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applying to a register office for a certificate

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Chica in the sun ☼

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

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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

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 24 Mar 2008 19:06

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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 4 Jun 2008 20:36

Some register offices are taking applications online now.

Jayne

Jayne Report 7 Jun 2008 23:54

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

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 20 Jun 2008 22:19

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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

Sisterbee

Sisterbee Report 22 Jun 2008 12:42

nudge
CC

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.

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,

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

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

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 16 Sep 2008 14:46

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Giz

Giz Report 10 Feb 2009 17:39

nudge

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 13 Feb 2009 19:08

nudged

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

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

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 19 Feb 2009 09:07

nudged again for Jennifer

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 18 Mar 2009 22:20

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