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Offline zetlander

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5 Babies
« on: Sunday 03 December 17 23:07 GMT (UK) »
In the late 1950's my aunt had a multiple birth of 5 babies- all boys. One was stillborn, the other 4 survived for between 12 and 24 hours.
Sadly my aunt also died.

The babies were named and their births were registered.
Also the deaths of the 4 babies together with the death of their mother are registered.

The Reference Number for the registration of the 4 births is identical.
With the Registration of Deaths 2 of the babies have the same Ref Number and the other two have the same Ref Number as the mother.

Does that mean that the Births were registered together on one certificate and the Deaths on two certificates?
I thought each Birth/Marriage/Death had its own unique Reference Number???


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Re: 5 Babies
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 03 December 17 23:16 GMT (UK) »
This might help to explain it:  Entry Number and GRO reference. Each child will his own birth and death certificate.


http://home.clara.net/dixons/Certificates/births.htm#ENTRY
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Re: 5 Babies
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 December 17 08:27 GMT (UK) »
I thought each Birth/Marriage/Death had its own unique Reference Number???

Entries are numbered locally (where the original records are held) and then again, and differently,  when the copies of the information are sent to GRO.

Because there are multiple entries on each page of a register, it is normal that different entries can have the same page number. If you ordered certificates, you would find that the entry numbers will be different.