wales marriages 1837-2005 Transcrip􀆟on First name(s) MARY ELIZABETH Last name NORMAN Marriage quarter 2 Marriage year 1904 Registration month - MarriageFinderô MARY ELIZABETH NORMAN married one of these people John William Savage, James Braithwaite...

    Started by freccle‎, 08-04-2018 10:55 AM
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    08-04-2018, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  5. Canít make out fathers profession.

    Hi all I canít read this profession on my 2x great grandfather wedding cert. Can anybody help.

    Started by C lynch‎, 28-03-2018 4:08 AM
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    29-03-2018, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  6. What birth certs. to order?

    Hello forum members. I need to try and order a birth certificate for my great uncle George Smith. He was born in 1898 and his parents were William Smith and Emily Kate Cheese. On the 1901 census he is shown as being born in Hammersmith. The family were living at 20 Askew Crescent...

    Started by Abbreviation‎, 18-03-2018 3:40 PM
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    23-03-2018, 10:10 AM Go to last post
  7. hard to read

    Hello Hope Im on the right forum but can anyone help me read a Baptism for Sarah Caton 9 May 1813 Saint Matthew Bethnal Green London. I cannot read the fathers Occupation it looks like broker! also on sons James Catonsame church but on the 22 oct 1815 kind regards Lizziejane

    Started by Lizziejane‎, 22-03-2018 6:40 AM
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    22-03-2018, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  8. Looking for a place in Wales - watch out!

    I have been looking at one of my family lines and trying to fill in a few gaps, but its difficult with a name like Thomas Evans - there's a lot of them about. That's one complication, but its just been compounded by a conversation that I have just had with the GRO in Southport. Last month I...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 09-03-2018 1:53 PM
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    12-03-2018, 11:23 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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  10. Father's name

    I have two marriage certificates for the same lady the first one states her father's first and last name, but the second one 16 years later only has his surname. What couldbe the reson for this?

    Started by zaraarnold‎, 07-03-2018 11:05 AM
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    07-03-2018, 1:34 PM Go to last post
  11. GRO CERTS

    Can anyone explain this? A member of another site Has found the death reg of a relative on the GRO but on ordering the cert the GRO have said there is no certificate and refunded money. This was ordered the original way. Why would they have no cert if the registration is on the site? Would...

    Started by Pamelawagster‎, 04-03-2018 8:31 PM
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  12. Dunbar m Stoker m Stoker 1880-1901

    I’ve just received an unusual marriage cert for a Robert Stoker marrying a Margaret Isabella Stoker (I’d assumed cousins or inlaws marrying). It’s a photocopy of the original register not a transcript. The details read across – married Register Office, Sunderland, 9th March 1901 Robert Stoker,...

    Started by emmteeyess‎, 06-02-2018 7:20 PM
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  13. EDWARD HOWARD

    I am searching for the Place and Date of Birth of Edward Howard. He was a Gunner with the Horse Brigade, Royal Artillery, British Army. He came out to India around 1860. he had a son , Charles Joseph Howard who was born in Meerut, India on 28.05.1867. Any help will be greatly appreciated....

    Started by IKHOWARD‎, 26-02-2018 7:10 AM
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  14. 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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    25-02-2018, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  15. reporting a marriage index error

    There seems to be an error in "England & Wales marriages 1837-2005" and I wonder how I can report it. The online GRO Index doesn't seem to give me an option of reporting marriage index errors. I know for a fact that Elizabeth PEARCE married Henry Adams NEWTON in Amersham district 1st quarter...

    Started by wimsey‎, 06-02-2018 4:53 AM
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  16. 1950s birth certificate/father's name missing

    Hi. I've always known that my mum and dad weren't married to each other when myself and my siblings were born in the 1950s/early 1960s but were brought up by both of them in a very loving family. At the time the first one of us were born my mum had changed her name by deed poll to that of my dad...

    Started by cah1958‎, 07-02-2018 8:00 PM
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  17. 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 8:19 PM
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    05-02-2018, 5:20 PM Go to last post
  18. Are these guys any good

    before going any further, has anyone any experience of family-history-reports ?

    Started by alphonso31‎, 28-01-2018 4:39 PM
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  19. Birth registered twice? ... or 2 people?

    Could a birth be registered twice - same Office, same quarter, same name or must this be 2 seperate Thomas Wilfrids? (possible I guess if they were cousins, say, named after a grandfather - rather than 2 random unrelated people, which would be possible too) Thing is - I don't want to go...

    Started by emmteeyess‎, 28-01-2018 5:01 PM
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    28-01-2018, 6:31 PM Go to last post
  20. Moved: Help in finding a Grandmotherís birth

    Started by Colmart‎, 20-01-2018 6:22 PM
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