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Re: Ordering Bmd certificates by post
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 08 November 20 13:03 GMT (UK) »
As a registrar I never issued a single "historical" certificate, although the original registers were held in the building just a few yards away, nor did my Supt. Registrar as far as I'm aware. Although the responsibility lies with them it just isn't part of the role they actually perform.

All issuing of certificates, other than those from registers still in active use (effectively less than about 3 months old) were done by admin staff, usually those also managing the reception/appointment booking role. I'm sure any applications sent in will be actioned as soon as they can given the reduced staffing levels at the moment (there is no time limit stated in the legislation, as far as I'm aware).

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« Reply #19 on: Sunday 08 November 20 13:46 GMT (UK) »
Whynot get a friend / relative do it for you and  you reimburse them.
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« Reply #20 on: Monday 09 November 20 08:40 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou all!
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Re: Ordering Bmd certificates by post
« Reply #21 on: Monday 09 November 20 09:47 GMT (UK) »
I'm sure any applications sent in will be actioned as soon as they can given the reduced staffing levels at the moment (there is no time limit stated in the legislation, as far as I'm aware).

There is a time limit set out in the Acts in the form of eg Marriage Act 1949:
"(2) Any person shall be entitled to search the said indexes between the hours of ten in the morning and four in the afternoon of every day, except Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friday, and to have a certified copy of any entry in the said certified copies of marriage register books, on payment to the Registrar General or to such other person as may be appointed to act on his behalf of the following fee, that is to say :-"
The above means the person applying for the certificate is entitled to the certificate while they wait. This view is compounded by the fact that postal and phone applications are subject to additional charges, which do not apply when the person applies in person.
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Re: Ordering Bmd certificates by post
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 12 November 20 21:39 GMT (UK) »
Have you looked at Durham Records Online? Useful to locate BMD records.

https://www.durhamrecordsonline.com/index.php?q=1&cookiecheck=1

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Re: Ordering Bmd certificates by post
« Reply #23 on: Friday 13 November 20 08:04 GMT (UK) »
Peter,
thanks for this!
Kooky
Clulo - Staffs.,Warwickshire, Lancs.1780 -1950
Fisher- Nafferton,Hull, Manchester.1770-1840-1950
Kane&McNeill,Forkhill, Armagh and Glasgow,Bray Dublin.1850s -1920
Boshell and Dowzard- Dublin, 1840s -1911
Kay/Bremner Edinburgh 1800 - 1841.Kay Staffs.& Lancs1842 -1901
Kay - Newcastle on Tyne 1780-1861
Swindell, Marple & Manchester 1900->
Makinson, M/c & Prestwich 1870 ->
Beacom/Jones - Enniskillen 1780 ->