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Advice on records
« on: Sunday 17 March 19 21:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi there - first time poster here!

I've been having loads of fun working through my family history and was trying to order a marriage certificate for my great-grandfather. I struggled to find his record and after some searching I finally found it on FreeBMD. The problem is, that his details are hand-written at the bottom of the record, and I can make out all of the information except for the page number (it looks like the transcriber had the same issue - it's just marked with an * in the transcription). I've attached a picture of the scribble so you can see what I mean.

I was wondering if it's still possible for me to order this record from the GRO, or will they just get back to me saying they couldn't find it (as they will be looking at the same illegible numbers I am)? Or do they have another way to find the record?

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Re: Advice on records
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 March 19 22:01 GMT (UK) »
Hello tom!
What's his surname, please? 
Bev
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Re: Advice on records
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17 March 19 22:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bev, his surname is Turner, first names Frederick Milton.

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Re: Advice on records
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 17 March 19 22:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi Tom581,

A very warm welcome to RootsChat!

What was the name of your great grandmother (Frederick's wife)? We may be able to determine the page number through her marriage index entry.

Kind regards

David
Aitcheson, Aldred, Batty, Bauer, Bone, Brewer, Dean, Doyle, Durant, Fife, Finney, Gibson, Graham/Grayham, Hall, Harrison, Hersey, Hill, Holliss, Hudson, Hussey, Insley, Kelsey, King, Laver, Longmore, Luke, Mellor, Newman, North, Parker, Phillips, Porter, Read, Robinson, Rowel, Spink, Sproxton, Steer, Stevenson, Tanner, Witty/Whitty, Warburton, Wood.
(For more information on the above surnames please check the Surname Interest Table below.)

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Re: Advice on records
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 17 March 19 22:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi David, and thankyou!

Frederick's wife was Anna Taylor, they married in 1901. I've tried to find a marriage entry, but couldn't find anything at all for Anna, though admittedly I'm still new at this...!

Thanks again.

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 17 March 19 22:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi Tom581,

From FreeBMD:

Milton, Frederick Turner to Taylor, Hannah; June Qtr 1901; Wolverhampton Reg Dist; Volume 6b Page 1107.

Anna can quite often be a shortening of the name Hannah. Have instances of this in my own tree!

Occasionally, Surnames & middle names can get switched around for some reason by some folk! ::)

Hope this helps anyway.

Kind regards

David
Aitcheson, Aldred, Batty, Bauer, Bone, Brewer, Dean, Doyle, Durant, Fife, Finney, Gibson, Graham/Grayham, Hall, Harrison, Hersey, Hill, Holliss, Hudson, Hussey, Insley, Kelsey, King, Laver, Longmore, Luke, Mellor, Newman, North, Parker, Phillips, Porter, Read, Robinson, Rowel, Spink, Sproxton, Steer, Stevenson, Tanner, Witty/Whitty, Warburton, Wood.
(For more information on the above surnames please check the Surname Interest Table below.)

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Re: Advice on records
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 17 March 19 22:56 GMT (UK) »
Gosh thankyou so much - that has had me stumped for so long. It always seems obvious afterwards!

Much appreciated!

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Re: Advice on records
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 17 March 19 22:58 GMT (UK) »
I may just be about to confuse things....



GIBSON: Leicestershire, Durham. North Yorkshire. MORGAN: Glamorgan, Durham, Ohio. DAVIS/DAVIES/DAVID: Glamorgan, Ohio.  JACKSON: East Yorks, North Yorks, Durham. TAYLOR: North Yorks. BOURDAS: North Yorks. JEFFREYS: Worcestershire & Northumberland. CHEESMOND: Durham/Northumberland. WINTER: Durham/Northumberland. SNOWBALL: Durham.

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Re: Advice on records
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 17 March 19 23:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jomot,

I may just be about to confuse things....

I Have just done a quick check on freebmd using the reg dist, month & year and volume & page numbers and it comes up with no matches for volume 6b page 1106a. I agree that it does say page 1106a, but as I've already stated there appears to be no matches for that page number, most odd! Perhaps the page number has been incorrectly recorded?

I would suggest to tom581 that he goes with the page 1107 from my previous post.

Kind regards

David
Aitcheson, Aldred, Batty, Bauer, Bone, Brewer, Dean, Doyle, Durant, Fife, Finney, Gibson, Graham/Grayham, Hall, Harrison, Hersey, Hill, Holliss, Hudson, Hussey, Insley, Kelsey, King, Laver, Longmore, Luke, Mellor, Newman, North, Parker, Phillips, Porter, Read, Robinson, Rowel, Spink, Sproxton, Steer, Stevenson, Tanner, Witty/Whitty, Warburton, Wood.
(For more information on the above surnames please check the Surname Interest Table below.)