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India: how to order birth certificate
« on: Monday 27 May 19 22:06 BST (UK) »
Hi, I'm new  :)
I want to order a birth certificate for a family member who was born in Bengal, India and served in the army there.
I have been trying to find somewhere/info online but am going around in circles getting really confused. Can somebody please explain how I go about it please?
Details below incase they help in any way!

Albert Edgar Kemp, born in Jubbulpore, Bengal, India on 30/07/1890

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Re: India: how to order birth certificate
« Reply #1 on: Monday 27 May 19 22:20 BST (UK) »
I don't know anything about birth certificates (even if they existed at all) but I don't know whether or not you've seen the christening?

Name   Albert Edgar Kemp
Gender   Male
Christening Date   22 Aug 1890
Christening Place   Jubbulpore, Bengal, India
Birth Date   30 Jul 1890
Father's Name   John Albert Kemp
Mother's Name   Jane

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Re: India: how to order birth certificate
« Reply #2 on: Monday 27 May 19 22:24 BST (UK) »
The baptism register is viewable on FindMyPast:  https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=BL/BIND/005137431/00106&parentid=BL/BIND/B/247427

His father was a sergeant in the Derbyshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

The birth was registered by the British Army so you can order an overseas birth certificate from the UK GRO. Jubbulpore 1890 page 311.
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Re: India: how to order birth certificate
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 May 19 19:50 BST (UK) »
Thats brilliant! I've orderd it :)
I have a lot of info on him, I mainly wanted a copy so I could trace his parents, and you've told me who his dad is already, thank you so much!

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Re: India: how to order birth certificate
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 28 May 19 21:30 BST (UK) »
I found my information on FamilySearch (registration required, free to use). There is also a marriage for those parents that looks appropriate, with fathers named :) The cert itself would presumably give more information though, such as occupations, addresses and witnesses.