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To check what gets written on the birth certificate?

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MarianneVos · 21/09/2022 19:42

I live in town A. All my children were born in Town A hospital. DCs 1 and 2 were also registered in Town A.

There are currently no registration appointments in Town A, but I can do registration for DC3 at any place in the same county.

However, if I register DC3 in Town B, will the birth certificate say Town A (where the hospital is) or Town B (where I'm doing registration)?

Perhaps IBU to care, but I would like all DCs to have the same place of birth on their certificates.

OP posts:
Sniffypete · 21/09/2022 19:42

They will put the place they were born, not where registered!

Happyhapoydog · 21/09/2022 19:45

It’s where the child is born, not where you register them

Needmorelego · 21/09/2022 19:45

Admittedly this was in 1975 so might be different now but I was born in Town A because that's where the maternity hospital was and registered in Town B because that's where the Registar Office was. It says Town B as Place of Birth.

JustLyra · 21/09/2022 19:47

The certificate will show as being issued in Town B. It will have the correct place of birth in the relevant section .

Favour237 · 21/09/2022 19:50

Birth certificate is definitely where babies are born not where they are registered. Both mine are homebirths so their birth certificates have our full address in place of birth, going to be very emotional about that when we move.

BeaLola · 21/09/2022 19:51

It will say where they were born not registered

So either the Name and location of hospital or birthing unit , home address if born at home or description if born somewhere else eg M25 Junction 5 on the way to Brooks Place Dashwood Park Surrey

ArnoldBee · 21/09/2022 19:53

In the seventies they had to send the details to the right register office to issue the cert so you were unable to walk away with it and got it sent later.

rocketfromthecrypt · 21/09/2022 19:55

It's a statement of fact: where they were born is what goes on the certificate.

bellac11 · 21/09/2022 19:56

Needmorelego · 21/09/2022 19:45

Admittedly this was in 1975 so might be different now but I was born in Town A because that's where the maternity hospital was and registered in Town B because that's where the Registar Office was. It says Town B as Place of Birth.

Sounds like an error. There is a very clear section asking for place of birth and it should have had the place of your birth (address of hospital etc.

Aspergirl77 · 21/09/2022 19:57

I’m a registrar, registered lots and lots of babies! The very top section of the birth certificate will have the registration district details e.g. the county or London borough. The next box underneath will show the date of birth and place of birth e.g. hospital name/birthing centre name and town, or residential address and town. Hope that helps.

HorribleHerstory · 21/09/2022 20:11

All my DC have my specific address, house number and postcode as place of birth.

I see it as a service to future genealogers.

they use actual place of birth OP

MossGrowsFat · 21/09/2022 20:12

JustLyra · 21/09/2022 19:47

The certificate will show as being issued in Town B. It will have the correct place of birth in the relevant section .

This.

Needmorelego · 21/09/2022 20:13

@bellac11 you know I think I am wrong. Because now thinking about it my passport says the name of Town A (ie where I was born).
We lived in Town C though 🤣

MarianneVos · 21/09/2022 20:16

Thanks everyone!

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bellac11 · 21/09/2022 20:19

Needmorelego · 21/09/2022 20:13

@bellac11 you know I think I am wrong. Because now thinking about it my passport says the name of Town A (ie where I was born).
We lived in Town C though 🤣

Thats good sounds like the details are right

I do genealogy as a hobby and I cant tell you the mistakes Ive spotted, for example on a certificate where it should say Brixton (London), it says Brixham (Devon)

Bit of a difference.

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