Understanding a birth certificate - how difficult can it be ?
We all take a simple birth certificate for granted, but this talk will explain the sometimes hidden wealth of information contained within it and how to fully decode this most basic of family history sources, including the often misunderstood additions of declarations, corrections and re-registrations.
Retired police officer who now works as a professional genealogist – and also a member of the council of AGRA (Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives). A period working as a deputy registrar has given me a real interest in the records of civil registration. and their hidden meanings.