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by AntonyM
05 May 2021, 09:31
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Mothers' names on marriage registers
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Mothers' names on marriage registers

The new registration process is based on that which has been used for many years to register Civil Partnerships - there is no physical register kept. One of the key arguments for the changes was to reduce costs by cancelling the use of all the registers ( 84,000 of them apparently) currently in use....
by AntonyM
04 May 2021, 10:51
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Mothers' names on marriage registers
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Mothers' names on marriage registers

Long overdue - but a shame it has to mean there will no longer be register entries for future researchers to look at.
by AntonyM
27 Apr 2021, 11:46
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Note on Birth Certificate
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Note on Birth Certificate

You can search the index of the Adopted Children Register on microfiche at one of the six designated libraries that hold up to date GRO indexes, but at the moment that might not be possible due to Covid rules. If you identify a likely entry you can order a certificate from GRO in the normal way. Acc...
by AntonyM
27 Apr 2021, 09:51
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Note on Birth Certificate
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Note on Birth Certificate

The original entry has been annotated as "adopted" and that happens when the court granting the adoption application notifies the superintendent registrar who holds the original birth record. There should always be an entry in the Adopted Children Register, made at the same time, but it may not be i...
by AntonyM
26 Apr 2021, 09:38
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: New laptop problem
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: New laptop problem

Depending on what the actual fault was with the laptop, it could be possible to retrieve data from the old drive by removing it and accessing it using another computer - but you need the necessary knowledge/cables. If it has failed completely, then data can sometimes be retrieved by specialist compa...
by AntonyM
25 Apr 2021, 13:47
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Occasional Copy:A
Replies: 16
Views: 644

Re: Occasional Copy:A

There is no other original entry as such - if the local office are telling you that the register entry they have matches what GRO have sent you, then there is nothing else to get.
by AntonyM
25 Apr 2021, 13:39
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: New laptop problem
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: New laptop problem

The CD contains the information you need to install the program (once you have the key). All your data ( your family tree research) will be stored on the hard drive of your old laptop ( I would assume) ... once you have installed RootsMagic onto your new laptop, you will have to transfer the data ov...
by AntonyM
26 Mar 2021, 11:12
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Occasional Copy:A
Replies: 16
Views: 644

Re: Occasional Copy:A

There is no "original certificate", the only original document is the register entry held at the local registration office. Occasional Copy - just means that the entry was submitted to GRO outside of the normal quarterly returns process. It does usually indicate a correction to the entry, but I supp...
by AntonyM
26 Mar 2021, 10:39
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Online GRO Indexes Queries Raised
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: Online GRO Indexes Queries Raised

A few points worth remembering when searching birth indexes: 1) Before 1969, there is no surname shown for the child. The only surnames shown are those of the parent(s), and as discussed the entries are indexed by one or both of those surnames (depending on marital status and which index you are usi...
by AntonyM
26 Mar 2021, 10:23
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Online GRO Indexes Queries Raised
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: Online GRO Indexes Queries Raised

I'm not going to defend GRO and their index, but I can perhaps add some explanation. I was one of quite a number of genealogists and researchers that were invited to consultation meetings with GRO when the new index and the provision of PDFs were introduced in 2016. All indexes have issues and fault...