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From: Crandall Family <>
Subject: Re: [ONT] Now what do I do?
Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 08:28:48 -0400
References: <42c.202b697.31a59399@aol.com>
In-Reply-To: <42c.202b697.31a59399@aol.com>

The exact dates suggest that the birth was registered correctly the first time
and then registered a second time [perhaps the registrar forgot that
he had included it in the proper year?] .. but the registrar put the
wrong year on it when he wrote it in the books the second time.

Also, the parents could have notified the registrar the first
time...... and then a parish priest could have submitted a list of
names, at a later date, of those he had baptised & the wrong year got
put on it.

The vital stats registers are full of errors.


At 06:46 AM 05/24/2006, you wrote:
>In a message dated 5/24/2006 12:04:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > To whom ever can help,
> > I have found two birth certificates for my ggGrandfather exactly one year
> > apart
> > one January 15 1893 and the other January 15 1894. Both
> registered with the
> > city of Ottawa Carleton County Ontario. The only difference is that the
> > names have been set in different order one is Sidney Harold
> Georges Balcombe and
> > the other is Harold Sidney Georges Balcombe. the question is which one is
> > the right one? Can anyone help? Thanks in advance, Fran
> >
>Well, my first reaction would be to go with the earlier one, because a birth
>could not be registered in advance, like a baptism couldn't precede a birth.
>BTW, was there a baptism?
>However, it might also be two births, the first child having died, and the
>family reusing the name.
>Cathy (Knight)
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