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date of marriage

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Jessie aka Maddies mate

Jessie aka Maddies mate Report 1 Apr 2014 18:15


I wonder if someone would be able to help - trying to find out exact date of my step daughters parents marriage - we know it was 2000 but not exact date, step daughter can't ask her mum as it would cause issues and her dad cannot remember ( its a man thing !! ) and we are trying to fill in her passport
Sorry for the randomness

Jessie aka Maddies mate

Jessie aka Maddies mate Report 1 Apr 2014 18:25

sorry forgot to add will give names in a private mail if anyone can help


Porkie_Pie Report 1 Apr 2014 18:44

Is this in England or Wales?

A lookup will only tell you what quarter the marriage was registered

You would need to buy the marriage certificate for the exact date


Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 1 Apr 2014 18:44

well can take a look but you wont find the actual date online

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link!

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 1 Apr 2014 20:21

Would the date be in the divorce papers?


Click ADD REPLY button - not this link!

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 1 Apr 2014 20:25

A 2000 marriage would be listed by month, not quarter. So that would narrow it down.

Most marriages are on Saturdays so that would give you 4 or 5 dates to chose from.

Try calling the church or registry office.



jax Report 1 Apr 2014 21:18

My daughter is using her dads birth cert to apply for her passport which also means she has to send our marriage cert as well


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 2 Apr 2014 10:56

Does she have living grandparents, or aunts/uncles who might remember?

It does sound as if the church/reg office are the best people to approach, especially if you can explain the reason. You aren't supposed to(?) order a copy through the GRO on-line unless you know the exact date***

*** see Jax post below


jax Report 2 Apr 2014 11:07

I thought that was just for birth certificates


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 2 Apr 2014 11:22

My apologise Jax - yes you're right.

From the GRO site

"You will be prompted to supply further details for more recent births and deaths (within the last 50 years) as you complete the online application form."

No mention of marriages


FAIRTHORN Report 2 Apr 2014 17:03


if it is LOCAL you could perhaps get it quicker from the registry office rather than on-line


If you sent the data I will get the reference numbers etc