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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: Missing entries in GRO's Historical Indexes

    Information once again courtesy of the Lost Cousins newsletter. https://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters2/jan19news.htm#GROmissing Do scroll down to the next two articles in the newsletter as they relate to this one. Please note that the missing entries are on the GRO's Historical birth and...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 11-01-2019 9:23 AM
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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. Price increase for UK BMD certificates

    Though not until 16 February 2019, so if you get organised you can get still get the certificates at the current price. As usual, Lost Cousins are hot off the press with the news. https://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters2/xmasday18.htm#BMD Please read the whole article, as the GRO will...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 25-12-2018 10:23 PM
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  2. Thomas Martin jnr born 1900

    Hey guys I'm not having much luck with the Martins! Thomas Martin born 1900 in Hull Yorkshire with his sister Rose according to 1901 census! Their living at 16 Willard St in orrell Bootle area of Liverpool, now on 1911 census Thomas has gone and it states one of their children has died whom I...

    Started by toffeetower‎, 10-02-2019 1:28 PM
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  3. Thomas Martin 1875 Birkenhead

    Hi guys really confused here or I'm making silly mistakes! I have Thomas Martin born 14 July 1875 Birkenhead according to 1939 reg! Only record I can find on GRO site is for 1876 8a 462 mums name McMahon Now I thought martinis father who is also Thomas married a Jayne Mcclaren! In 1877! ...

    Started by toffeetower‎, 08-02-2019 3:23 PM
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  4. Who ordered a cert & GRO said no ref?

    Apropos the post about missing/duplicated districts in the GRO's Historical births and deaths indexes, have I mis-remembered this. . . . . Someone, fairly recently, said that they'd ordered a certificate/PDF from the GRO. I can't remember if a certificate was sent but it was the wrong one, or...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 12-01-2019 11:41 AM
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  5. Citing sources

    Hi, hoping someone can help me. I'm in the process of writing up my family history and am at the final stage trying to make sure that I have all documents, etc referenced correctly. I'm having a mental block at the moment. Could anyone advise how best to cite sources for birth, marriage and death...

    Started by SarahAnn23‎, 03-01-2019 12:42 PM
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  6. Death Certificate

    I need a death certificate for my grandfather but do not know the year he died? Maybe between 1981-1985 I have been to the GRO website but it asks for his age at death and also his death date and I really do not know these. I do know the road and town he died on though :( Any Ideas

    Started by jonnyfireblade‎, 13-06-2018 2:56 PM
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  7. Alterations on birth certificate

    I have seen a post mentioning changes to a BMD certificate asking what the annotations next to it indicate but I cannot locate it. I have the birth certificate for Caroline Quinney (1862 Jun WARWICK UNION 06D 498) Her name was entered as Catherine and then scored through and her correct name...

    Started by Vagabond227‎, 04-12-2018 4:48 PM
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    05-12-2018, 10:10 AM Go to last post
  8. Missing GRO reference?

    I'm getting a little tangled up here...! I have a family called Kellett (or Kellit or Killit) from Yorkshire, (Wyke / Wike /Low Moor / Bradford area). From 1871 Census returns I put the children as: Mary Ann Dawson Kellett (fits with a marriage between John Kellett and Elizabeth Ann Dawson...

    Started by nd_SAOZ‎, 30-11-2018 9:43 AM
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  9. Missing death index and certificate

    I've hit a brick wall, I'm trying to find my 3rd Great Grandfather Giovanni Battista's death index (eventually to order the certificate). Some general information about him: Given name(s): Giovanni Surname: Battista Birthdate: 19 May 1847 Birthplace: Rocca d'Arce, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy...

    Started by battista‎, 14-05-2018 11:03 PM
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  10. Death Cert for William Phillips died 1921

    I'm trying to locate the death certificate for William Phillips who died in February 1921 at the Prince of Wales Convalescent Centre Buttrills Camp, Barry Dock, Glamorgan. He had probably served in Royal Artillery in France. Family legend has it that he was gassed and was eventually admitted to the...

    Started by John Ottery‎, 10-11-2018 4:33 PM
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  11. Advice on Marriage Duplicate

    Hi, Wonder if anyone can advise on an issue that arose today. Using FreeBMD I searched for a marriage of Faith R Dxxxxx in 1966. I found it but when I viewed it she appears to have married two different men in the same Qtr. I checked the scan and it has been transcribed correcty. I thought...

    Started by falconer‎, 06-11-2018 9:39 PM
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  12. Missing marriage record

    On 29th April 1851 Wedmore, Somerset my great great grandfather Thomas Sweet (DOB 1818) married Elizabeth Birch a widow. Her father was Thomas Bacon. I found a baptism record for ‘Betsy’ Bacon 2nd Jul 1815 Wedmore - father Thomas Bacon. What I am struggling to locate is the marriage between...

    Started by Devsom‎, 21-10-2018 8:55 AM
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  13. Wedding Certificate Rank / Profession mystery

    Can anyone help solve this mystery please? The numbers (17) and (18) are listed against my great grandparents Rank or Profession on their wedding certificate. With the numbers seventeen and eighteen spelt out and initialled by the registrar on the right hand side of the certificate. Does anyone...

    Started by Steve G‎, 10-10-2018 5:39 PM
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  14. Cannot locate marriage

    I have not been able to bring up a marriage between Charlotte May White (DOB 19 Mar 1892) and James W Rhodes (DOB 23 Jun 1875) In 1939 they are shown as living in Nottingham with their two sons. There are also 3 other people who I believe are their living daughters. Is anyone able to point...

    Started by Vagabond227‎, 30-09-2018 1:43 PM
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  15. How reliable is this information?

    Been looking for a Birth Cert for a John Harvey 17-03-1873 (taken from the 1939 register) in Lichfield, and had 3 to choose from, I am fairly confident (90%+) that I now have his mothers maiden name as Ferguson from other sources, however on FMP the three maiden names given for these three certs do...

    Started by saddlers‎, 28-09-2018 10:36 AM
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  16. 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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  17. Missing Birth. Stumped?

    Hi everyone. So I am trying to trace my maternal Great Grandma, Bridget Kelly. I know from speaking to Mum and checking on free BMD’s that she was born on 18th December 1886, as it says so on her death certificate. It gives the month/s and year her death was registered and her dob. Her...

    Started by Nerjagirl‎, 11-08-2018 7:02 PM
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  18. Birth & Death Certificates

    Can anyone tell me if a child who passed not long after being born in hospital in 1949 would they have certificates of birth and death registered at the GRO.

    Started by jen1302‎, 06-08-2018 6:17 PM
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  19. Question Missing death certificate (2007)

    I applied to the GRO for a death certificate for a distant relation, providing the full name and date of death as detailed on the Grant of Probate. The probate confirms the deceased as domiciled in England and Wales but the GRO has returned my fee as they were unable to find an entry in the...

    Started by IanMK13‎, 08-08-2018 9:57 AM
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  20. Marriages & Banns

    I have the marriage certificate of my 2xgreatGrandparents William Parkinson & Mary Jane Eakins, married 18 April 1853 at St Leonards church, Shoreditch, Hackney. Marriage was following reading of the Banns. Are these Banns recorded anywhere? On Anc* there is a catagory 'London, England Marriages &...

    Started by Colin Parkinson‎, 26-06-2015 10:01 AM
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