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why cant I locate my own birth record

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Cassandra

Cassandra Report 16 Jan 2013 22:56

Hi I have recently started my family tree but I cannot even locate my own birth record on here let alone trace relae my relatives. Am I doing something wrong?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 16 Jan 2013 22:59

Without some info really cant say. If you want a search done the PM me with your info. Sometime things arent what they may been have thought!!

jax

jax Report 16 Jan 2013 22:59

Were you born in England or Wales?

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 16 Jan 2013 23:19

It may not be online. Certainly my, my eldest's (born 1980) isn't.

If you live in the country in which you were born - eg England, any local records office has ALL BMD's up until 6 months ago for that country,
You have to join, but it's free, just take along a form of identity eg passport or driving licence, and a utility bill, and search through the fiches for the relevant year and name.

Genealogy was possible before the computer......

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 16 Jan 2013 23:29

Found it - well at least I think I have - spelling slightly different

Will send in a pm to see what Cassandra thinks

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 17 Jan 2013 01:07

I couldn't find my own birth on Scotland's People.

I tried other spelling etc etc and eventually found it.

They got my middle name wrong. The transcriber left out the only vowel.

I contacted SP. they said it would be amended "in due course" ~ that was about five years ago, and it hasn't been changed yet :-(

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 17 Jan 2013 09:26

Wrong last night as I just had a message from Cassandra

BUT think once again I have found it with slightly different spelling of christian name.

So fingers crossed

Cassandra

Cassandra Report 17 Jan 2013 10:47

Thanks guys for all your help and thank you Maureen for locating it.