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Information given on birth certificates

In England and Wales until 1969, a birth certificate holds the following information:

  • date and place of birth - from the late 19th century an address may be given rather than the name of an institution (e.g. City Hospital will appear as 77 Dudley Road)
  • the name and sex of child
  • parents' names - including mother's maiden name
  • occupation of father
  • name and address of person registering the birth
  • the date of registration

From 1969 there is additional information, including the place of birth of the parents.

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