Saturday, 3 February 2018

English and Welsh marriage certificates to be updated

English and Welsh marriage certificates are to be changed so that the names of both parents to spouses will be recorded in future, rather than just the names of their fathers. This is already the case in Scotland and Northern Ireland - indeed, in Scotland, the names of mothers have been added since registration started there in January 1855.

For more on the story visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42919441

Chris

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