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Stillborn
« on: Thursday 05 November 15 16:21 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone tell me when stillbirths were first registered?
Bob.
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Re: Stillborn
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 November 15 16:24 GMT (UK) »
The formal registration of stillbirths began on 1 July 1927. (Births and Deaths Act 1926)

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Re: Stillborn
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 November 15 16:34 GMT (UK) »
I may be wrong but I don't think "Stillbirths" are accessible?

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Re: Stillborn
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 November 15 16:49 GMT (UK) »
The Stillbirth Register is not open to the general public. The GRO will only send out the application form for a copy certificate after having been contacted by phone or in writing by the mother or father (if he is named on the certificate). In cases where the parents are deceased, a brother or sister can apply if they can provide their parentsí dates of death.


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Re: Stillborn
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 05 November 15 17:00 GMT (UK) »
Correct Stan! ;D

I applied for my mother's twin sister's StillBirth certificate 2 years ago.

I rang the GRO, and explained what I wanted.
They sent me a form to fill in.
I returned the completed form, along with an explanation of my family situation (my mum had passed away)

Within a few weeks, I received the Stillbirth Certificate - almost identical to a Birth Certificate, except there is no column for forename.

(That's the situation in England & Wales)
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Re: Stillborn
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 05 November 15 17:01 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Stan,

I should have added to the "General Public".

Although I knew there was additional limitations I wasn't too sure on that so that clarifies.

Annie

South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

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Re: Stillborn
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 05 November 15 17:04 GMT (UK) »
Within a few weeks, I received the Stillbirth Certificate - almost identical to a Birth Certificate, except there is no column for forename.

(That's the situation in England & Wales)

Hi K,

Can't verify how far back this would apply to Scotland but I know of one registered recently & have seen the cert. with baby's full name.

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

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Re: Stillborn
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 05 November 15 20:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Thanks for all the info.
Just wondered who was responsible for the burial/disposal of the stillbirth ?
Regards
Bob.
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Re: Stillborn
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 05 November 15 21:08 GMT (UK) »
Bob, this is a sensitive and complicated topic really. Lots of controversy connected with it and practices have changed over the years in many ways.

What country are you looking at withing the UK and what year?

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