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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:40 am 
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Hi All

Got the acceptance reply through for Newsteadwood today and in the letter it said it has to be returned together with DD's original birth certificate. I have a photocopy of her birth certificate but the original is somewhere in the house but i cant find it!! We have alot of ongoing building works at the moment and the builders keep moving all my boxes around! In panic i rang Bromley Registrar who said they can issue a certified copy of it at £9 which they assured me is as good as the original!

Does anyone know with experience that this is ok? :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:30 am 
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Yes, it's fine. You can also order a copy of a birth certificate online. http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:42 am 
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yes the one you have is not actually the original anyway - the original is the one in the register. You just get given a certified copy.

I bought a couple of spare extra "short certs" at the time so they could be sent for such purposes and not worry about losing them.

Mitasol's source takes about 5 days and works well - you will need the numeric reference from the registers though I think to avoid them having to search for it. I do lots of family history on ancestry(dot)co(dot)uk and can search for them through this. If you would like me to look for the reference number for you then send me a private message - otherwise sounds like the Registrar has got the whole thing in hand (and at £9 is 25p cheaper than GRO!)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:26 am 
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Thanks all for re-assurances. They told me I can pick it up next Wed plenty of time to hand it in. Guess I just panicked after such a long journey to get to this point!


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