Genealogy Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

New Scottish Census

New Scottish census records

Do you have Scottish ancestors?

Perhaps you do and you just didn't know! Search our brand new Scottish census records today and discover if you have Scottish roots.

Search Scottish Census

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

applying to a register office for a certificate

Page 2 + 1 of 6

  1. «
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. »
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

robertpplane

robertpplane Report 6 Jul 2008 23:16

I go to the GRO first everytime. Except in one case, they have never failed me. When I then phoned the relevant local RO I spoke to a very helpful lady who gave me all the information I needed over the phone - so I saved £7; but would I get that service every time - who knows.

Sisterbee

Sisterbee Report 22 Jun 2008 12:42

nudge
CC

PamUK

PamUK Report 20 Jun 2008 22:23


I found this really useful.

Left a SAE with my request. They returned form as No Trace and return my cheque!

Pam

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 20 Jun 2008 22:19

n

Jayne

Jayne Report 7 Jun 2008 23:54

Just nudging up to keep really useful info handy. Thanks to all who gave it. Jayne

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 4 Jun 2008 20:36

Some register offices are taking applications online now.

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 24 Mar 2008 19:06

n

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 3 Jan 2008 17:21

Jean i will send you a pm with some links.

Glen

Chica in the sun ☼

Chica in the sun ☼ Report 17 Nov 2007 22:31

n

The Meercat

The Meercat Report 12 Nov 2007 09:15


hi marian,

you can order as many as you want.
i went into mine to order they gave me some forms and i filled in five.
took them back to the desk and paid for them.
they posted them to me the next day.

or you can send by post with a chq.

i found it easier if its local to you to go in and do it.

meercat.

marian

marian Report 12 Nov 2007 09:00

Is it possible to order more than one certificate at a time.I have around five local that I need to get. Marian

Ann

Ann Report 11 Nov 2007 20:35


Glen

Thanks for the information. Back to pen and paper.

Ann

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 11 Nov 2007 20:29

Local to where the event occured.

Each register office hold the records for their own area only so for example an event in Berwick would not be available in the Birmingham register office.

Most of the local offices will take telephone and postal applications, some take them online but not all, and remember if they cannot supply a certificate then you don't pay a penny and there is no additional charge for reference checks.

Ann

Ann Report 11 Nov 2007 20:25

Hi everybody,
When you say local R O. Do you mean local to yourself or local to where the BMD occurred?

Ann

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Jul 2007 09:04

With the GRO, you would receive a refund of £3 (I believe) if they could not find the person. The Register Office would return your cheque if the person could not be found. For the Register Office, the exact date of birth is not required, but the quarter and year and district would be needed. Sometimes a person would have been found on a census with parents, and one wishes to find out more about the parents as well as the child. In one case, a certificate I received was registered by the grandmother: fantastic - took me back another generation! In my experience, Register Office staff have been happy to discuss the matter on the telephone.

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 8 Jul 2007 01:20

This is useful, but it appears that you need to have most of the information to be able to order from the RO rather than GRO, where as with the GRO you only need the vague info. So, if you didn't have parents name and the persons dob, you wouldnt be able to order the birth cert, when the reason you're probably ordering it is to find out who the parents were??

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 7 Jul 2007 18:20

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/environment/birthsmarriagesdeaths/certificates/copy1.asp#births This site states £7. Happy hunting!

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 7 Jul 2007 18:17

I'll have a look at that site. You never should be charged more than £7. Some London ones do; some don't. I had one from Poplar. You can write to them and telephone them. Register offices do NOT - excuse the shouting, please ... :-) - want the GRO refs; they do not mean a thing to them. You need to word the letter to them to the effect that if the person is the son / daughter / husband / wife / mother / father etc of ......... , and the cheque will be returned to you if the person cannot be found in their registers.

Rita

Rita Report 7 Jul 2007 16:52

I thought the London offices wouldn't accept inquiries. I have just sent for 2 deaths for Stepney and Poplar, I can't put ref checking in because of lack of info on a mans cert can you write to the London ones?

Kathlyn

Kathlyn Report 7 Jul 2007 16:38

Just checked on line with the West Lancs site to order a cert. on line and they are asking for £25.95, is that right????? Kathlyn