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Chrissie Smiff
03-02-08, 11:50
Any Essex experts around please? If someone said they were born in Forest Gate Essex, which reg district would that be please? I have trawled through all the Essex regs I could find but no sign of Forest Gate. I have looked in the Wiki but I can't find it there either.

Vivienne
03-02-08, 11:57
Hi Chrissie, Forest Gate is in E7.

Newham possibly? Does it not tell you in Freebmd?

Chrissie Smiff
03-02-08, 12:03
Thanks Viv - I will check to see whether I have tried Newham.
On free bmd I only know how to check by getting Essex refs up and going in to look for Forest Gate. Is there a way to check just for Forest Gate?

vikki brace
03-02-08, 12:07
Try West Ham, I'm sure I have a few rellies who on census say Forest Gate but their birth was reg in West Ham.

Just off to double check that

Vivienne
03-02-08, 12:12
Hi again Chrissie, scrub Newham unless you are looking fairly recent.

I agree with Vikki , West Ham looks your best bet.

Chrissie Smiff
03-02-08, 12:13
Thank you both - will check West Ham:)

Chrissie Smiff
03-02-08, 12:25
No, Forest Gate doesn't come up in West Ham reg district.

vikki brace
03-02-08, 12:27
Chrissie - What year? only reason I ask is the 1901 census lists Forst Gate in West Ham.

Chrissie Smiff
03-02-08, 12:30
About 1848/49 Vikki.

vikki brace
03-02-08, 12:36
There is this web site which may help (also for future reference)

West Ham Registration District (http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/west%20ham.html)

Shows Forest Gate is a sub-district of West Ham

Vivienne
03-02-08, 12:37
I've gone cross eyed checking out all the possible districts around Forest Gate & I still come back to West Ham. Sorry Chrissie my tiny brain has come to a stop.

Chrissie Smiff
03-02-08, 12:42
Ohhhhh thanks again both. Sorry Vikki, I didn't realise about the sub districts.

vikki brace
03-02-08, 12:49
Don't worry neither did I until I checked that site :D

WendyPusey
03-02-08, 15:17
If you are using FreeBMD find West Ham in the box that says Districts. Then search with that selected.

Chrissie Smiff
03-02-08, 15:41
Thanks Wendy:) That's what I was doing but I wasn't looking at the sub district in small print at the top :o

Helen Smith Too
03-02-08, 17:53
My gr-grandfather was born in Forest Gate in 1891. His birth certificate says West Ham district, Sub-district Forest Gate.

Little Nell
03-02-08, 21:18
Yes, I have husband's family living in Forest Gate whose bmds were registered West Ham.

Chrissie Smiff
04-02-08, 09:49
Thanks Helen and Nell. I shall have to concentrate on the three or four possibles then:) I was hoping it was in some obscure reg district with only one choice - some hope :D