|Smithies Surname Information
||General information on the BMD data provided
BMD references for Smithies were extracted
from the indexes that were held at the Family Record Centre,
cover the period from the commencement of civil registration
in the September quarter 1837 to the end of 1841.
War Casualty References were also researched at the FRC.
To reduce the risk of error, microfiche copies of these indexes
have not been used.
||Deaths registered Jan,
|| Deaths registered Apr,
||Deaths registered Jul,
||Deaths registered Oct,
| About the data
Please note the following:
- Although every effort has been made to ensure this listing
has been correctly transcribed, please check all references
before applying for certificates. The compiler cannot be held
responsible for any errors in certificate applications as a result
of using these data.
- All indexes between the dates given above have been searched.
In some quarters no people with the surnames Smithies were found.
- Only a few spelling variations of surname (e.g. Smithers)
are included, where personally relevant. A thorough search for
variants has not been done.
- Lists are sorted chronologically.
- Late registrations and failure to register an event should
be allowed for when searching.
| Applying for a certificate
If you apply for one of the War Death certificates you will need
to make it clear that this is the case when you apply and state
the category (e.g. R.A.F. other Ranks). Those Casualties who died
in the UK are in the ordinary indexes, so you can apply for those
certificates in the usual way.
If you are interested in someone with the surname who is not listed,
please email as I may have more information
and fairly extensive lists, though my lists are not complete.
- Apply directly to the relevant Registration district office
- See Registration
Districts for births, marriages and deaths after Sept
1837. Includes current addresses.
- UK BMD have
a growing number of references to help you order, especially
for counties such as Cheshire and Lancashire
- Go to gov.uk/
For post July 1837 English and Welsh birth, marriage, civil partnership,
death, adoption and commemorative certificates.
- Order certificates by post from:
General Register Office
Certificate Services Section
General Register Office
PO Box 2
If you apply by post you will need to ensure you have enclosed
the correct payment.
Directgov for information on birth, marriage, civil
partnership, death, adoption and stillbirth records and
registrations, as well as guidance on researching your
family history and the General Register Office Indexes.
- The over-the-counter ordering service for BMD certificates
is no longer available at the Family Record Centre in London
(closed March 2008).