Author Topic: England/Wales Death index 1989-2019 on Ancestry.  (Read 761 times)

Offline rosie99

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Re: England/Wales Death index 1989-2017 on Ancestry.
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:27 BST (UK) »
My mothers entry for around that period on Ancestry's records is not an entry from the GRO registers, they have found information about her death from GreyPower Deceased Data compiled by Wilmington Millennium, West Yorkshire

It does give an exact date of death which is correct, it mentions the month by name not number.   
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Re: England/Wales Death index 1989-2019 on Ancestry.
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:47 BST (UK) »
The information apparently originates from: GreyPower Deceased Data. compiled by Wilmington Millennium, West Yorkshire.  The data apparently comes from funeral directors and obituaries. It is then packaged for marketing companies to ensure they don't contact the deceased.

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Re: England/Wales Death index 1989-2019 on Ancestry.
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 12:13 BST (UK) »
The information apparently originates from: GreyPower Deceased Data. compiled by Wilmington Millennium, West Yorkshire.  The data apparently comes from funeral directors and obituaries. It is then packaged for marketing companies to ensure they don't contact the deceased.

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It is ironic that they specialise in data protection but Ancestry has access to this information of theirs.  My mothers information would have come from the funeral directors and as she had been in a care home for a few years it is doubtful that marketing companies would have any record of her.  Any correspondence to her would be care of my address which the funeral directors would not have had.
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Re: England/Wales Death index 1989-2019 on Ancestry.
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 18:35 BST (UK) »
I usually try to double check by doing an obit search and a probate search. Not always successful but at least itís a second verifiable source.
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Re: England/Wales Death index 1989-2019 on Ancestry.
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 18:53 BST (UK) »
"I usually try to double check by doing an obit search and a probate search. Not always successful but at least itís a second verifiable source."

In this case, it's not a case of not knowing the correct date. I do know it, it's a case of wrongly interpreted data.

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Re: England/Wales Death index 1989-2019 on Ancestry.
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 19:55 BST (UK) »
My mother died on 8 July. Thanks to a PP I now understand why her DoD appears in this Index as 7 August.

Thank you. This is  certainly something to look out for.