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Linda Report 31 Dec 2017 00:07

Just heard on the news review on sky news that in future mothers names are going to go on the marriage certificates, big step forward should have happened a long time ago.


maggiewinchester Report 31 Dec 2017 00:22

Too true, Linda.
Apparently we've had 'parity' with men for years - hence some of us can't retire until we're 66.
We haven't got pay equality, pension equality or male bullsh*te - but we can retire at 66. :-| :-| :-| :-|


Linda Report 31 Dec 2017 00:41

Now you know Maggie these things take time, small footsteps and all that stuff, and we all know men like to think they are in charge, but I must give credit where credit is due the Bishop of St Albans did put the idea forward :-D :-D :-D


maggiewinchester Report 31 Dec 2017 00:50

Well, as genealogy can, in all reality, only be truly traced through the mother's line - it took the male hierarchy a long time to realise this fact! :-D :-D :-D :-D


RolloTheRed Report 31 Dec 2017 10:47

The additional information will be added to the "digital register" but the physical register books will not change and prob. not the paper certs. either.

The first time I got hitched my MIL was legless on cooking sherry and couldn't make it to the church.

There is nothing special about the female line in the BMD registers unless you believe that women don't have extra curricular activities. The DNA of Richard III suggests that they do.


Kense Report 31 Dec 2017 21:07

The marriage certificate change should have happened in 2014, largely in response to an on line petition which David Cameron agreed to implement. It did not go ahead then because the Home Office objected on the grounds that it discriminated aginst single sex couples.


Linda Report 31 Dec 2017 23:48

Well apparently the home office have agreed and along with the Bishop of St Albans it is going to happen in one form or another and as I said one small step leads to bigger steps