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From: "Peter" <>
Subject: Re: No Response/Trying again ROBERTSON
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 12:38:32 +0100
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I beg to differ - I have ordered, and received, several certificates of
relatives dated after 1901. I have never been asked for any proof of a
relationship - just ordered by the normal online process.
These include my father's birth certificate (1906), my maternal
grandparent's marriage certificate (1915), my half-brother's marriage
certificate (1964), and my grandmother's death certificate (1978).
All the above from the GRO.
I also have certificates of my wife's relatives from GROS, Edinburgh - the
following records can be viewed online (pay-per view) at :
Births to 1903; Marriages to 1928; Deaths to 1953.#

(Perth, Scotland)
English origins: Davis; Goad; Bennett, Wheeler; Curd; Field; Blanks;
Areas: East Sussex; Kent; South & East London
Scots origins: Cumming; Cameron; Grant; Stuart; More; MacLeod; Wilson;
Areas: Nairn; Moray; Inverness; Banffshire

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lawrence Greenall" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 1:03 AM
Subject: RE: No Response/Trying again ROBERTSON

Censuses, GRO certificates and parish registers
all have a 100-year block on them, meaning that they are not availbale for
the public to browse or consult. The only way you could check a record less
than a century old is if the entry concerned yourself (or possibly a direct
relative) and you could prove the fact - usually by supplying, for
verification purposes, the very data that most genealogists would hope to
discover from the record!

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