Missing entries in the GRO Index

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  1. Blackmogs

    Blackmogs Moderator. General Dogs(cats)body. Staff Member

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    I am looking for a birth registration for someone born in August 1938. But the GRO Index is missing entries for between 1935 and 1983.Starts again in 1984 which is weird. Does anyone know why??
     
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    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    Think the missing records have not yet been digitised
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Try using FMP or Ancestry or FreeBMD to find out the reference and then you can order the certificate from the GRO with it. :)
     
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    Blackmogs Moderator. General Dogs(cats)body. Staff Member

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    Cant find it on any of those.:(
     
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    Drat. :(
     
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    Name? Location? (for anyone with a bit of time on their hands)

    Or, is it somewhere covered by a local BMD site - details at UKBMD. (Any reference you find there would be for ordering from a local register office, not the GRO.)
     
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    Blackmogs Moderator. General Dogs(cats)body. Staff Member

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    Cant Arthur as might be living peeps.
     
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    Fair enough.
     
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    Could they have possibly fibbed about their date of birth? Or place of birth?
     
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    Are they listed on the 1939 register?
     
  11. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    This is just an example......Im not sure where you are searching.
    ...assets.publishing.service.gov.uk
    Bristol: Births 1837-1895, Marriages 1837-1985, Deaths 1837-1985
    'Please note that every year, inclusive of every quarter, the microfiche from letter W-Z are missing'
    Perhaps you are having the same issue. Missing microfiche.
     
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  12. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Forget this post, brain not working today.:oops::confused:o_O:rolleyes:
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    I just tried on one of the paid sites by putting in just Smith born 1938 and heaps came up. You can pm me if you like.;)
     
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    cant find them there. Too many possibilities
     

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