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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 1:13 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 6:39 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 5:10 PM
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  1. how to find who is the mother

    Hello there Births Dec 1905 Fairfax Lila Muriel B W. Ham 4a 253 How do I find the mmn? I know there is a way through the GRO, But I dont know how. could somebody help me? thank you mm

    Started by marymog‎, 20-07-2017 3:01 AM
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  2. GRO Regimental Birth Indices Supplement?

    I have found the birth record of my ancestor, Christopher Toole, listed in the GRO Regimental Birth Indices Supplement (1761 to 1924). I would appreciate any advice on how to obtain a copy of this record in the hope of finding information about who his parents were.

    Started by Cheryl Closey‎, 03-07-2017 10:43 AM
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    03-07-2017, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  3. Question Informant theory on Birth Certificate

    Hi I have a birth certificate from 1913 with no father listed but the informant is the name of all the following children. The mother and the informant married after having 7 other children but there is a big gap between this one and the 2nd. Is it possible that the informant is the father but as...

    Started by Karenph‎, 22-06-2017 7:27 PM
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  4. Cause of Death - Febus certified

    Hi, I've tried finding what febus means as a cause of death with no success. Can anyone help please? I'm 99.9% sure the word is febus, but I might be wrong! I can scan the certificate if that helps! Thank you. Elaine

    Started by ElaineMaul‎, 16-06-2017 5:23 PM
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  5. cunningham

    My great grandfather on the 1871 census is aged 1mth but delving deeper with his birth cert he was born in may 1871, the census was taken in April 1871 so how is he registered on it do mistakes happen,also he lived in 39 betnick st on census but on birth cert he lived 29 betnick st.would be...

    Started by cunningham47‎, 07-03-2017 2:06 PM
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  6. Death, but no listing in indexes

    For years I wondered what happened to my ancestor's sister and recently came across a newspaper article that mentioned she had died the year previously. When I rechecked the indexes, she was not listed there. Would appreciate any suggestions on tracking it down.

    Started by DianaCanada‎, 03-05-2017 12:39 PM
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    01-06-2017, 3:35 PM Go to last post
  7. Help wanted please to find a marriage

    Am trying to find the marriage of Albert Alexandra and Gwendoline Woodhams, know it was in Chelsea ,London sometime in the 1930's. Need page number etc, so I can order the certificate. Any help greatly appreciated as I can't find it on BMD etc.

    Started by ROSIA12‎, 07-10-2009 5:20 PM
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  8. Birth certificate

    I am starting looking for a friend's family tree. when I asked her dad who is 92 for his birth certificate all he had was a Registrars Certificate he said he had to go to London to get this some years ago to claim is pension as he had lost his Birth cert.(Cert. is the same size as a Small Birth...

    Started by Sandyhall‎, 21-05-2017 11:57 AM
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    23-05-2017, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  9. Viewing Death Certificate

    Hi all, How is the best way to view a Death Certificate to see cause of death? Ancestry want to charge me around £20!

    Started by Lynx10‎, 20-05-2017 10:33 PM
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  10. Marriage records

    I live in the states and I am trying to build my fathers paternal side of the tree. I am looking for a marriage certificate for my 2nd great grandmother Mary Roberts. She was born 1865 in Wales and passed in 1948 in Lancashire, England. She married a John Thomas born 1862 in St Helens, Lancashire....

    Started by mamagoose‎, 19-05-2017 12:02 AM
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  11. Question Help Reading Birth Cert

    Hi I need some help reading the Birth cert. I read it as, The mother: Violet Coulson Caisley Formerly Mitcheson and the fathers Occupation: Colliery heaver I can't read under section7 after Thomas Caisley

    Started by Caisley‎, 04-05-2017 5:37 PM
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  12. Ruth Bishop

    Hi Folks Seeking the dob of Ruth Bishop who was baptised in Amesbury,Wiltshire. Fathers name William Bishop and mother's name Abigail Baptism Date: 12 Feb 1786 > as per Ancestry and FMP.... your help would be much appreciated.... Many thanks

    Started by tomm‎, 30-04-2017 3:06 PM
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  13. "No PKX"

    On a birth certificate from 1942 the father's name is given and his occupation. In this case he was a Stoker 1st class RN. But there is also an additional piece of information next to this which reads "No PKX". Can anyone tell me what this signifies please? Paul.

    Started by PaulDorrell‎, 02-04-2017 2:14 PM
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  14. GRO PDF Certificates Pilot Phase 3

    Will last until 12 April or until 40,000 PDF certificates have been issued. From the GRO website: Applications for each PDF cost £8, must be made online and include a GRO index reference. England and Wales records which are available as PDF's in pilot 3 include: Births: 1935-2006...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 17-03-2017 9:45 AM
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  15. Missing the GRO PDF service

    I've been researching my grandmother's paternal grandparents and tracking her maiden aunt - Elizabeth Larkin born 1859 in Essex. I found two in the 1939 Registration but one was a married lady so I discounted her. I decided to look for the death of my Elizabeth. I got two possibles: Elizabeth...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 21-02-2017 9:40 AM
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  16. Moved: Henry Charles Sheppard - missing

    Started by trevor woodward‎, 26-02-2017 9:56 PM
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  17. Pearcey marriage queries

    Iím curious about the marriages of 2 Pearcey sisters, Mary & Sarah Ann, both born Durnford Wilts. 1842 & 1850. My GRO searches for them brings questions. Mary Pearcey marries Robert John Wood at Amesbury Wilts. Jy Q 1872 5a 287 (I shall purchase this) Yet Ancestry has this - Mary Pearcey...

    Started by Heather17‎, 26-02-2017 6:06 AM
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  18. 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 9:19 PM
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  19. Thomas Thompson /Tomson

    how di i find a birth in 1780's and marriage around 1800? any advice please?

    Started by ianlochrie‎, 08-02-2017 2:09 AM
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  20. Help please! Cannot read writing!

    Hi everyone, I'm really hoping someone can help. Can anyone decipher this occupation on a birth cert I have? Have included a close up and full cert for handwriting reference. Thanks all

    Started by Jjam0137‎, 05-02-2017 11:40 PM
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