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Birt/Marriage/death certificates

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Hello, I have been on ancestry and found a couple of records that I wanted i.e. birth and marriage but instead of giving me a volume number and a page number to get the certificates it gives me a FHL number, I phoned ancestry and the gentleman said that the records were taken from FHL (family History Library) please can you tell me how i go about finding the page numbers and volume number for these one was for a Thomas Saunders marriage to Elizabeth smith FHL 919240 919241. would appreciate advice on how to gain the appropriate numbers so i can order the certificates. Best wishes, Hilary
 

p.risboy

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There are several ways of finding the birth, marriage & death registrations.

1). via Ancestry.
2). via FreeBMD. https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl
3). via the GRO. https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/ Using the birth/death search.
4). via Parish Records(If they are available online).
5). via The relevant Family History web site.

If you can let us know, where and when, with names. Our members can possibly help.


Steve.:)
 

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Also don't forget that Civil Registration only began in 1837 and wasn't compulsory until 1874 and even then there are people who have slipped through the net.

If the dates for the entries you found are before 1837 it is unlikely that a certificate (in the form that we know today) exists.

Emeltee
 

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