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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    02-08-2018, 9:26 PM Go to last post
  5. 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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    02-08-2018, 12:02 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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  7. What does this mean on a death certificate

    I've been looking at my father-in-law's parents who were not married. His mother was Bertha Fleming and the man named on my father-in-law's birth certificate is noted as Charles Ernest Fleming. But, the 1939 Registration documents confirm Bertha as married (her first husband was still living) but...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 21-07-2018 5:16 PM
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    22-07-2018, 8:45 AM Go to last post
  8. Jean Done

    Hi, New to all this, I'm trying to find some information on an old friend who I have recently been informed may have died quite young (in her 20s). Her name is Jean Done from the Eccles/Salford area (Ashbourne Rd?) The date of birth I have been given as 3/7/57 and death in the last quarter of 1982,...

    Started by mike-s‎, 20-07-2018 3:36 PM
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    21-07-2018, 7:24 AM Go to last post
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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 - MarriageFinder™ 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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