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Short Birth Certificate - can't find birth in GRO
« on: Friday 10 April 20 16:24 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I only have a short Certificate of Birth issued by the GRO for my great uncle. I want to order a copy of his full birth certificate but cannot find him in the GRO index. His place of Birth is listed on the certificate as England rather than a registration district. The certificate has three different no's on it, top left, top right and bottom left - would any of them help me trace him?

I would be grateful for any suggestions.

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Re: Short Birth Certificate - can't find birth in GRO
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 11 April 20 11:49 BST (UK) »
What year is it from please? 

England is certainly rather vague  :-\  perhaps he didn't know himself where he was born?
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Re: Short Birth Certificate - can't find birth in GRO
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 11 April 20 11:53 BST (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat
There is an example of a Short Birth Certificate at https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=825126.msg6885884#msg6885884
Does yours look like that?

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Re: Short Birth Certificate - can't find birth in GRO
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 11 April 20 12:50 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat  :)

If you'd like to give us details, we could look at various sources for you.

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Re: Short Birth Certificate - can't find birth in GRO
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 11 April 20 13:05 BST (UK) »
OH has a short birth certificate - issued in 1955 when he was officially adopted by his mother and step-father, and changed his surname when his mother re-married. 

The only information on it is his name and surname, sex, date of birth and country of birth.  The numbers on this short-certificate bear no resemblance to those on his original long certificate.


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Re: Short Birth Certificate - can't find birth in GRO
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 11 April 20 13:06 BST (UK) »
Was he adopted?

It's the only reason I can think of for no place of birth, other than "England", to appear on a short certificate.
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Re: Short Birth Certificate - can't find birth in GRO
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 11 April 20 13:07 BST (UK) »
There is an example of a "Certificate of Registry of Birth"  at http://anguline.co.uk/cert/SAB.jpg
Is this like the one you have? It would help if you could post a scan of the certificate.
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Re: Short Birth Certificate - can't find birth in GRO
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 11 April 20 13:58 BST (UK) »
Hi,

No it doesn't look like either of those. It is dated 1961 although his DOB is late 1930's.

If he is adopted then no one is aware.

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Re: Short Birth Certificate - can't find birth in GRO
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 11 April 20 14:03 BST (UK) »
It looks like this one
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=717351.0

But with an additional line under date of birth that says Place of Birth - England