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Understanding precisely how the GRO indexes are organized can give us key information about individual entries. The marriage index is a whole other kettle of fish, so this answer pertains only to births and deaths. The key pieces of information to consider are: The GRO indexes were compiled quarterly (that is, at the end of March, June, September, and ...


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'In attendance' means someone who was tending to the deceased during their final illness, but was not present when they died (hat tip to Harry Vervet at https://genealogy.stackexchange.com/a/15587/6485). She died (recorded) at 14 Heavitree Road -- you can't infer anything from this single piece of data, other than where she died. Her usual address (based ...


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"In attendance" does not necessarily mean that they witnessed the death. For deaths that occurred at home, the informant was usually either by someone "present at the death" or someone "in attendance". The latter means someone who was tending to the deceased during their final illness, but was not present when they died. The relevant legislation (Births ...


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The report you want is available on Histpop.org. Specifically, go to page 286 of the report titled: Areas, families or separate occupiers, and population, England and Wales, Vol. II. Registration areas, 1911. This shows the sub-districts (in the order they were enumerated) in Wakefield Registration District at the time of the 1911 census: Bretton Sandal ...


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It may be a sign that someone submitted a correction after the initial registration. I was not able to find a reference from the GRO's guidance on birth certificates, but in the guides provided for clergy and other persons authorised to perform marriages, there is a section that discusses how to submit corrections. Page 24 of A Guide for Authorised Persons,...


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The crux of this question is what does the "-" in the Mother's Maiden Surname column on the new GRO indexes mean? The fact that there is a dash in the index does not mean there is a dash in the birth register in the place of the mother's maiden surname. There is no specific column in the birth register for the mother's maiden surname. In compiling this ...


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Using birth date and birth registration data from my one-place study, I was able to assess how many births occurred in the year they were registered. The data is from all the individuals on the 1939 Register in an East Midland parish, born more than 100 years ago (1916 or earlier). The corresponding GRO birth index entry was located for each 1939 Register ...


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First of all - these are pdf images of the entries in the records at GRO. They are not images of the original registers so the handwriting on them is not really relevant to any enquiry. You are correct that a birth must be registered in the district in which it took place (although there is provision to give the information elsewhere, known as "by ...


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Very simple summary: Q: If someone registered a birth in England & Wales after 42 days, would they have had to pay a penalty for a late registration? A: It depends... That point was when a risk of a penalty started. I asked this question on the Who Do You Think You Are? magazine forum and we came to an understanding there, based on the kind help of ...


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There is a useful guide here: https://www.manxbmd.com/records.html The only example I have obtained is for a birth (1946) and on that the information is exactly what I would expect from a register entry in England/Wales of the same era.


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As you suggest the quarter of registration provides direct evidence of that fact only - when that particular registration took place, not of the birth date of the child. Given that local registrars can register a birth up to 12 months after the event (originally the limit was 6 months), and at any time at all with the permission of the Registrar General and ...


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Before the start of civil registration, vital records were the responsibility of churches. According to Dvorzsák's gazetteer (https://kt.lib.pte.hu/cgi-bin/kt.cgi?konyvtar/kt03110501/0_0_1_pg_14.html), Jewish residents of Gecse in Abaúj-Torna county were recorded in Szina (Abaújszina, now Seňa, Slovakia). Unfortunately, FamilySearch does not appear to have ...


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As no answer has yet been attempted, I will give the disappointing results of my efforts to find this information - but still live in hope that someone can come up with a better solution! The bottom line is that information about sub-district extent does not seem to be publically accessible. The Office for National Statistics provide a number of resources ...


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A birth must be registered in the sub-district in which it occurred – the parents did not get to choose which register office to go to. However, the 1874 ammendment to the Registration of Births and Deaths Act (37 & 38 Vict. c.88, para. 6) explicitly makes provision for the case where the informant leaves the sub-district before they register the birth. ...


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UKBMD has pages which list the names of places within a registration district -- the page for Kingsbridge shows the following civil parishes later in the alphabet than Stokenham: Strete Thurlestone West Alvington Woodleigh Ancestry's list of Ecclesiastical parishes for Kingsbridge RD (derived from The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers) lists ...


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The expected page range for March quarter 1878 marriages in Kingsbridge Registration District is: 313-329. Anglican marriages are organized alphabetically by name of parish, then at the end are the nonconformist and register office marriages. Given your marriage occurred on the second to last page (328), I'd be willing to put money on the fact that they ...


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My father's original birth certificate (b. 1951, March 3 in Budapest IV) My grandparent's marriage certificate (location and date unknown, though date most probably somewhere between 1945 - 1950) The answer to these two questions is that you need to request the certificates from the Hungarian authorities. Possibly, an official enquiry with all details of ...


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