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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #18 on: Friday 13 October 17 10:18 BST (UK) »
Thanks for posting, I'd been hoping they would offer the pdf's again.

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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #19 on: Friday 13 October 17 11:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks for posting that good news.

Now I just have to find my list!

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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #20 on: Friday 13 October 17 11:53 BST (UK) »
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Of course some people will always find something to moan about ............................

OK Carol, I'll have a legitimate moan!!  I've just spent quite a bit of money on certs and am surprised that GRO didn't have a notice on their site that they intended to start issuing PDFs again, until the day they did it - or was that so people like me would spend more money?  If only they'd had a notice say a week in advance  ???

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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #21 on: Friday 13 October 17 11:54 BST (UK) »
Does any have any inside info whether the certificates would be reduced in price if the online delivery method became permanent?

Also wouldn't just allowing users to download whole pages (at least within the current date limits to comply with the data protection act) be much more efficient and profitable as it would require no or little further effort on the part of GRO employees?

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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #22 on: Friday 13 October 17 11:57 BST (UK) »
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Of course some people will always find something to moan about ............................

OK Carol, I'll have a legitimate moan!!  I've just spent quite a bit of money on certs and am surprised that GRO didn't have a notice on their site that they intended to start issuing PDFs again, until the day they did it - or was that so people like me would spend more money?  If only they'd had a notice say a week in advance  ???

I had the same experience with last year's pilot. The only way I was warned in advance this time was by following Lost Cousins' newsletter:

https://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters2/latesep17news.htm

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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #23 on: Friday 13 October 17 11:59 BST (UK) »
mutchall - if it's like the last time you can't download whole pages, just the certificate you want. 

On Scotlandspeople if you download a cert of an ancestor then you do get to see the other people on the same page which doesn't seem to have worried anyone so far, but that's the Scottish system, England and Wales are different.

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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #24 on: Friday 13 October 17 12:00 BST (UK) »
mutchall  - I do get Lost Cousins newsletter so I knew the pdfs were going to be available again, but didn't realise it would be so soon after the newsletter.

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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #25 on: Friday 13 October 17 12:22 BST (UK) »
mutchall - if it's like the last time you can't download whole pages, just the certificate you want. 

On Scotlandspeople if you download a cert of an ancestor then you do get to see the other people on the same page which doesn't seem to have worried anyone so far, but that's the Scottish system, England and Wales are different.

Since they've quoted a four to five day wait for delivery, then the system would be similar to last time. I was just wondering whether anyone is able to say if the GRO are willing to change their minds and have it operate more like the scotlandspeople system when the PDF method becomes permanent.

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Re: Birth & Death Certificates by PDF from GRO
« Reply #26 on: Friday 13 October 17 12:28 BST (UK) »
If you read the frequently asked questions regarding the pdf release they explain that they have no intentions to copy the Scottish format but you can provide feedback on their service.
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