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Nicola

Nicola Report 29 Mar 2013 06:19

Ok thank you. Ive been told if i go to the reg office in birmingham i can view the docs for free, do u know if this is correct? Will give them a ring on tuesday xxx

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 29 Mar 2013 09:11

Nicola - the Register Office won't allow you to view their copies of the marriage certificate without first buying it.

However, the Record office (or Archive/Library) will let you scroll through all parish records they hold for free, and pay to make a copy. Not sure of the current cost of printouts, but usually a nominal sum in the region of £1 or less.

ADDED - the extract from the WW1 records previously posted says

*Wife........Esther George...(Residence: 33 Church Vale, Handsworth, Birmingham
Married in the Parish Church, Handsworth Stafford 08/06/1911*


Some of the registers for Handsworth, Staffs are on line according to this link

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=2465.0
Quote from that link cos I was confused
*Handsworth used to be in Staffordshire, but is now part of Birmingham*

If the link doesn't help, they are likley to be held at Birmingham Central Library within the Local Studies and History Department.

From reading the Boards, access is/was limited due to rebuilding/relocation. You might want to contact them before travelling. The web site says the FH section is closed until Sept 2013
http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/localstudieslibrary

Contact details from that link
archives.heritage@birmingham.gov.uk
Tel: 0121 303 4549


PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 29 Mar 2013 09:21

Do get back to us Nicola when you have the details.

Prickles.x

Nicola

Nicola Report 29 Mar 2013 09:56

Thank you, thats great and will do pricklyholly and thank you for your help x

Nicola

Nicola Report 21 Apr 2013 22:03

Hi guys, my dad has found a photo album of pics my grandad took during ww2, he served on hms newfoundland' hms illustrious, & hms speaker from 1941 - 1946. Ive also been told he was married breifly whilst he was serving, and had a son. Our local achivea is shut until september, so cant really search until then, but was extremely excites about what i had found, i wanted to share!