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From: "Philip Keast" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Free BMD and errors
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 13:20:47 -0000
References: <004c01c2beee$ae368e20$e3fd86d9@pbncomputer>

I was under the impression that the dates on FreeBMD were simply a reference
to the quarter in which the event occurred.

Hence an event on the 11th July 1895 would be in the third quarter ending on
30th Sept and thus recorded as Sept 1895.

Of course, I could be wrong.....


Phil Keast
KeastConnect Project
Cornwall Family History Society #11217

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew FRANKS" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 12:39 PM
Subject: [DEV] Free BMD and errors

> Has anyone noticed differences in the BMD database from the true birth
cert entries?
> My grandfather's birth is recorded as Sept 1895 when I know he was born
11th July 1895. He was not baptised in Sep 1895 either. He was baptised as
a child of 2 or 3. They also have a marriage date for my ancestors which is
out by 2 months.
> I know they do say you should report errors.
> Interested to know if anyone else has come accross many discrepancies and
why this might be. Surely someone would not read July as Sept or Oct as
> Hope someone can enlighten me.
> Carol in Berkshire
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