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Births 2011 on genes

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Florence61 Report 18 Oct 2021 12:49

Can someone please tell me if a person was born around 2010/2011 would their births show on here??

Florence in the hebrides


Von Report 18 Oct 2021 13:07

Don’t know about on here Florence but you could look for free on the GRO site.


Florence61 Report 18 Oct 2021 13:09

Ok thankyou Von


grannyfranny Report 18 Oct 2021 13:30

It appears that GRO have free birth records up to 2019


SheilaWestWilts Report 18 Oct 2021 13:40

A stupid question, but how do you search on the GRO website? I only know it from ordering certs and registering. :-S

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 18 Oct 2021 14:13

Go to GRO site and login as usual, then select Search...........

You then choose a year to search births or deaths.

You are required to specify the sex of the person.

Very useful for finding full names of people and for finding mother's maiden name for births before 1911.


McAlp Report 18 Oct 2021 14:16

Hi Shelia


grannyfranny Report 18 Oct 2021 14:16

Click 'order certs online', then sign in.
Click 'search GRO indexes', choose births or deaths.

Then follow through the instructions.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 18 Oct 2021 14:29

Births only go to 1992 on freebmd


SheilaWestWilts Report 18 Oct 2021 14:37

Thanks all, haven't used the GRO site for ages, will give it a go! x


MR_MAGOO Report 18 Oct 2021 15:44

FreeBMD is not complete see the coverage charts.


Florence61 Report 18 Oct 2021 18:06

Thanks for all your suggestions. I did go on GRO and searched but to no avail. The birth is a living relative in my family and quite young. I simply cannot understand how it doesnt show up?

I have asked the family member if they have a birth cert but they havent come back to me.

Just a thought, what would happen if this child hasnt been registered? Would it have come to light somehow sooner as they are approaching 10 years old?

I would have thought that their GP etc would have wanted the berth cert to register them and certainly for school?

Heres hoping they will come back to me soon & solve the mystery. It has only come to light because i couldnt remember if they were 9 or 10 this year!

Florence in the hebrides


Florence61 Report 18 Oct 2021 18:22

Well they did register the birth and are going to whattsapp me the certificate so will be interesting to see the details.

Florence in the hebrides


Florence61 Report 18 Oct 2021 18:34

Well I have seen the full cert. The date of birth was 31oct and date of registration was 2nd Dec 2011 so how does it not show?

Florence in the Hebrides


SylviaInCanada Report 19 Oct 2021 03:32

There have always been some missing registrations on GRO.
The birth is registered at the local Registry Office, then is sent to GRO for entry into the National Registry, but there have been missing ones. No-one really knows why.

But try looking up the local Registry Office ................. this is very easy if the county is in the Online Parish Clerks site. Lancashire, for example, is one of the really good ones

Check this site to see if there is any help ...

The sites are free!


ArgyllGran Report 20 Oct 2021 22:18

Where did the birth take place?

GRO only covers England and Wales.

If it was a birth in Scotland you need to look on Scotlands People, where you'll find births up to 2021:

However, as you're a long-time GR member, I expect you know that.

Or perhaps the name isn't spelled the way you expect?


Florence61 Report 20 Oct 2021 23:07

I got a copy of the birth certificate. It was registered in kent. All spellings as the should be although i did try different ones.

I went on the gro site as i am a member but couldnt see it there either..Was very strange.

Florence in the hebrides


SylviaInCanada Report 21 Oct 2021 03:15

The name might have got mis-transcribed between the Registry Office and GRO, although that is less likely given that it was so recent.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 21 Oct 2021 13:17

Just checked for my youngest grt granddaughter born 2008 and she shows

Maybe there’s a typing error on their site that stops it coming up


Florence61 Report 21 Oct 2021 18:27

Yes maybe shirley