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« on: Saturday 17 March 18 08:44 GMT (UK) »
Good morning, quick question here. I still live in the area that most of my ancestors were born in. Iíd love to find out where some of them were buried! How would I go about that? I have the parish they were born in so would it be through parish records????
Also Iím finding in a 1911 census my family is listed as having so many children but so many have died, I canít find birth/death certificates for some. Would every birth of had a certificate even if still born??? Thankyou.

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« Reply #1 on: Saturday 17 March 18 08:48 GMT (UK) »
The registration of stillbirths began on 1 July 1927. (Births and Deaths Act 1926)

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« Reply #2 on: Saturday 17 March 18 08:52 GMT (UK) »
The registration of stillbirths began on 1 July 1927. (Births and Deaths Act 1926)

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« Reply #3 on: Saturday 17 March 18 08:52 GMT (UK) »
The 1911 asks 'Children born alive to the present marriage' so would not include stillbirths

If I still lived in the area local to where my family came from I would be walking around graveyards to see if there were any memorial stones for any of them  ;D

Have you tried searching the GRO index for births using surname and mothers maiden surname
https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/Login.asp
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 17 March 18 14:11 GMT (UK) »
The 1911 asks 'Children born alive to the present marriage' so would not include stillbirths

If I still lived in the area local to where my family came from I would be walking around graveyards to see if there were any memorial stones for any of them.

Have you tried searching the GRO index for births using surname and mothers maiden surname
https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/Login.asp

The GRO website is the best way to get names and years.  Also check it for deaths - they give the age in years which is helpful.  It is possible to find a death registered without a corresponding registration of birth if the infant died very young.

The next step would be burial registers or parish records.  Bear in mind that many families could not afford gravestones and over the years some graves have been relocated or re-used so it may not be possible to find the precise spot.  If a grave was marked it might be possible to find it on sites such as findagrave or billiongraves.

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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 17 March 18 14:29 GMT (UK) »
Burials may also have taken place in Municipal Cemeteries, when you have found dates of deaths, if burials don't show up in Parish Records then try the Bereavement departments of the local authorities.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 17 March 18 14:40 GMT (UK) »
Good morning, quick question here. I still live in the area that most of my ancestors were born in. Iíd love to find out where some of them were buried! How would I go about that? I have the parish they were born in so would it be through parish records????
Also Iím finding in a 1911 census my family is listed as having so many children but so many have died, I canít find birth/death certificates for some. Would every birth of had a certificate even if still born??? Thankyou.

As Stan mentioned civil registration of stillbirths began in 1927 in England and Wales, however stillbirths were often registered in the Parish Register of Burials for hundreds of years before that, certainly since 1550.

The registration of every child born or buried (except those whose parents received alms) was in certain years required due to taxes or levies which had to be paid (such as for five years from 1695 and again for a number of years from 1783 with the exception ďof the Burial of any Person who shall be buried from any Workhouse or Hospital, or at the sole Expense of any Charity ; nor the Entry in any Parish Register of the Birth or Christening of any Child whose Parents shall receive, at the Time of the Birth and Christening of such Child, any Parish ReliefĒ.

This in effect the registration of some stillbirth (not all may be found in parish registers (mainly burial registers but also sometimes in birth registers) from at least 1550.
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