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From: The Quineys <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Ordering Certificates from Register Offices
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 14:54:27 +0000
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A potentially amateur question <blushes> ... is there a difference
between register, registrar and record office?

Heather Q

Firebird wrote:
> Bob Cunning wrote:
>> The only time I tried to buy a Cert. from a local Register, I asked if they
>> accepted plastic in payment. I received a polite letter telling me, in
>> essence, that they were too busy to search for old certs. I always use GRO
>> now
> Few register offices do take plastic or online applications. There
> are two offices that won't look up historical certs, one is Islington
> and the other (IIRC) is Hackney.
> However, both can be forced to do so if you know the right route to
> take which is to contact the GRO in Southport, explain the situation,
> and ask that the "appropriate person" contact the register office.
> You then get a contact from the register office who will then look up
> the information. It's long winded but if that's what it takes to make
> them do the job they are legally obliged to do, then I'll do it.
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