Re: Add GRO Source

Victor Markham

Yes that is correct. It is increasing and more local register offices are agreeing.

Just because all counties are not covered doesn't mean one should not check

One can check what is available on

UKBMD also has a Facebook group


On 23/02/2020 5:52 pm, John Hanson wrote:

UKBMD does not have all of the counties – mainly in the north of England and depends on whether the local family history society can find the volunteers and whether the Registrar will agree


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From: <> On Behalf Of Victor Markham
Sent: 23 February 2020 17:45
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Add GRO Source


Not quite.

Information comes from local registration offices which sends the details to GRO. Not all details arrive some are missing. The marriages of my mother's two sisters are not in the GRO index. They were married in the 1930's. Fortunately I guessed which church they married in and found the details at the local history centre which has the parish records

Having a copy from the local registration centre is a copy of the full certificate albeit in black and white.

If you visit you will get details of where the marriage took place..register office or name of church in addition to the local register office reference number which is different from the GRO number


On 23/02/2020 4:29 pm, Trevor Rix wrote:

As I don't use traditional sources and citations, I use this method to record entries from GRO indexes. For example, "Q3 1869" for the date; and "Sudbury registration district" for the place. That information can only come from the GRO indexes. That's it -- plain and simple.

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