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Offline Talacharn

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Same birth registration/record two different surnames
« on: Saturday 20 February 21 14:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I have come across three births, all with two different surnames.
The reference details are identical including the mmn and Christian name; but there are different surnames A and B. It is known, the mother divorced from her husband A. It is also known, she then lived with B, who is the other surname. A daughter recently ordered her birth certificate relating to B, as that is who she believed her father was. If I ordered the A version, would I receive the same information, with As name instead?
I have contacted the GRO, but while waiting, I thought I would ask here.
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Re: Same birth registration/record two different surnames
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 20 February 21 14:39 GMT (UK) »
A birth to unmarried parents (if both are named on the entry) will appear in the index twice, once under each parent's surname. If the mother was using surname A and the father was surname B then it will appear under A and B.

If you order under the other name you would just get another copy of the same entry.

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Re: Same birth registration/record two different surnames
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 20 February 21 15:01 GMT (UK) »
Thanks. I was baffled by it and the one who bought the certificate concerned. Your explanation fits their situation.