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From: "Terry Waters-Marsh" <>
Subject: RE: [ZA] BMD lookup
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 13:49:19 +1000
It has happened in Zambia also. I was born in Chingola, Northern Rhodesia (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth according to my kids) and have given up trying to get a copy of my birth certificate. The originals were lost in a home fire 4 years ago and after spending nearly $1000 in various attempts since then, have given up trying to get a copy. Sadly, my parents did not register my birth at the British Consul (father British, mother SA).
Terry Waters-Marsh Rockhampton Queensland 4701 Australia
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From: Andrew Rodger [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [ZA] BMD lookup
As my parents had no intention of remaining in Zimbabwe,
I expect they would have taken the precaution of obtaining several
copies of the certificate (as I did with my marriage certificate because
I was about to leave SA, and I also got birth extracts for purposes of
taking out life assurance) just in case the administrative balloon went
up and they became unobtainable. This has probably happened already for
Zimbabwe -- who knows what might happen in SA?
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