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G is for General Register Office - 04/08/2013

The General Register Office (GRO) is the name given to the government department that is responsible for the recording of vital records such as births, marriages and deaths (BMD). You can order birth, adoption, marriage, civil partnership and death certificates from the GRO to help you research your family history. The GRO has records of every BMD registered in England and Wales, starting from July 1837. Certificates for BMD can be ordered online for £9.25 each so the cost of tracking a whole family can soon add up. If you want certificates more quickly than the week they normally take then you can  request they are dispatched the next working day for the exorbitant sum of £23.40. The following information is from the GRO website and tells you what information you might see on BMD certificates. "What information will I see on a certificate? The details contained on a full birth certificate include: Name, date and place of birth. Father's name (if given at time of registration), place of birth and occupation. Mother's name, place of birth, maiden surname and, after 1984, occupation. (Registrations made before 1969 do not include details of the parents' place of birth and mother's occupation.)   The details contained on a marriage certificate include: Date and place of marriage. Name, age and marital status/condition of man and woman. Occupation and usual address. Name and occupation of each party's father. Names of the witnesses. Name of the person who so...

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