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From: Jay Kay <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Romford Registration District
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 01:03:17 +0000
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You have worked a miracle, I have been checking on FreeBMD for that
Fordham Ellis several times in fact over the past month or so, but
assumed that he hadn't been transcribed. I did not know that he'd been
put in as Joseph Fordham, but would have thought/hoped that just
searching with Fordham would have found him - clearly not! I hate to
think of the time I wasted going through the Ellis births indexes -
and I remembered to check for Male!
Am most grateful you took the time, and may I please borrow your wand
- or maybe your patience?
On 2/10/06, Anne Peat <> wrote:
> snip <
> But might this be your 'Fordham' ( found on free BMD by searching just
> for the surname Ellis )
> Births Sep 1849
> Joseph Fordham
> On 10 Feb 2006, at 18:13, Jay Kay wrote:
> > I am trying to confirm the birth details for Fordham ELLIS aged 1 on
> > the 1851 census, living and born in Romford Essex.
> > I have searched the GRO indexes looking for Fordham and also for Males
> > but to no avail.
> > Does anybody know if the Romford Registers are available to search, in
> > the Registrars Office perhaps? Or is it possible to e-mail an enquiry?
> > Also has anyone ever known of a "male" to be returned after a search
> > on FreeBMD or AncestryBMD databases? I'm just curious as I couldn't
> > get that to work at all - it stalled completely!
> > Jay