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The Common Room / Re: GRO British Forces births overseas - ordering a cert?
« on: Thursday 06 June 24 07:15 BST (UK)  »
And ď nationality at birthĒ - whose would he take, his father, a British National, or his mother, a Philippines National?

He may have both from birth

I was born in Germany as my father was in the forces and have British nationality from birth, but my mother wasn't German so I don't get both

The Phillipines have if you were born there and ONE of your parents was a Philippine National (from 1973) you have Philippine nationality from birth

The Common Room / Re: Adoption and birth certificate query.
« on: Thursday 23 May 24 19:39 BST (UK)  »

My husband was adopted when his step father was in Northern Ireland, so he has a 'birth' certificate issued in Northern Ireland, but states he was born in South Wales

The Common Room / Re: Birth registration rules in 1901 UK
« on: Tuesday 14 May 24 21:51 BST (UK)  »
Thank you, everyone, for all the information - itís so useful.

How common was it for a childís birth to go completely unregistered in the mid 1870s?  Was that even possible?  I havenít been able to find my ancestor even though Iíve tried everything I can think of - different spellings, sounds like, searching different years, different areas, etc.

She obviously doesnít want to be found!

It may also be worth trying as a male

My great great grandmother was baptised as a girl Emily at 2-3 weeks old, week later her parents registered a birth born the same day as Emily but a boy Henry - no record of Henry's baptism or death

The conclusion I reached was trying to say 'Enry' and 'Emly' in a broad west country accent and the registrar mishearing

That said a photo of Emily does look scarily like my brother in drag

The Common Room / Re: Birth registration rules in 1901 UK
« on: Tuesday 14 May 24 21:44 BST (UK)  »
My great grandfather was born 1900 - he was registered as being born on the 22nd January (he was registered 42 days after that) he was actually born on the 18th

I know he was born on the 18th -a) his baptism record shows the 18th (lie to the government but don't lie to god) and b) he told me - apparently he discovered this in his 20s when he first saw his birth certificate and his mother confessed - always celebrated his birthday on the 18th - but wrote the 22nd on forms so his mum wouldn't get into trouble

The Common Room / Re: Gentlemen Only Funerals in Wales - Why?
« on: Saturday 04 May 24 21:38 BST (UK)  »

Women stayed at the house

I remember it with my husband's great aunt's funeral in 2000  (born 1911)- we both went to the house with her coffin in the front room for the service, but only the men were allowed to go to the internment, apparently it was her wish

My husband remembers the same for her brother (his great grandfather) funeral in the 1980s

The Common Room / Re: George Fitsall Hine
« on: Sunday 28 April 24 12:47 BST (UK)  »
I got an email to say there was a reply

If you post again you can PM me

Family History Beginners Board / Re: False Details on Birth Certificate?
« on: Sunday 03 December 23 11:37 GMT (UK)  »
Have you got the actual birth certificate?  Or are you just going from freebmd? as they record the mothers maiden name as the mothers surname if the father is unnamed, whereas if you get the actual certificate it has a line through that section (gro show it as blank)

However if she claimed to be married and gave a name I don't think they asked for proof

The Common Room / Re: 1939 register
« on: Saturday 02 December 23 11:22 GMT (UK)  »
The Irony is that the individual whom I'm interested in is redacted, born 1923 died 2007. His brother, living in a different
household born 1928 and is still alive Is unredacted. Shows that errors are made.

Same as me, my grandmother is redacted and died 2014, her younger brother is also redacted (died 2017), two of her sisters are unredacted - both died after her - in fact one has always been visible since the release date and she died this summer

Nope no way near

If anything my family tend more the other way - my four children all attended their great, great grandmothers (on their father's side) 100th birthday (she was 86 when my eldest was born) and even she was born in the last century

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