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Offline Cynfran

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Double death index entry!
« on: Monday 08 July 19 21:16 BST (UK) »
I have come across an instance where the GRO Death Index has two entries at the same time in 1975.... with the same index references....the same exact dates of birth....and the same first names and surnames. The only difference being different middle names. As I know that they were not conjoined twins, can anybody please tell me how this could come about?
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Re: Double death index entry!
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 July 19 22:07 BST (UK) »
It's just someone known by two names and indexed under both ...

So the entry will say something like:

John Paul Smith otherwise ( or formerly) John Peter Smith.



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Re: Double death index entry!
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 July 19 22:15 BST (UK) »
Thank you AntonyMMM for your quick and helpful reply. Regards, Cynfran
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Re: Double death index entry!
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 09 July 19 10:01 BST (UK) »
Could be a transcription error, in which case you would need to check with the GRO.
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Re: Double death index entry!
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 09 July 19 17:17 BST (UK) »
Hi Craclyn. I've checked the original index list and the consecutive entries are indeed there. Thanks for the thought though.
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Re: Double death index entry!
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 09 July 19 17:34 BST (UK) »
A friend of mine gave the wrong DOB for his mum when she died.
He didn't think it would be a problem but of course no bank,building society etc would accept the death cert. So he had to go back and re-register her,she's indexed twice.
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Re: Double death index entry!
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 09 July 19 17:58 BST (UK) »
Ooops! Interesting though
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Re: Double death index entry!
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 09:04 BST (UK) »
A friend of mine gave the wrong DOB for his mum when she died.
He didn't think it would be a problem but of course no bank,building society etc would accept the death cert. So he had to go back and re-register her,she's indexed twice.

Surely this would be a correction to the first registration, not a re-registration?

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Re: Double death index entry!
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 09:36 BST (UK) »
A change of date of birth on a death entry would be a correction, not a re-registration.

A correction might lead to an entry appearing more than once in the index (depending on what the change was).

Re-registration of deaths is rare, as unlike births there are no statutory reasons for it, although it does happen occasionally.