Mainly For Brummies But All Are Welcome To Join In The Birmingham Fun & Chat


Beginners Guides: Some important Civil Registration Changes

#1 by Alice , Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:28 pm

Some important Civil Registration changes:

1866 - 1869
 GRO Indexes include age at death.
1875
 Birth and Death Act 1874
 Compulsory registration of births within 42 days
 Penalties for non or late registration
 Father of illegitimate children had to be present at the time of registration for his name to be on the birth certificate
 Deaths to be registered within 5 days
 Medical certificates required for cause of death
1927
 The introduction of still birth registers.
 Introduction of the Adopted Childs Register.
 Re-registering of illegitimate births allowed if parents later married each other.
 Coroners order/ Registrars certificate required before a burial or cremation could take place
1929
 Legal age for marriage increased from Males: 14 years old to 16 years old Females: 12 years old to 16 years old. Parental consent required until 21 years old.
1932
 Birmingham North and South registration districts amalgamated into Birmingham District including Handsworth sub district from West Bromwich.
1947
 Short Birth certificates were introduced
1969
 Age of majority reduced from 21 to 18 years old.
 Re-registering of illegitimate children to include name of father allowed irrespective of whether the parents married each other.
1970 onwards
 Death indexes show date of birth instead of age at death.

1974
 Sutton Coldfield registration district amalgamated with Birmingham
1975
 Adult adopted persons allowed access to information on original birth certificate.


References:
www.birmingham.gov.uk
www.direct.gov.uk/en/governmentcitizensandrights.index.html
www.bmsgh.org/parish/warw/tyaib/civilreg.htm
www.ukbmd.org/genuki/reg/districts/aston.htm
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/CivilRegistration.html

 
Alice
Posts: 28
Date registered 08.11.2010


RE: Beginners Guides: Some important Civil Registration Changes

#2 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:21 am

Alice, very interesting, there's stuff on there I never knew.


signman

   

Beginners Guides: A Brief guide to Civil Registration
Beginners Guide:Registration Districts around Birmingham

Thank you for visiting our humble forum, make this your forum by joining us and posting your own thoughts and questions.
Xobor Create your own Forum with Xobor