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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: lds forms
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 16:54:47 +0000
>I don't know about NZ, but you definitely can order copies of certificates
>from Salt Lake City if you are in the US or Canada. Here is the procedure:
>When you call, ask for the form "Request for Photocopies - Census Records,
>Books, Microfilm or Microfiche." The form number is 31768.
>Fill out the name of the person.
>In the column marked "Title, parents/spouse etc." write the kind of record
>you are ordering, such as West Derby, Lancashire, Marriages.
it appears that these are photocopies of parish records or census
copies, which are not 'certificates' or 'registrations' in the normal
sense of those words.
If the original enquirer was asking for copies of actual birth marriage
or death certificates, I think it is very unlikely that the LDS would be
allowed to supply them. There may be some arrangement for an LDS person
to order certificates at the noirmal price from ONS, but this cane be
dome direct by any individual.
>In col. 6, put the registration number and year,
I am not sure what this means - if it is the GRO reference (i.e. from
the indexes of registered BMD, this facility is surpising and very much
>d I haven't been charged for the copies so far, so I
>don't know whether there is usually a charge.
That does suggest the paperwork incvolved is a photocopy of some event
on the films they hold (again, surprising they don't charge for the cost
of the copy)
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society