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tinkerbell23 | 00:34 Wed 22nd Jul 2020 | Hobbies & Interests
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Were babies who were stillborn still registered in the 60s onwards?

UK- particularly scotland?

I use a scottish website but extended family are irish so would welcome any suggestions of websites to use next



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The Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 contained a provision that all still-births must be registered in the same way as live births, where the child had issued from its mother after the 28th week of pregnancy. The Still-Birth (Definition) Act 1992 later revised that time period to 24 weeks.

(Sorry, Tinkerbell, I've not been able to find out what the relevant legislation might have said prior to 1965).
"The stillborn child did not have to be registered in Scotland until 1939, nearly a century after the introduction of birth and death registration, and more than a decade later than the registration of stillbirth in England and Wales (1926).  The Registration of Still-Births (Scotland) Act, 1938, applied to any child born after the 28th week of pregnancy which did not breathe or show any other signs of life."
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Thank you!!!

I dont believe registers are online due to the sensitivity of the certificates.

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