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Dealing with death of a loved one step-by-step instructions

Register the Death  Within five days, report the deceased. Examine your options if you find yourself in the following situations: 1. A coroner’s office has been notified of the death. 2. the death occurred somewhere other than the United Kingdom 3. you’re filling out a form to report a stillbirth 4. You believe someone has […]

Research your family using the General Register Office

Research your Family  The General Register Office (GRO) can assist you in investigating your family history and family tree by providing birth, adoption, marriage, civil partnership, and death certificates. From July 1837, the GRO contained all the records registered in England and Wales. To go back further, you’ll need to look at parish records. It […]

Register a stillbirth

How to register a stillborn child A stillbirth should be reported within 42 days of the delivery. A stillborn baby can be registered after 42 days in some cases; the register office can tell you when this is the case. The baby might be given a name in the register. To register the stillborn baby, […]

Register a Death

Learn how to register a death in the United Kingdom or anywhere in the world. The death of a person aboard a foreign ship or aircraft must be notified in the nation where the ship or aircraft is registered. It must have occurred on or after January 1, 1983 in order to be registered. You […]

Register a birth abroad

How to register a birth abroad  Your child’s birth must be registered by the nation’s laws in which the child was born. They’ll issue you a birth certificate from your hometown. Whether applying for a passport or registering with a school or doctor, this birth certificate from your home country should be recognized in the […]

Correct a death registration

What corrections can be made  A person cannot change a death certificate once the death registration has been issued, but you can request that a notation be appended to the original entry in the death record. After that, you can receive an updated the certificate of death registration that includes this note. Only when the […]

Registration of Child’s Birth

In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, all births must be recorded within 42 days of the child’s birth. You should do this before the woman leaves the hospital or at the local registration office for the region where the baby was born. The hospital will inform you if the birth can be registered here. However, […]

Order a copy of birth, death, marriage registration and certificate

To receive a copy of a birth, adoption, death, marriage, or civil partnership certificate or a registration in England and Wales, you must first register on the General Register Office’s (GRO) website. The website can use the service to look up information on your ancestors. Customers should use the GRO index reference number to place […]

Order a Commemorative Marriage Certificate

To purchase a commemorative marriage certificate, a silver (25th), ruby (40th), golden (50th), or diamond (60th) wedding anniversary, visit the website of the General Register Office (GRO).  The actual wedding facts are printed on a custom-designed certificate and displayed in a presentation box. You must place your order at least ten working days ahead of […]

National Records of Scotland

Describing the storage of records.  The National Records of Scotland keeps track of births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships, divorces, and stillbirths and manages the Scottish national archives, including government documents and public records. The National Records of Scotland  Contact us Online Telephone: 0131 314 4411 Monday to Friday: 9 am to 4 pm Find out […]