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Re: GRO During Lockdown - Delay
« Reply #9 on: Friday 17 July 20 14:24 BST (UK) »
I am having the same experience, ordered marriage, birth and death certificates on 29 June, so far only marriage and 1 death certificate (out of 5 ordered) delivered, obviously different departments, but I have noticed that previously when ordering certificates, marriage ones are delivered first. Time will tell when we receive our orders!

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Re: GRO During Lockdown - Delay
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 18 July 20 11:37 BST (UK) »
Hurray my certificate has arrived  :D

This is just for info for, NOT a criticism of the GRO, just to give those still waiting a time check.

Most of my research has been in Scotland so not used the GRO much, I was anxious I had not completed the request correctly.

I ordered a 1930s marriage certificate on the 14th May and it came today 18th July, 9 weeks.

Hang on in there if you are still waiting, they are doing their best.

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Re: GRO During Lockdown - Delay
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 18 July 20 13:02 BST (UK) »
I ordered a PDF death cert (1875) on 7th July and it arrived on 16th July so perhaps things are slowly getting back to the usual level of service.
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Re: GRO During Lockdown - Delay
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 18 July 20 14:02 BST (UK) »
I have had a similar experience. I ordered two death certificates and one marriage. The marriage certificate arrived about one week after I ordered the three certificates on 20 June. The death certificates have not arrived, but, as previously mentioned, there will be different departments.....
I guess the department that manages deaths is much more busy!!


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Re: GRO During Lockdown - Delay
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 18 July 20 14:04 BST (UK) »
I ordered three (one of each) on June 25. The marriage arrived July 3. The birth and death haven't been despatched yet.
East London:
Happe/Hoppe (St. Georges in the East)
Stanley (middle name Thurston)
Rondeau (Spitalfields and Salford)
Jones (Bishopsgate - Thomas, Ostrich Feather Manufacturer)
Wood (London City)
McDermott (Londonderry and Stepney)
Upcraft (Bethnal Green)
Chidgey (Shoredtich)
Grim (Bethnal Green)
Row (Mast makers in Wapping)
Spurden (Stepney and Pancras)
Glibbery (Bishopsgate)

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Re: GRO During Lockdown - Delay
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 18 July 20 14:20 BST (UK) »
Is there a difference in time between PDF birth and death certs and the paper ones?
OH has only ordered PDF death ones since lockdown. First two ordered just as lockdown started took around a week. Four received on 7th July took about two weeks. Have ordered another batch on 7th July, not arrived yet, but wouldn't have expected them until middle of next week at the earliest.

The first two may have already been scanned for another customer. An online tree by a distant cousin has death details for the individuals so I expect she sent for the same certificates some time ago. The four we received on the 7th were much more specific for OH's branch of his tree. With the paucity of descendants on that line, only two other people would be likely to have an interest in the same certificates. 
Does anyone know if a specific cert has been previously scanned for a customer, other customers ordering the same one would get their pdf quicker?
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: GRO During Lockdown - Delay
« Reply #15 on: Friday 31 July 20 10:33 BST (UK) »
Update on my certificates. Two death certificates ordered 20 June both arrived today   :)

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Re: GRO During Lockdown - Delay
« Reply #16 on: Friday 31 July 20 10:56 BST (UK) »
Good. I ordered mine June 25 so I should get them soon
East London:
Happe/Hoppe (St. Georges in the East)
Stanley (middle name Thurston)
Rondeau (Spitalfields and Salford)
Jones (Bishopsgate - Thomas, Ostrich Feather Manufacturer)
Wood (London City)
McDermott (Londonderry and Stepney)
Upcraft (Bethnal Green)
Chidgey (Shoredtich)
Grim (Bethnal Green)
Row (Mast makers in Wapping)
Spurden (Stepney and Pancras)
Glibbery (Bishopsgate)

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Re: GRO During Lockdown - Delay
« Reply #17 on: Friday 31 July 20 10:57 BST (UK) »
Hopefully in a few days  :)