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The Common Room / Re: GRO downloadable certificates question
« on: Wednesday 17 October 18 12:16 BST (UK)  »
I tried to order a PDF copy yesterday but the option to do so was not available.    Maybe the trial has finished

The trial was extended some time ago, and is now "open-ended"  ... the entry you wanted may have been outside the historical years that are available as pdfs.

 Of the many I order - I can only think of one which was delivered later than the estimated despatch date (by 1 day ) - the vast majority arrive on that date or often the day before.

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The Common Room / Re: Court of Chancery 1843
« on: Saturday 13 October 18 10:28 BST (UK)  »
The case records are available at TNA, Kew

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7924063

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Metropolitan Police records 1930 to 1946
« on: Tuesday 09 October 18 14:39 BST (UK)  »
Not much chance - MPS stations kept something called "occurrence books" that would record some incidents (but not all), and as far as I know only a representative sample have been kept, in series MEPO 11 at TNA, Kew.

Newspapers would be your best chance - if the incidents were serious enough.

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The Common Room / Re: Queen`s Medal
« on: Friday 05 October 18 07:57 BST (UK)  »
Check the London Gazette -

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/57665/supplement/25


I believe the QPM is one of those whose recipients are officially listed in there. For those dates it would probably be the King's Police Medal (KPM)

It is an award made by the sovereign - there won't be any records held in local archives or probably even by the force concerned (other than on a service record - which may well be closed). I would expect there to be something in the local papers though, especially if it was for gallantry.

If it was the Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, which dates from 1951 onwards, that is given automatically at 20 years service (used to be 22), and I wouldn't expect any record other than in a individual's service record - all officers serving for that length of time will get one.

Commendations are a different thing purely done by the force concerned and can have a number of different levels depending on what the award was for ... I've never heard of them being shown by any sort of sleeve badge (but individual forces do things differently so I wouldn't rule it out.).

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Hidden birth??
« on: Sunday 30 September 18 14:58 BST (UK)  »
What qualification did Joseph Smith claim to have that would allow him to register the birth ? (should be shown in the informant column under how he signed) 

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I have  baptism certificates for both of my children.

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The Common Room / Re: Adoption Records
« on: Friday 21 September 18 07:13 BST (UK)  »
The law changed in 2015 so they can apply as a "person with a prescribed relationship"

http://www.adoptionsearchreunion.org.uk/news/newsitems/newaccess.htm

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