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From: Steve <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Freebmd and bmd QUERY
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 22:19:44 +0000
"Since ancestry uses the freeBMD indexes if her name is not on one site,
it won't be on the other. If it isn't on thefree indexes you could
double check using 1837online, where you view the GROindex page,
unfortunately there is a minimum charge of 5GBP to buy 50 units."
Ancestry also have the full registers up to 1983, but not indexed. So if
you find Joshua Sykes at 9a 563 but can not find Emily Meadows in the
index for the same quarter, you can look at that quarter for Meadows in
the unindexed scans and see if she is there. But she could, of course
have been mistranscribed by the GRO. It does happen.
> 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 9a
> 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 confident
> that this is taken into account when the search engine searches......
> Comments/Advice plse?
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