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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. Where do I start to find a birth certificate?

    Greetings. I am keen to get a copy of my great grandfather's birth certificate, just for family tree purposes. John Macdonald was born to Alexander Macdonald & Annie Munro on 26th November 1869 in Inverness, Scotland. He died in Fochabers on 31/08/1919, and I already have both his death and...

    Started by JanetCarmichael‎, 17-06-2019 4:22 PM
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  2. 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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  3. Forgive the dumb question...

    If there are multiple potential people with same name and DOB, what's the best way of finding which is the right one? I have no idea on parents names so wouldn't have a clue on what's right or not... Thanks!

    Started by jjsebba‎, 13-05-2019 8:29 AM
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  4. Is it unusual to have two separate death cert

    Two Scriven Brothers had sons which they both named Charles Edwin. Before the GRO allowed the searching of the birth & death index, I had the following from FreeBMD The first was born in 1844, the second in 1846 The first was son of my Great Grandfather George Scriven & Great Grandmother Mary...

    Started by Colmart‎, 12-05-2019 2:37 PM
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  5. Time of birth noted on a certificate

    I have the Q2 1875 birth certificate for Ernest Charles Hawkins. Mother's maiden name of Wright. The date of birth is noted as 2nd April 1875 and the time of 3.30 AM is noted. I thought that noting a time meant the child was a twin. I can't find another birth (male or female) in Q2 1875 for...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 16-04-2019 10:06 AM
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  6. FreeBMD 1837 - 1992

    Thanks to Megan in another post I've just learnt something quite important. FreeBMD are extending their transcriptions, now ending in 1992 instead of 1983. Obviously the years 1984 onwards are still in the early stages of transcription. Coverage for all years (1837 onwards) can be found at...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 14-04-2019 12:44 PM
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  7. Charles Richard de Havilland born 1823 -1901

    Hello could someone help me im trying to find out where Charles Richard de Havilland was buried. He was born in 1823 and died in 1901. He was the son of Charles de Havilland.

    Started by mikkel‎, 16-03-2019 8:39 PM
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  8. Christina Ann Lawson

    Hi I'm trying to find birth reg on GRo for Christina Ann Lawson mother maiden Wright born 1894 21st March Below is her death on GRO October 1895 • West Derby, Lancashire LAWSON, CHRISTINA 1 GRO Reference: 1895 D Quarter in WEST DERBY Volume 08B Page 258 1 Source Then we have another...

    Started by toffeetower‎, 08-03-2019 9:52 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. Death certificate age crossed out

    I’ve hit a brick wall in my family tree with one of my relatives. Long story short, I was torn between 2 years he could have been born (6 years apart) as I couldn’t find any records of someone of his name being born in Ireland for the year the 1939 register says, found someone born 6 years before...

    Started by Hoosteen‎, 12-03-2019 2:55 PM
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  11. Birth certs/regs for 1964?

    I have searched both the Ancestry and the Family Search, I am looking specifically for someones 1964 birth reg. and can't find it anywhere. I since found out that no 1964 births are available on either site, does anyone know why this is?

    Started by Mcleeds‎, 03-03-2019 9:45 PM
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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