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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. 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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    01-07-2018, 10:33 PM Go to last post
  2. 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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    13-06-2018, 4:48 PM Go to last post
  3. Martha Hodgson

    Martha Hodgson was born 5.8.1828 and believed to be daughter of Jeremiah and Catherine Hodgson, farmers Lincolnshire. I do not have confirmed birth parents or marriage details. My questions are: Was she 'adopted' by fathers brother, Robert Hodgson and wife Stella (Sorlie)? I can't find death...

    Started by dian‎, 18-09-2013 12:14 AM
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    11-06-2018, 8:11 AM Go to last post
  4. British subjects

    Hello, I am sure someone can help me with this - where do I find BDM records for British Subjects born overseas in non- Commonwealth countries?. Specifically - Spain, 1860-1900, and I won't assume Gibraltar. Are these with the GRO? Cheers Bess

    Started by Bess‎, 11-07-2009 7:27 AM
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    25-05-2018, 3:50 AM Go to last post
  5. Searching for Millar/Miller Glasgow

    Margaret Millar/Miller B-1801, Barony Glasgow Father William Millar. Mother Janet Robinson. Looking for ancestors.

    Started by David Wylie‎, 19-05-2018 7:05 PM
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    19-05-2018, 7:27 PM Go to last post
  6. 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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    18-05-2018, 9:44 PM Go to last post
  7. Question Missing GRO Death Certificates - WW2 RAF

    Two of my husband's uncles were Flight Engineers in the RAF and both were shot down and killed. I have looked for them on the GRO Index and cannot find either of them. Does anyone have any ideas why their deaths would not have been registered?

    Started by BWills‎, 16-05-2018 11:10 PM
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    17-05-2018, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  8. Can't find birth record in GRO index

    A birth record I found on FreeBMD doean't appear to exist on GRO. Anyone know why this might be? The record on FreeBMD is: Births Mar 1902 DAMPS Clara Mary Whitechapel 1c 294 I've tried searching for different variations of the name but to no avail. I've also typed in the vol and...

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 08-05-2018 10:02 AM
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    08-05-2018, 7:24 PM Go to last post
  9. All transcriptions identical?

    Prob a daft question but are the transcriptions on the free BMD site the same transcriptions that are on the genealogy sites such as findmypast? The reason I ask is that one of mine must have been transcribed incorrectly as he's gone missing. I am trying to find the birth cert for a John Norman,...

    Started by freccle‎, 02-05-2018 6:42 AM
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    02-05-2018, 8:18 AM Go to last post
  10. Who married who

    This is a record from Free BMD, can any one help me to decide on who married who, the one I am really interested in is Eva Purnell Surname First name(s) District Vol Page Marriages Jun 1908 (>99%)

    Started by maesglas/ssclub‎, 28-04-2018 11:51 AM
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    29-04-2018, 9:56 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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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  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. 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

    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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    04-03-2018, 9:37 PM Go to last post

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