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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 07 November 21 11:23 GMT (UK) »
Isn't it Elizabeth Ethel rather than Ethel Elizabeth?  There is only one registration in the right district, but not the right quarter.  Father Henry was a horse keeper, mother Mary Ethel formerly RUSSELL

GREEN, ELIZABETH  ETHEL
Mother's maiden surname: RUSSELL     
GRO Reference: 1890  M Quarter in ETON BUCKS  Volume 03A  Page 682

If this is the right one then you can just order it from the GRO.

Debra  :)

Thanks for your replies.
I will have another try.
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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #19 on: Monday 08 November 21 14:57 GMT (UK) »
Problem of some urgency

I am in the middle of ordering a Birth Cert for the above and I have got stuck
with filling the online form out.

How do I find my personal ref?

Ď Please type your personal reference for this application:,
Kirtland (Oxfordshire Windsor, Berkshire)
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Marsh (Co Durham+Berks  Bucks post 1935, Wokingham 1990)
Reynolds (Buckinghamshire)
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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #20 on: Monday 08 November 21 15:29 GMT (UK) »
It's a very long time since I ordered a certificate.  However, if I remember correctly I just made up a personal reference for the particular order - so if I was ordering "Joe Bloggs", then I used that as my personal reference.   :-\
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
If you don't ask the question, you won't get an answer.
He/she who never made a mistake, never made anything.
Archbell - anywhere, any date
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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #21 on: Monday 08 November 21 15:38 GMT (UK) »
You don't have to give one.   I would imagine it is mainly used by companies that order certificates so they can reference them to a case file.
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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #22 on: Monday 08 November 21 15:39 GMT (UK) »
I agree with BumbleB - just put in anything that means something to you. (It's possibly more useful for professional researchers and lawyers etc who order dozens at a time.)
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Bingley, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #23 on: Monday 08 November 21 16:17 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the replies.
I havenít ordered a cert yet but I did manager to send them a message that they will look into.
I will give them a day or two to reply and take it from there.
Kirtland (Oxfordshire Windsor, Berkshire)
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Marsh (Co Durham+Berks  Bucks post 1935, Wokingham 1990)
Reynolds (Buckinghamshire)
Green, Stoke Poges
Brown (Co Durham, Windsor, Wokingham)
Wilson (Eton)

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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #24 on: Monday 08 November 21 16:23 GMT (UK) »
I forgot to say. It seems as there may be a discrepancy somewhere.
Her passport indicates she was born in Q4.
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Marsh (Co Durham+Berks  Bucks post 1935, Wokingham 1990)
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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #25 on: Monday 08 November 21 16:36 GMT (UK) »
I forgot to say. It seems as there may be a discrepancy somewhere.
Her passport indicates she was born in Q4.

Which year
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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #26 on: Monday 08 November 21 16:37 GMT (UK) »
1890
Kirtland (Oxfordshire Windsor, Berkshire)
Lipscombe (Longwick Berkshire 1825- 1960)
Marsh (Co Durham+Berks  Bucks post 1935, Wokingham 1990)
Reynolds (Buckinghamshire)
Green, Stoke Poges
Brown (Co Durham, Windsor, Wokingham)
Wilson (Eton)