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Flashcards in Civil Registration Deck (32):
1

What year was the Births and Deaths Registration Act and the Marriage Act?

1836

2

In what year was the General Register Office established?

1837

3

On what date did the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths begin?

1 July 1837

4

In which year was the First Matrimonial Causes Act, allowing Civil divorce without the necessity of a private Act of Parliament?

1857

5

In what year did the GRO death indexes begin to record the 'assumed' age at death?

1866

6

In which year was the Births and Deaths Registration Act, which transferred the obligation to register births and deaths from the register to the person directly concerned?

1874

7

What is the alternative name for The 1898 Marriage Act?

The Authorised Persons Act.

8

What did the 1898 Marriage Act (also known as the Authorised Persons Act) do?

Created Authorised Persons for Nonconformist places of worship so that religious marriages could be solemnised in the presence of an Authorised Person rather than a registrar.

9

In what year was the maiden surname of the mother added to the GRO birth indexes?

1911

10

In what year was the surname of the spouse added to the GRO marriage indexes?

1912

11

In which year was the Matrimonial Causes Act, which allowed wives to petition for divorce on the same basis as husbands?

1923

12

The First Adoption of Children Act was when?

1926

13

In which year was the Legitimacy Act, which provided for the re-registration of illegitimate births if the parents subsequently married each other?

1926

14

In which year was the Births and Deaths Registration Act, requiring a registrar's certificate or coroner's order before burial or cremation could proceed?

1926

15

In which year did the National Registration Act provide for the establishment of a national register of the entire population?

1939

16

In which year was the short form birth certificate introduced?

1947

17

In which year did the Family Law Reform Act provide for the re-registration of births of illegitimate children to include the particulars of the father in the register?

1969

18

In which year did the GRO death indexes begin to show the deceased's date of birth?

1969

19

In 1984 what change was made to the GRO indexes?

They were presented in annual and not quarterly volumes from this date.

20

When did civil registration begin in Scotland?

1855

21

When did civil registration begin in Ireland?

1864

22

When did civil registration begin in Northern Ireland?

1922

23

From which year were nonconformists allowed to marry in their own chapel without the presence of a local registration officer?

1898

24

In which year do the reference numbers identifying registration districts change from Roman to Arabic numerals?

1852

25

In which year was the age of consent reduced from 21 to 18 years?

1969

26

From what year are records of adoption for England and Wales indexed at the General Registration Office?

1927

27

What was the legal age of marriage for girls with parental consent before 1929?

12

28

What was the legal age of marriage for boys with parental consent before 1929?

14

29

In which year was the General Registration Act?

1836

30

From which year was medical certification as to the cause of death required before a death certificate could be issued?

1874

31

In which year was the Births and Deaths Registration Act, which required the registration of still-births?

1926

32

In which year did the Family Law Reform Act reduce the age of majority from 21 to 18?

1969