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GRO put Birth and Death indexes online

Discussion in 'BMD Certificates' started by arthurk, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Are you in need of that Eye glass person you have emails from?
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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  3. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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  4. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I've just had my first real knock back on GRO other than one which wasn't listed & which I reported.[can't remember who now ]

    FreeBMD
    Births Jun 1920 Grimes, Nellie x Scott St.Olave 1d-361
    Deaths Jun 1922 Grimes, Nellie= 1yr St. Olave 1d-116

    So I put in much the same on GRO index to be sure of death year.
    Nothing found, I cut off the month, the district & page no. then the Christian name, then the place.
    Bingo! GRO had added (Bermondsey) :rolleyes:

    Name: Age at Death (in years):
    GRIMES, NELLIE - 23 Order [23 mths obviously]
    GRO Reference: 1922 J Quarter in ST. OLAVE (BERMONDSEY) Volume 01D Page 116

    Just shows, don't be deterred too soon, try every which way to get your way.
     
  5. arthurk

    arthurk Well-Known Member

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    Latest update on this: the GRO have now started a more extended trial of the PDF birth and death (non-)certificate service.

    It's lasting for a minimum of 3 months, and the cost is £6 as before.

    What's different this time is that they won't be sending the pdf files out by email, but they'll send you a link to a site it can be downloaded from, rather like the online will ordering service.

    More information at
    https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/PDF_most_customers_want_to_know.asp
     
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    Three months. Excellent, thanks Arthur - I had a list ready!
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    So did I, but I couldn't wait and ordered them a couple of weeks ago.....:sceptical:
     
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    Patience is a virtue, Ann. :D
    I nearly sent off last week, because I was wondering how much longer it was going to be. Now trying to pace myself.
     
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    Ooh I did it the old fashioned way last week and am patiently waiting a paper copy in the post :)
     
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    Same here. :(
     
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    Someone up there wasn't looking kindly on some of us.......:(
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Just think,- how difficult it may be for those in the life past to push along a thought for BMDS particularly if a female? How important were they then ?
     
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  13. Bay Horse

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    Quite a quick turnaround with my order - placed Thursday afternoon, available Monday morning. So, less than two working days. :)
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    I put in an order on Sunday, which will not count until yesterday, but has a delivery date of Friday.
     
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    I didn't realise that you had to go into your 'orders' section on the GRO site, where you check your order status, to download. They'd been sitting there all day. :rolleyes: There is no notification that they are ready.

    Although, if I'd bothered to read the blurb... :oops:
     
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    Have finally read the blurb, and it does clearly state that an email will be sent. Still haven't received any notification, so it's possibly a problem with my email. :sceptical: Hmm.
     
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    Likewise here- no email, but as others in Oz mentioned receiving PDF with no email, I checked. Yesterday details were there, today details with "View PDF". Yay :)
    Ordered on 13th due for dispatch on 19 th. May have found out why I can't find a burial for maternal Gt. G'Mother.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Just received two emails re my PDFs online for my two death certs. plus a survey.
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Yes, me too - at exactly the same time. :)
     
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