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    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 death date, which I dont have.

    Is there anyway to order a copy of the certificate without this?

    Thanks for any replies!

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    Have you actually tried pressing 'submit/send/whatever' using just the year and the GRO reference number - registration district, volume number, etc? (Long time since I ordered a 'recent' death certificate, so I can't remember the procedure.)

    If your person left a will you can get the date of death from the probate calendar.
    https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills

    Just make sure you use the correct tab (1858-1995 or 1996 to present day) to search. Wills are not necessarily proved in the year of death.
    The information is presented slightly differently in the 1858-1995 years - you get more details.

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    Is there anyway to order a copy of the certificate without this?
    You can order by post.

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    For a 1995 death, the exact date of death is only a requirement in two circumstances ...

    1) That the person was under 18 when they died ?

    2) That you don't have the GRO reference ?

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