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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 11 Nov 2010 22:48

Brought forward.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 25 Mar 2010 11:49

- for new readers

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 24 Jan 2010 01:22

I recently got a marriage cert from the gro, and the writing wasnt all that clear, i found out the actual registrar office and phoned them, and they confirmed/amended over the phone what I thought was written....
cheers, tower hamlets....
Bob

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 6 Nov 2009 10:59

given a nudge for new readers.

jillignite

jillignite Report 20 Aug 2009 19:34

Having read this thread I thought I would try my luck with Derby Register Office. I sent them an email giving the year, quarter and name. I had a response from them within 24 hrs advising they had found the cert!( The GRO said it had been mistranscribed and could not be located.)
A big hug to Derby register office!!!

Madmeg

Madmeg Report 13 Aug 2009 21:46

I read today that some small churches had so few marriages that they have not yet filled up their first book of records, and they have never been submitted to the GRO.

Does anyone think that is true? Could it be why lots of us cannot find marriages of our ancestors and have assumed they never married?

How do we go about finding out?

Margaret

Smiley

Smiley Report 7 Apr 2009 19:10

That's good to know Kay, I have to get a Norwich birth so I will go local ;-)

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 7 Apr 2009 14:30

Jacki, you could try telephoning or emailing the register office.

I have learned nowadays to look at the register office's web site before applying for a certificate; recently, I had sent a cheque payable to the superintendent registrar and had to write another one made payable, instead, to the London Borough of Lambeth.

As a guide, look at this site -
http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/CommunityLiving/Births/BirthCertificatesHistoricalSearches.htm

With this particular register office, one can pay by credit or debit card if one wishes.

kay

kay Report 7 Apr 2009 12:30

Francis..
The Norwich Reg Office are really good..I always order from there
Kayx

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 18 Mar 2009 22:20

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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 19 Feb 2009 09:07

nudged again for Jennifer

Frances in Norwich

Frances in Norwich Report 13 Feb 2009 21:45

Just seen that the thread was nudged up from 2006!!
That is typical of me - always slow on the uptake, lol.

Frances

Frances in Norwich

Frances in Norwich Report 13 Feb 2009 21:43

Thanks for this tip. I usuall apply to the GRO but will try our local RO now.

Frances

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 13 Feb 2009 19:08

nudged

Giz

Giz Report 10 Feb 2009 17:39

nudge

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 16 Sep 2008 14:46

n

Madmeg

Madmeg Report 9 Sep 2008 01:18

Somebody said the local office copies are handwritten and could include errors. Well some are, but some are photocopies of the original certificate and some are photocopies of a transcribed certificate. So it could be regarded as a bit of pot luck.

But the worst service I had was from the GRO who also don't necessarily send copies of original documents. For my Eli Downs, died in WW1, I got a GRO certificate saying his birth was registered in Hatfield. It should have been Hayfield. Several emails, and I got a replacement - still Hatfield. After a phone call I got a correct certificate, and a couple of weeks later ANOTHER correct certificate and my £7 refunded.

Regards

Magaret

Madmeg

Madmeg Report 9 Sep 2008 01:09

Everyone, local register offices are fantastic. I sent a request for a birth to the Hoywell office and they searched, and searched, and searched, and sadly didn't find my John Davies, but I know that they tried, and it cost me nothing.

Regards

Margaret

Madmeg

Madmeg Report 9 Sep 2008 01:09

Everyone, local register offices are fantastic. I sent a request for a birth to the Hoywell office and they searched, and searched, and searched, and sadly didn't find my John Davies, but I know that they tried, and it cost me nothing.

Regards

Margaret

Fire

Fire Report 8 Sep 2008 21:31

My dad wont let my get them form local offices so i'm stuck with the rubbish GRO,