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England/Wales Death index 1989-2019 on Ancestry.
« on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:06 BST (UK) »
Beware of using this! My late Mother's death entry reads that she died on 3 September 2017. (03/09/2017). She didn't. She died on 9th March 2017, (09/03/2017). If they have all been transcribed like this, they will all be wrong.

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Re: England/Wales Death index 1989-2017 on Ancestry.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:07 BST (UK) »
Most records on Ancestry will be transcribed in the American format,it's an American company.
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Re: England/Wales Death index 1989-2017 on Ancestry.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:11 BST (UK) »
Yes, the American way of using dates can be confusing.  It's obvious if you have a date like 12/31/2017 as there aren't 31 months in the year.

It's when you have single figure months that it can get confusing.  Caught me out a few times until I realised how the Americans wrote their dates.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire


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Re: England/Wales Death index 1989-2017 on Ancestry.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:13 BST (UK) »
It hasn't been reproduced in the American way, it actually says 3 September 2017!!! In words and figures!

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Re: England/Wales Death index 1989-2017 on Ancestry.
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:17 BST (UK) »
I wonder if someone transcribing it seeing it as figures only, thought oh that's the American way of doing dates and then wrote it in the English way.  ???
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: England/Wales Death index 1989-2017 on Ancestry.
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:18 BST (UK) »
The entries for that year are from sources other than the GRO index so date can be sourced from anywhere and sometimes incorrect.
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Re: England/Wales Death index 1989-2017 on Ancestry.
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:20 BST (UK) »
The GRO don't do that.  I just checked my mother's details and all they give is year of birth and no exact date of death, just the quarter/year and area.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: England/Wales Death index 1989-2017 on Ancestry.
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:24 BST (UK) »
I don't think it's been transcribed by a human, Wilmington Millenium appears to be a data company.

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Re: England/Wales Death index 1989-2017 on Ancestry.
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:27 BST (UK) »
I wonder where the company get this information from?  It seems it's not being correctly done.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire