Monday, 17 May 2010

Birth Marriage and Death Registration - WHY?

17 May 2010- Since about 1837 there has been a requirement to register KEY LIFE EVENTS (births, deaths, marriages, adoption and civil partnership). Obviously the process has undergone some changes but the basic approach used today remains in place.

Registration of such key life events is a vital part of identity documentation and allows the applicant to receive a certificate that supports any further personal applications (e.g. Passports or Driving Licenses)

The General Register Office controls the administration of the registration process in England and Wales. The GRO maintains a national archive of all births, deaths and marriages as well as adoptions and civil partnerships since 2005.

THe GRO may also be able to assist with adopted persons looking to find birth relatives

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