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Information to be found on Civil Registration Certificates for Birth, Marriages and Deaths
What information could I find on a birth certificate? You may find any or all of the following information on a birth certificate:
Name and sex of the child Date of birth and in the case of twins the time of birth Place of birth Name of mother /married name / maiden name Name and occupation of father Signature or mark of informant Name and address of informant The Superintendant Registrars district and Sub district & name of registrar
What information could I find on a marriage certificate? You may find any or all of this information on a marriage certificate:
Date of the marriage Place of the marriage i.e. Name of Church, Chapel or Registry office The names and ages of spouses and their places of residence Bride and grooms occupation and status at marriage i.e. widowed, divorced, and single Names and occupations of their fathers and whether they were already deceased Whether the marriage took place after the calling of the banns or by licence The signature or mark of the bride and groom and the two witnesses to the marriage Name of the person officiating at the ceremony and their title
What information could I find on a death certificate? You may find any or all of this information on a death certificate:
Name of Deceased and maiden name if married or widowed Date and Place of Death Cause of death and possibly the nature and duration of the illness. Possibly the medical attendant’s name The age of the deceased is given from January 1866 The date of birth of the deceased from April 1969 Deceased occupation Signature or mark and name and address of the informant and relationship to deceased Whether there was a coroner’s inquest and if so the date and coroners name The Registration district and name of registrar