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From: Steve <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Which subscription?
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 10:34:23 +0000
And to add to the confusion, a death is registered where if occurs, not
where the person lives.
So I have my father registered in Bethnal Green as he died in the
hospital there, though he lived in south east Essex and a great uncle
registered in Newark, Notts even though he lived in Newcastle, because
that is where the train was when they discovered that he was dead.
Ancestors can be so inconsiderate in the way the do not record themselves.
>> Just a query - On Free BMD I thought if a marriage, birth or death can't be
>> found on there then the marriage didn't occur or the birth or death wasn't
>> registered. I thought it was a comprehensive record. Am I wrong? How is it
>> that Find My Past has different records? Do they get their information from
>> somewhere different?
> FreeBMD and Findmypast use exactly the same source: the GRO indexes.
> FreeBMD is a volunteer project and not all the indexes have been fully
> transcribed as yet. However, the GRO indexes themselves are not complete.
> If a marriage can't be found on either FreeBMD or Findmypast then it
> either didn't happen or it has been missed out of the GRO index.
> If a birth can't be found on either then either it wasn't registered
> or it has been missed out of the GRO index.
> Likewise with a death but a burial wasn't supposed to take place
> without a death certificate, although there are many occurences of
> burials taking place without it.
> See Mike Foster's book "Comedy of Errors" for further information
> about the missing entries.
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