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    Original 1947 Death Certificate

    Going through my OH's Grandmothers papers I found she had the original death certificate for her husband. However, what threw me is that she has it in duplicate - They are obviously done by the same person and the numbers are consecutive. Was it common for the registrar to give out 2 copies?

    Linda

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    Is there any difference, no matter how small, between the 2 copies?
    Kit

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    No. they are identical

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    Hi
    I have several copies of my father's death cert. We needed them to send to his bank & insurance companies.
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    I just wasn't sure if they gave out copies like that in 1947 - would you have needed them as much then?

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    We had five copies of my father's death certificate for various purposes like bank, investments etc etc.

    I think we had to pay for them (??) but they were cheaper if they were 'current' £3 I seem to remember. And they said they would stay that way while that registration book was the current one.

    Anne

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    Okay, thanks for your help.

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    We too had several copies of my mother's death certificates. This was because it speeded up the Probate process. You have to send off a copy to each financial institution, and if we had only one and waited for it to be returned it would have taken a long time to sort out the finances.
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    Ditto - I had ten copies for my late father as his financial affairs were very widespread.

    Some were returned, most weren't and I finished up with three in the end.

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