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Problem with Ancestry record
« on: Sunday 02 May 21 11:20 BST (UK) »
I am trying to locate a burial for my relative John DANIEL(S), who died on22 Dec 1902 in Hackney. Not having any luck, I attempted to find a burial for his wife Gertrude Elizabeth, who died shortly after him on 21 Feb 1903.

A search on Ancestry using England and Scotland Select Cemetery Registers 1800-2016 revealed a burial for her in Chingford Mount Cemetery on 26 Feb 1903 in Section G10, Grave 61777 and internment 61866. The transcript gives very little detail than that quoted above, so I wanted to find an image.

As it happens the same England and Scotland Select Cemetery Registers 1800-2016 allows you to look at the actual registers, which are incredibly detailed. Trouble is when I look in these registers I can't locate the entry for Gertrude, nor an earlier one for John. Now John might well have been buried elsewhere, but surely Gertrude should be in the register?

I have looked at the entries for 26 Feb 1903 in the 1902-1903 register to no avail. Am I looking in the wrong place? Any suggestions or insights?

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Re: Problem with Ancestry record
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 02 May 21 11:27 BST (UK) »
Might be worth looking for a funeral notice in the newspapers in case that gives a location.

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Re: Problem with Ancestry record
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 02 May 21 11:35 BST (UK) »
I have tried the Newspaper section on FindMyPast, again to no avail.


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Re: Problem with Ancestry record
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 02 May 21 11:52 BST (UK) »
There are some pages missing from the online register.
image 127/272 Thursday 26th February 1903 is page 144
image 128/272 Friday 27th February 1903 is page 149

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Re: Problem with Ancestry record
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 02 May 21 12:20 BST (UK) »
Good spot, so presumably she is on the missing images assuming that there was any content on those pages.

Sadly, doesn't help with the search for John's burial, which I would have assumed was at the same place - if not the same grave - given the short time gap between their deaths.

I think I might write to Waltham Forst Council, who must hold the original registers.

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Re: Problem with Ancestry record
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 02 May 21 12:30 BST (UK) »
Pages 30 and 31 are also missing which cover 23 December.

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Re: Problem with Ancestry record
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 02 May 21 12:38 BST (UK) »
There are actually quite a few pages that have been missed.  They ARE there as you can see the page numbers showing through, they just haven't been included.

Debra  :)

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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 02 May 21 12:44 BST (UK) »
This is very annoying. As well as writing to Waltham Forest who I understand have the originals, I will also moan to Ancestry.

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Re: Problem with Ancestry record
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 02 May 21 12:58 BST (UK) »
I will also moan to Ancestry.

Good luck with that  ;D

Debra  :)