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RE: Reference numbers in death registers.

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Reggie

Reggie Report 10 Apr 2013 17:39

Ask the GRO.....they're the experts

greyghost

greyghost Report 10 Apr 2013 17:27

It appears to be yet another progression in the way events were recorded over the years. Below all relate to Portsmouth RD, over the years, with different info recorded. Age at death gives way to DOB. Quarter to month. Volume and page no have Reg no added and then the format to which you refer.
I'm sure someone will be able to give a more precise answer as to the why's and wherefores

Registration district: Portsmouth
County: Hampshire
Year of registration: 1954
Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Age at death: 53
Volume no: 6B
Page no: 325

Registration district: Portsmouth
County: Hampshire
Year of registration: 1983
Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Date of birth: 30 April 1914
Volume no: 20
Page no: 0862

Registration district: Portsmouth
County: Hampshire
Year of registration: 1984
Month of registration: April
Date of birth: 28 August 1921
Volume no: 20
Page no: 895
Reg no: 484

Registration district: Portsmouth
County: Hampshire
Year of registration: 1993
Month of registration: November
Date of birth: 16 February 1923
District no: 4971D
Reg no: D46A
Ent no: 188
DOR: 1193

jax

jax Report 10 Apr 2013 15:32

That was FMP but it is on here aswell

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 10 Apr 2013 15:20

Where did you find that Jax? I can't seem to find it!
Jan

jax

jax Report 10 Apr 2013 14:23

Civil registration event: DeathWhy can't I view an original image? [?]
Name: DALTON, John Austin
Registration district: [?] Halton
County: Cheshire
Year of registration: 2006
Month of registration: May
Date of Birth:11 October 1952

District no: 3431A
Reg no: 80A
Ent no: 270
DOR: 506

Horrace

Horrace Report 10 Apr 2013 14:06

An old friend and colleague: John A. Dalton, died May 2006. Ref: 3431A 80A

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 10 Apr 2013 13:56

Horrace

Please would you post the name and year that you are looking at?
I will take a look at it in context.

Gwyn

Horrace

Horrace Report 10 Apr 2013 13:35

Hi brummiejan,

The Ref. No. in GR for a particular person's death is: 3431A 80A.

This seems a strange reference format from most of the others. What do the 'A's mean in this context?

It's possible that they just mean an additional book, or page, or both!

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 10 Apr 2013 12:16

Horrace, can you put the entry on here so people can have a look?
If nobody can answer your query, you might try asking at the local register office.
Jan

Horrace

Horrace Report 10 Apr 2013 12:04

Can anyone enlighten me as to what the letter (suffix) 'A' means in death records please? Does it have any particular meaning, or is it just page related; say, as an additional page or entry?