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wrong birth year?

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Rebekah Report 17 Jun 2013 12:59

I have today received a birth certificate and the person filling it out has put 23 4 1945 then crossed it out and put 23 4 1939. On the top in the bit that is typed it has 1945. The birth was registered on 1 6 1945 I am confused as to how someone can get a difference of 6 years and how do I know which is the right birth date?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Jun 2013 13:04

sounds as if it may have been a very late registration or its an amendment to the previous birth entry.

What year did you find the entry under ?

If the person later married then you can check their age on the marriage cert


Rebekah Report 17 Jun 2013 13:08

I found the entry under 1939 apr Henley v3a pj'45 and 1945 apr Henley v3a p2416. I ordered the 1945 certificate as it did not recognise the details I entered for the 1939 one


Reggie Report 17 Jun 2013 13:10

The most likely explanation is that the parents married between 1939 and 1945

Look for marriage info...................


Rebekah Report 17 Jun 2013 13:12

Parents married 09 07 1942. I never thought that may have something to do with it


Reggie Report 17 Jun 2013 13:13

Name omitted.....................

Births Jun 1939 (>99%)
3A see J'45............obviously re-registered


Reggie Report 17 Jun 2013 13:14

Parents married 1942...........QED

Re-registered to legitimize the child


Rebekah Report 17 Jun 2013 13:15

Many thanks for your help.

Thats one more problem solved. :-)