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GRO Marriage Certificate: How long to receive?
« on: Wednesday 06 October 21 04:12 BST (UK) »
I know there are delays with COVID and family history is not a priority for certificates and less staff operating at present, but I am wondering how long is to taking to receive or dispatch certificates currently by post?

I ordered a marriage certificate in late August.

I am in Australia.

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Re: GRO Marriage Certificate: How long to receive?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 October 21 04:28 BST (UK) »
I would say it will be a while yet.  In normal times I waited 4 weeks for one to NZ.   I donít know what  postage is like to Australia but itís very difficult to NZ just now.


https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-delta-outbreak-us-post-mail-deliveries-to-new-zealand-suspended/B36SFQLZYTMLMSX2WANJ5LR6FI/
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: GRO Marriage Certificate: How long to receive?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 October 21 04:56 BST (UK) »
I am wanting to compare a signature on it to see if someone is using an alias, so itchy feet for that purpose to receive it.


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Re: GRO Marriage Certificate: How long to receive?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 October 21 04:57 BST (UK) »
Know the feeling!
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: GRO Marriage Certificate: How long to receive?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 06 October 21 04:59 BST (UK) »
Deserted the AIF in 1917, which I think is the last any Australian family ever heard of him.

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Re: GRO Marriage Certificate: How long to receive?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 06 October 21 05:27 BST (UK) »
I am in Melbourne and just received one today that was ordered 5 September.
Richardson, Sherman, Gillam, Hitchcock, Neighbour, Groom, Walton, Strange, Littleford, Brown, Guy, Abbs, Tasker, Bartlett, Farey, Etteridge

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Re: GRO Marriage Certificate: How long to receive?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 06 October 21 06:36 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your response. Mine was ordered on 31st August. I know they are only delivering letters every second day now.

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Re: GRO Marriage Certificate: How long to receive?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 06 October 21 07:53 BST (UK) »
I am wanting to compare a signature on it to see if someone is using an alias, so itchy feet for that purpose to receive it.

You will not get an original copy of a marriage certificate from the GRO, it will either be a 'photocopy' of a transcript sent to them from the church or registrar or a typed or handwritten copy.  The only copy with original signatures is in the marriage register
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Re: GRO Marriage Certificate: How long to receive?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 06 October 21 12:03 BST (UK) »
Oh, I never thought of that! Thank you. It was registered in Hammersmith.