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From: "Dick Mathews" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Freebmd and bmd QUERY
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 19:14:26 -0000
The definitive explanation is in Mike Foster's "Comedy of Errors", but
essentially the GRO indexes (and FreeBMD / Ancestry) should contain the
surnames prior to marriage of the parties concerned i.e. John Smith and Mary
Jones will both be listed under the same district and page, NOT John Smith
and Mary Smith.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sue" <>
To: "Essex" <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 4:22 PM
Subject: [Ess] Freebmd and bmd QUERY
> This is perhaps a silly question but here goes.
> I am trying to trace some marriages in my great uncles family and I have
> access to ancestry bmd and free bmd.
> In order to try and double check references before I spend money and send
> off for certs I figured I could try and check is my great uncles name is
> listed under the same reference as my great aunts, as I know her forename
> and maiden name.
> But then I thought if for example, Joshua Sykes is listed as for example
> 563, would Emily Sykes nee Meadows be listed under her married name or her
> maiden name???
> On free bmd I have put the wifes forname in, but I am not totally
> that this is taken into account when the search engine searches......
> Comments/Advice plse?
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