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Title: Looking for a marriage certificate
Post by: Shaza65 on Saturday 21 July 18 10:17 BST (UK)
Hello I am trying to track down a marriage certificate for my grandparents Jean McLean to Thomas Yeates what I think is November 1917 in the district of ELHAM ?????
I actually have it in front of me but can't read much. I was so sure they were married in Greenock Scotland but I think this place is in Canterbury England . A website where I could order a new one would be great thanks
Title: Re: Looking for a marriage certificate
Post by: emeltom on Saturday 21 July 18 10:22 BST (UK)
You can order a new one from here

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/register.asp

The reference is Dec 1917 Elham vol 2a p 2760

Emeltom
Title: Re: Looking for a marriage certificate
Post by: josey on Saturday 21 July 18 12:48 BST (UK)
If you can post snippets of a scan of the original certificate with the bits you can't read, we may be able to help without you having to buy another.

ADDED: Because if it's the writing you can't read, another copy will be exactly the same!!
Title: Re: Looking for a marriage certificate
Post by: carol8353 on Saturday 21 July 18 16:25 BST (UK)
These are the districts covered by Elham in 1917.

https://www.ukbmd.org.uk/reg/districts/elham.html
Title: Re: Looking for a marriage certificate
Post by: chempat on Saturday 21 July 18 18:16 BST (UK)
Could you give us a little more in formation about Thomas and Jean to explain why you think they married in Greenock?
Title: Re: Looking for a marriage certificate
Post by: emeltom on Saturday 21 July 18 18:41 BST (UK)
There is only one Thomas Yeates marriage showing up for 1917 on scotlandspeople and that took place in Bellshill to a Margaret Cairns Stewart.

Emeltom
Title: Re: Looking for a marriage certificate
Post by: chempat on Saturday 21 July 18 22:49 BST (UK)
If Thomas and Jean's child was born in Scotland, will their birth certificate have information about the marriage?
Title: Re: Looking for a marriage certificate
Post by: Johnf04 on Sunday 22 July 18 01:18 BST (UK)
Yes - Scottish register copies of births have the parents' date and place of marriage.

Added later - the births for Yeates are 1918 and later - copies of the register aren't available online. (The 1918 birth, for James, will be online in January 2019).

Certificates can be ordered  - they cost 12 pounds each.
Title: Re: Looking for a marriage certificate
Post by: Johnf04 on Sunday 22 July 18 01:20 BST (UK)
You can order a new one from here

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/register.asp

The reference is Dec 1917 Elham vol 2a p 2760

Emeltom
Marriage certificates can't be ordered online from the GRO - only births and deaths.
Title: Re: Looking for a marriage certificate
Post by: Dundee on Sunday 22 July 18 03:50 BST (UK)
Marriage certificates can't be ordered online from the GRO - only births and deaths.

Yes you can, just click on 'Order a certificate/PDF'

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/menu.asp

Their current online indexes only cover births and deaths but there are lots of other online sources for the GRO marriage indexes so that you can obtain a reference number.

Debra  :)
Title: Re: Looking for a marriage certificate
Post by: Johnf04 on Sunday 22 July 18 04:04 BST (UK)
Marriage certificates can't be ordered online from the GRO - only births and deaths.

Yes you can, just click on 'Order a certificate/PDF'

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/menu.asp

Their current online indexes only cover births and deaths but there are lots of other online sources for the GRO marriage indexes so that you can obtain a reference number.

Debra  :)
You're right, I was thinking of ordering from the index search. Sorry.....
Title: Re: Looking for a marriage certificate
Post by: Shaza65 on Sunday 22 July 18 05:00 BST (UK)
 :) thanks everyone I have ordered a new one on line from GRO
Title: Re: Looking for a marriage certificate
Post by: Shaza65 on Sunday 22 July 18 05:36 BST (UK)
These are the districts covered by Elham in 1917.

https://www.ukbmd.org.uk/reg/districts/elham.html

Thank you that was helpful....I can make out Kent on the cert
Title: Re: Looking for a marriage certificate
Post by: Shaza65 on Sunday 22 July 18 05:39 BST (UK)
Yes - Scottish register copies of births have the parents' date and place of marriage.

Added later - the births for Yeates are 1918 and later - copies of the register aren't available online. (The 1918 birth, for James, will be online in January 2019).

Certificates can be ordered  - they cost 12 pounds each.

I'm pretty sure these are not my Yeates but thanks