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England  and Wales Civil Registration

Beginning on July 1 1837, Civil Registration of all birth, marriage, and death became a requirement in England and Wales. Many churches still kept their own parish registers.

Birth Certificates contain:

District, Date & Place of Birth,¬ 
Child's ForeNames & Surname, Child's Sex,¬ 
Father's Name, Fathers Place of Birth, Father's Occupation,¬ 
Mother's Name, Mother's Occupation, Mother's Place of Birth, Mother's Usual Address,¬ 
Informant's Name, Informants Qualification, Informant's Address, Informant's Signature,¬ 
Date of Registration,Registrar's Name & Signature,¬ 
Child's Revised Name (if any, after registration).

Marriage Certificates contain:

District, Church, Parish, Location,¬ 
Date of Marriage, Forename & Surnames, Ages,¬ 
Marital Conditions, Professions, Addresses,¬ 
Father's Forename & Surname, Father's Occupations, for both parties present.¬ 
Witness names, Priest/Vicar's Name,& Signature

Death certificates contain:

District, Location, Date & Place of Death,¬ 
Forename & Surname, Sex, Maiden Name,¬ 
Date & Place of Birth, Occupation, Usual Address,¬ 
Informant's Forename & Surname,¬ 
Informant's Qualification, Informant's Address,¬ 
Cause of Death, Signature of Informant,¬ 
Registration Date, Registrar's Signature.


Exercise:  (Refer to the marriage certificate above.)

1. What is Alfred Peacockís condition?  What is Emmaís maiden name and her condition? (If you donít know what spinster is, do a google search to find out.)

2. What is Alfredís and Emmaís occupation?

3. What is Alfredís fathers occupation?

4. What is Emmaís fathers name and occupation?




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