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GRO indexes on gro.gov.uk !
« on: Thursday 03 November 16 22:35 GMT (UK) »
Well this one came as a surprise to me: GRO indexes for births and deaths now searchable on gro.gov.uk - with mothers' maiden names pre-1911, and middle names spelled out in full even where the scanned/printed indexes only have middle initials!

Thanks to the m.m.n. I've already been able to track down the correct birth reg. for my one remaining great-grandparent, which I couldn't do on FreeBMD because there were too many possibilities.

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Re: GRO indexes on gro.gov.uk !
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 November 16 22:44 GMT (UK) »
 ???

I can't see any such link to the indexes?
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« Reply #2 on: Thursday 03 November 16 22:48 GMT (UK) »
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Re: GRO indexes on gro.gov.uk !
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 03 November 16 23:05 GMT (UK) »
Maybe I'm being dense?
But that takes you to the Certificate Ordering Service? :-\
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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 03 November 16 23:08 GMT (UK) »
Maybe I'm being dense?
But that takes you to the Certificate Ordering Service? :-\

Keep going and it takes you to a new page to get a reactivation code,and then you can search pre 1911 with a MMN !!!

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/login.asp
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 03 November 16 23:21 GMT (UK) »
Are you saying that I have to register/login first?
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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 03 November 16 23:22 GMT (UK) »
Are you saying that I have to register/login first?

Yes I had to log in and then they sent me an activation code which then took me to the page that you can search on.

Go down to the section which says "Order Certificates Online and search the GRO historic birth and death indexes" on the usual ordering page.
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Re: GRO indexes on gro.gov.uk !
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 03 November 16 23:23 GMT (UK) »
That certainly is a bonus having the maiden name before 1911 - Thank you.

It asked me to register again, but I clicked on it and it sent me an email, and when I clicked on that link it did it automatically. I think if you've ever ordered certificates you will already be registered with them.
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