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Completed Census Requests / odd notation on birth registration index
« on: Thursday 07 September 06 15:17 BST (UK)  »
This is from the index of birth registrations available on ancestry.com, for Jan-Mar 1931. The handwritten entry at the bottom of the page, Daphne Summers, is my mother.

I know the numbers/letters beside the name normally indicate a volume and page number - but what does "See D45" mean?

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Occupation Interests / occupation: Unfortunate
« on: Tuesday 06 June 06 18:14 BST (UK)  »
In the 1861 census I have found this listing:

Elizabeth Shaw (head of family) b 1833 Leominster, Herefordshire married, occupation Unfortunate

William, son (b 1854 Longton Staff)

Emma J, daughter (b 1858 Longton Staff)

I take this to mean she was either an unwed mother, or indigent/pauper. Are either of these guesses accurate, or is there another meaning for Unfortunate?

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