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Re: GRO index PDF Birth Certificate
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 31 December 17 17:21 GMT (UK) »
I thought I had read somewhere that the 'new' GRO index was from a different source to the one freebmd uses
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Re: GRO index PDF Birth Certificate
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 31 December 17 17:25 GMT (UK) »
Hello.  Thanks.

I wonder if when GRO says that "Indexed Data is Correct" they mean that it was subsequently amended to something else, and that's where it would be on GRO, although they have no way of telling me where that is!

Fanny was illegitimate but her mother later (18 years later) married a man who referred to Fanny as his daughter on the census.  Would this have changed her birth certificate if this man was her father?

Perhaps I should phone the Isle of Wight Registry and order directly like someone else has suggested?

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Re: GRO index PDF Birth Certificate
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 31 December 17 17:27 GMT (UK) »
Just to clarify, Fanny's record is not under the "father's" name either!

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Re: GRO index PDF Birth Certificate
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 31 December 17 17:29 GMT (UK) »
Alternative source on FreeBMD - the first one I posted was from an Ancestry source, this one is from an earlier .tif file



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Re: GRO index PDF Birth Certificate
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 31 December 17 17:33 GMT (UK) »
But there is a Fanny JACOBS on the same page ( no mother's maiden name shown).

That may well be her - the old index used by FreeBMD and the new GRO one use different indexing rules, so the results can be different, especially where parents are both named, but unmarried.

Birth registers don't show any surname for a child (before 1969) so the indexes may show the entry under the father's name or mother's name or both depending on the rules being use.

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Re: GRO index PDF Birth Certificate
« Reply #32 on: Sunday 31 December 17 17:35 GMT (UK) »
There are 11 entries for that reference and there should only be 10
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Re: GRO index PDF Birth Certificate
« Reply #33 on: Sunday 31 December 17 17:42 GMT (UK) »
I thought I had read somewhere that the 'new' GRO index was from a different source to the one freebmd uses

So, we're all wasting our time transcribing  >:( >:( >:( >:(  So what's new?
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Re: GRO index PDF Birth Certificate
« Reply #34 on: Sunday 31 December 17 17:45 GMT (UK) »
There are 11 entries for that reference and there should only be 10
Which confirms that one entry has been indexed twice ...

My guess would be that Fanny's birth entry will have a father named xxxxx JACOBS, and a mother named XXXXX WICKENS, but with no "formerly xxxxx" shown for her (so no maiden name).


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Re: GRO index PDF Birth Certificate
« Reply #35 on: Sunday 31 December 17 17:46 GMT (UK) »
I thought I had read somewhere that the 'new' GRO index was from a different source to the one freebmd uses

So, we're all wasting our time transcribing  >:( >:( >:( >:(  So what's new?

No you are not wasting your time because we can find what we are looking for on freebmd  :-*   :-*
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