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Re: Certificate

Posted: 27 May 2013 2:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
The system of civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in England and Wales on 1 July 1837 (a couple of decades later in Scotland and Ireland).

Prior to that, you will need to search parish registers for records of baptisms, marriages and burials. These do not, in the vast majority of cases, provide anything like the same amount of personal detail as civil registration certificates so, unless you are dealing with extremely uncommon names, ensuring the accuracy of your research will depend on using other sources to corroborate your conclusions.

Hope this helps

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mullholland21 27 May 2013 8:29AM GMT 
carobradford 27 May 2013 8:52AM GMT 
mullholland21 27 May 2013 9:15AM GMT 
carobradford 27 May 2013 11:10AM GMT 
mullholland21 27 May 2013 5:13PM GMT 
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