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mgnv

mgnv Report 9 Apr 2013 19:32

Re Roy's "Patricia, what your mother said about father not present to register the birth's is correct, if your parents were not married he would have to be present at the registry office to sign the register,"

That's not quite right - if the parents were unwed, then both must give written permission to add the father's name to the b.cert. This is normally done by both being present to jointly rego the birth, but it's not the only way. The father can sign at any UK rego office, or, if abroad, sign and have notarized the special form the GRO have for just such circumstances.

Patricia

Patricia Report 16 Apr 2013 20:08

Hi mgnv
thank you for your comment. From the details on the BC they were both at the offfice at the same time. It also has my mother's then married name and maiden names.
I did not know about these special forms. Perhaps my parents did not either. if they had perhaps the rest of the siblings may have had our father's name on their birth certs.
Many thanks
patj