Birth cer­tifi­cate

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Birth records will name both par­ents, although in ear­lier records il­le­git­i­mate chil­dren could only be given a pa­ter­nal sur­name if the fa­ther at­tended reg­is­tra­tion. Don’t just as­sume that the birth ad­dress is the mother’s home ad­dress – it could in­stead be the ad­dress of a rel­a­tive, or of the near­est hospi­tal. Most Scot­tish birth cer­tifi­cates also name where and when the par­ents mar­ried.

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