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From: Alison Wright <>
Subject: Re: [EOLFHS-MEMBERS] 1837 BMD Register
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 21:07:43 +0000
I have a similar problem. My ancestor's birth cert. says he was born 21 June 1843 (registered 1 Aug 1843) but the baptism entry says he was born 30 Sept. 1843.Alison> From: > To: > Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 12:57:04 -0500> Subject: [EOLFHS-MEMBERS] 1837 BMD Register> > Can someone confirm the following facts for me. This information was passed to me via another member of my family research group.> I had never seen this information before.> > "When the BMD Register was set up in 1837 there was a requirement to make returns within 42 days. Failure to do so was not > penalised. However, by the 1880's a financial penalty was introduced to ensure that all BMD were registered in good time".> > All the follow facts fit well within this family's profile. In the parish records we have a birth Aug 15 1887 & a baptism Sep 7 1887. > However, under where & when born on the birth certificate we have born September 5 1887. > The birth was registered October 18 1887. > > Was this a typical "illiterate" error on the part of the mother or have anyone else found similar discrepancies in their birth certs?> > Shirley #4614> > > > -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
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