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GRO Birth Records
« on: Friday 20 October 17 22:49 BST (UK) »
 My great grandmother Eleanor Smith was born 20 August 1884 in Bradford West Yorkshire.   The dob was gleened from the 1939 Register.  I have obtained a copy of her marriage certificate and her death in 1945 seems to be registered.  Her father's name was George Smith. Her mother's name was Elizabeth Smith nee Kitson.

However, I can't find any evidence of her birth having been registered. A search of the GRO list comes up with nothing. Please can anyone advise me of why this should be? 


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Re: GRO Birth Records
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20 October 17 22:55 BST (UK) »
Could be -
Sep 1884 Bradford Y. 9b 96
Smith, Eleanor
mother Kitsons

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Re: GRO Birth Records
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 October 17 22:57 BST (UK) »
It is just a spelling thing.  When searching, use the options in the surname and forename drop down menus - phonetic/similar sounding etc.

SMITH, ELEANOR
Mother's maiden surname: KITSONS
GRO Reference: 1884  S Quarter in BRADFORD YORKSHIRE  Volume 09B  Page 96

Debra  :)

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Re: GRO Birth Records
« Reply #3 on: Friday 20 October 17 23:13 BST (UK) »
Thank you both v much. I was on the verge of giving up.  I have now ordered a copy of the birth certificate.

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Re: GRO Birth Records
« Reply #4 on: Friday 20 October 17 23:39 BST (UK) »
Her parents marriage

December qtr 1882

Elizabeth Kitson/George Smith  Bradford Yorks    9b   198    
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« Reply #5 on: Friday 20 October 17 23:45 BST (UK) »
Parents married at Bradford Cathedral (St Peters) 31.12.1882

George Smith   ?? 22  occ  wool extractor  father Joseph Smith (deceased) occ  outdoor labourer

Elizabeth Kitson ?? 26  weaver father James Kitson (deceased) occ blacksmith

witnesses James & Isabella Kitson
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Re: GRO Birth Records
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 21 October 17 20:43 BST (UK) »
Thanks v much Carole.  I have Eleanor's marriage certificate, but not her parents - so that's great.