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Birth Certificate.

Postby meg of the hills » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:16 am

Besides from the GRO, are there any other ways I can get information from a birth certificate? Ancestry are way to expensive. Looking for George Alfred Bennett, DOB 1841/2, Quarter, Oct/Nov/Dec in Newington, Surrey. The vol number is 4, page number 317. Thanks.
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Postby peter kent » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:24 am

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Postby Sylcec » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:32 pm

You are right. Never, NEVER use Ancestry - they will only order the same certificate from the GRO and charge you for the privilege of being an intermediary. Some people obtain certificates from a local registrars office, but I believe that where this service is available that it costs 50p more than the GRO.
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Birth Certificate.

Postby Mick Loney » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:31 am

Following on from what Sylcec said, sometimes the certificate from local register office (LRO) is the only option, when, for whatever reason, the entry didn't make it to the central GRO index! However, please note that in any case, the GRO reference does NOT apply to LRO, which will have its own reference numbers.

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