RGD Ends Successful UK Tour


The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) yesterday (April 1) ended what the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Patricia Holness said was a successful three-city United Kingdom tour during which more than 320 applications were received.
In addition to the applications for certificates for births, deaths, and marriages the RGD also received four applications for genealogical research. And according to Dr. Holness the first batch of certificates from the applications taken during their March 26 to 31 visits are already being dispatched to the UK. “We have news today (April 1) from Jamaica that the first batch of applications are ready and are on their way back from Jamaica. Forty-eight are already finished and are on their way back to the U.K.,” Dr. Holness said.
“We did probably about 40 late entry of names where persons were not aware that their records were not complete, that their birth certificates did not have their surnames mainly for those person who come to the United Kingdom in the 1950s and 60s so those were amended,” she explained. The CEO said one of the issues noted during the UK visit which saw the RGD team holding clinics in Manchester and London, was the confusion over death certificates.

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