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Would there have been a birth certificate???
« on: Tuesday 05 December 17 15:37 GMT (UK) »
Good Afternoon...

Been talking with my mum this afternoon about her family.  Her sister was born March/April 1949 in Market Bosworth and was possibly still born or didn't live very long.  I don't think my grandma actually got to see her as my grandma was rushed to another hospital.  My grandma did have a letter from the midwife who delivered her and this is inferred in the letter.  :'(

My mum said she was never talked about and all she recalls is that her name was possibly Valerie.  Infact the only time my Grandma made reference to her was when my mum was in a very long labour with me and my grandma was worried that my mum would go through the same as she did.  :'(

My mum was born the following February 1950.

My mum wondered if there would have been a birth and death certificate as she has never found one.  I have said that there should have been but would this have been the case?


Thank you xx

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Re: Would there have been a birth certificate???
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 December 17 15:51 GMT (UK) »
If the baby lived for just a short time then there will be both birth and death certificates.

Stillbirths are recorded in a separate register.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Would there have been a birth certificate???
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 December 17 15:53 GMT (UK) »
Thank you....

I don't think that she did live from the letter that my grandma received.

Where would I find the still birth records?

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Re: Would there have been a birth certificate???
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 05 December 17 16:05 GMT (UK) »
They are not online. Contact the GRO with the details:

https://www.gov.uk/general-register-office
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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