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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. Moved: Help in finding a Grandmotherís birth

    Started by Colmart‎, 20-01-2018 6:22 PM
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Three month pilot for PDF certificates

    https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/Login.asp

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 12-10-2017 2:13 PM
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    17-10-2017, 11:08 PM Go to last post
  12. 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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  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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

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