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Family History Certificates for Westerham

Family History Certificates for Westerham


This site exists to help you obtain a copy of a family history certificate as quickly and as easily as possible.


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All Family History Certificates for Westerham supplied are certified copies or extract copies for use in England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and include parents names.
If you're applying for a certificate of birth, death or marriage which took place before 1910. When you apply for a certificate, it would be helpful if in addition to a year, quarter and registration district (Westerham); you could also supply any additional information that would enable us to locate the correct registration.

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The records of civil registration in England and Wales which commenced on 1 July 1837, relate to the birth, marriage and death of an individual. In Scotland records began in 1855 and in Ireland in 1864 (n.b. Irish non-Catholic marriages were recorded from 1845).

In England and Wales, up to that time, the government had relied very much on the church to register its population but it realised that it was not a complete record i.e. not a full listing of the population. Therefore, a single tier registration system was introduced, based on the administrative poor law unions, which had been set up in 1834, and previously the administrative hundreds. These became the registration districts. Births, and deaths, were recorded as well as marriages. Parish and nonconformist baptism and burial registers were still completed at the same time that the new civil registration system began. The Act also permitted marriages to be performed in Civic Offices and outside the confines of the Anglican Church. Many nonconformist chapels were authorised to perform marriages. Since 1837 there has been much fine tuning of the system and various new regulations and legislation have been introduced from time to time.

Although civil registration was introduced in 1837, it was not until 1874 that the registration of a birth became compulsory. Between these dates, children may not have been registered. There was in fact a loophole as the act was not fully understood and people genuinely thought that to have a child baptised was to register that child. The 1874 Act made registration compulsory within a 6 week period and imposed a fine for non-compliance.

Purchase a copy Duplicate Birth Certificate, Copy Marriage Certificates suitable for both legal and family history uses. If you have lost your birth certificate UK, or need one for family history purposes, this replacement copy will help you.

Duplicate Birth Certificates are often essential to prove identity when applying for:

Passports
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Pensions
Social Security
Employer ID
Driving licence
Visas and Immigration
Divorce
Adoption

N.B. Please note that the Birth Certificate will show the Child and Parents names (This is called The Full Birth Certificate)

Purchase a Replacement Death Certificate, suitable for both legal and family history uses. If you have lost a death certificate, or need one for family history purposes, this replacement copy will help you.

Duplicate Death Certificates are essential documents when processing claim to the estate of a deceased person. Whether you need to confirm the passing of a relative/friend or are looking for additional genealogy research material. Death Certificates are often essential to prove identity when applying for:

Probate
Pension Administration
Social Security Administration
Estate Administration
Overseas Property Administration
Divorce

Unfortunately, we are unable to conduct a general search of our indexes, as manual searches are time-consuming, and due to the number of applications received, the minimum amount of information we require, is the year and the quarter in which a particular event was registered.

Births: if you know either of the parents' names or mothers maiden name.

Deaths: if you know the deceased's occupation; age at death, area (Westerham) where they lived or husband's or wife's name (as one of these may have been the informant).

Marriages: it would be helpful to have both parties' names, if this information is not available, then their occupation; father's name or area (Westerham) that they lived in, prior to the marriage taking place.

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UK Official Records provides an apostille service to assist you in acquiring official UK Apostille Certificates for UK documents. The Apostille Certificate is normally requested by foreign authorities and organisations so that the document can be used for official purposes outside of the UK. It is also referred to as legalisation. This means that the documents have to be legalised correctly before you travel and often within a specific time period.

Require an Apostille (Legalised) UK Certificate? An Apostille is a certificate confirming that a signature or a seal on a certificate is genuine. The process of obtaining an Apostille is called Legalisation. Legalisation is usually required by foreign authorities before they will allow a UK document to be used for official purposes in their country. Apostille Certificates issued in the UK will be accepted in the following countries without further legalisation. Order a UAE Legalisation Service,  Qatar Legalisation Service or Kuwait Legalisation Service or Egypt Legalisation Service.
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Please ensure that you include a contact telephone number with your application, so that we can discuss any findings/queries with you.

The UKOS Offices' holds records for the Westerham Registration District from 1837 (for earlier registrations you will need to contact the Westerham Archives to find Parish registrations).

Further Information

Registers of births, marriages and deaths

Copies of birth certificates

Copies of marriage certificates

Copies of death certificates

Copies of divorce certificates

Apostille Certificate Service

Family History certificates

Apply via the Post

To apply via the post, write to the following address:

UK Official Records
(Westerham Family History Certificates)
4200 Waterside Centre
Birmingham
B 3 7 7 Y N