Its been a week since the last post, so already I am breaking the rules of blogging, which state that you've got to add updates regularly.
For the first time, I've ordered some birth and death certificates from the UK GRO website. This really wasn't difficult to do, all you need is to know the GRO Reference number (Volume and Page) as well as the name - all of which is available from Ancestry.co.uk and from FreeBMD. My order of 3 certificates as a trial, should be printed and shipped by the 29th October and then a few more days to shipping to me. I've read somewhere that the GRO Provides a facisimile of the original certificates rather than the rewritten version I've been getting from the Oldham Register Office. So I'm keen to see the originals, possibly with the handwriting of whoever reported the event.
Lets see what happens.