What does “Occasional Copy” refer to in the new GRO Index?

Re: Occasional copy It would normally indicate a correction submitted after the original registration (but not a re-registration). You would need a copy of the certificate to see what it was.

What is the GRO index?

The GRO Index reference is an important reference that is required to request an official copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate, and the website offers a birth and death index search facility, although currently no marriage index records are available.

What is a gro number on a birth certificate UK?

Every birth, adoption, marriage, civil partnership or death registered in England or Wales has a General Register Office (GRO) index reference. It usually consists of the year, volume number, page number and district in which the event was registered.

How do I find my GRO index reference?

Find index reference numbers online

You can: search the GRO online Index of historic births (1837 to 1916) and deaths (1837 to 1957) view index reference numbers for free on the FreeBMD website.

How do I find the GRO index?

To search either index is easy but also surprisingly restrictive, as can be seen from the image below, and can be accessed via: https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp. The search for names can be exact spellings, phonetical or similar sounding.

What is a volume number on a birth certificate?

The Volume number given (in the GRO index of births marriages & deaths) is the registration district, ie the district in which the event was registered, not necessarily the actual place the event occurred.

What is the GRO index number on a marriage certificate?

The GRO provides a public index that lists basic details of every marriage recorded in England and Wales since 1837. The index is divided into four quarters for each year and can be viewed in microfiche format at certain libraries (see our leaflet ‘Discover your Family History’).

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