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zenawarrior Report 22 Dec 2012 10:41

hi everyone would some one be able to tell me where i can find a death record of someone who died in 2010 please
thank you zena


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 22 Dec 2012 10:55

As you are probably aware, BMD after c2006 aren't on the internet.

Paper copies are held at

Birmingham Central Library (please note the indexes will be temporarily unavailable from the 22nd December 2012 - please check their website for additional information)
Bridgend Local and Family History Centre
City of Westminster Archives Centre
Manchester City Library
Newcastle City Library
Plymouth Central Library and
The British Library

The indexes are available for searching by the public


You could try seeing if a death announcement is available on


zenawarrior Report 22 Dec 2012 10:58

thank you detective
merry christmas


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 22 Dec 2012 11:01

One other possibility.

GRO themselves *might* be able to send you a copy of the certificate at a cost of £9.25.

2 problems
- the search parameters (name or dob) would have to be exactly as recorded on the certificate
- There is a time lag between registration and being listed on the index.

Merry Christmas back :-D


zenawarrior Report 22 Dec 2012 11:05

thats my problem
just know name and year
no day month or place
zena x


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 22 Dec 2012 11:13

You might be able to get away with just the name and year. Ask +/- one in case the death was in December but was registered in the following year.

The main problem could be the name, which is only as good as the informants knowledge.

Mary Jane Smith might have been registered as Jane Smith if that's what every one called her, or Mary Smith if they didn't know her middle name. Either way, no certificate!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 22 Dec 2012 11:15

If you wanted to ring GRO to discuss it

"You can contact us by telephone on +44 (0)300 123 1837 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. Saturday 9am to 4pm). Calls to 0300 numbers cost no more that calls to UK numbers starting 01 and 02 and should be part of any inclusive minutes that apply to your provider and call package. "

It migh be best wait until next year? Its difficult to guess how co-operative they'd be in the run up to the Holiday season


zenawarrior Report 22 Dec 2012 12:13

thanks for all your advise
will do as you say in the new year
best wishes