Discussion in 'BMD Certificates' started by arthurk, Nov 4, 2016.
Are you in need of that Eye glass person you have emails from?
No! I was being kind to Sis in not drawing anymore attention to her boo boo.
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 ]
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)
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.
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
Three months. Excellent, thanks Arthur - I had a list ready!
So did I, but I couldn't wait and ordered them a couple of weeks ago.....
Patience is a virtue, Ann.
I nearly sent off last week, because I was wondering how much longer it was going to be. Now trying to pace myself.
Ooh I did it the old fashioned way last week and am patiently waiting a paper copy in the post
Someone up there wasn't looking kindly on some of us.......
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 ?
Quite a quick turnaround with my order - placed Thursday afternoon, available Monday morning. So, less than two working days.
I put in an order on Sunday, which will not count until yesterday, but has a delivery date of Friday.
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. There is no notification that they are ready.
Although, if I'd bothered to read the blurb...
Although I mentioned it here, I didn't read all the blurb either Anyway, you've encouraged me to check on my order, and nothing doing yet.
However, according to the FAQs, they do send out an email when the pdfs are ready to download - see Q20 on this page:
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. Hmm.
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.
Just received two emails re my PDFs online for my two death certs. plus a survey.
Yes, me too - at exactly the same time.
Separate names with a comma.