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Birth Records Accuracy ?

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 22 Jun 2013 22:07

If you want to click on my name and send me the details, I will have a look for you. Best not to post them on here.


Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 22 Jun 2013 21:38

I would have thought that the child should have been registered in her mother's then surname ( ie. married surname ) as she was still Mrs ( whatever) regardless of who was really the father.

Maybe the birth was far from the expected home area, either because it was wartime or to avoid wagging tongues.



Angela Report 22 Jun 2013 21:13

This child was a war baby from a dalliance whilst the husband was at war. A family member adopted her. I think that she was born at a private nursing home but surely the Birth record couldn't be falsely registered ?


mgnv Report 22 Jun 2013 20:54

If you're looking on FreeBMD then there are 3 quarters that are not essentially completely transcribed thru 1942, namely:

Births Jun 1940 (64%) **************
Births Sep 1940 (0%) **************
Births Dec 1940 (0%) **************

Just rechecked - FreeBMD was updated overnight - completion %-ages now are:

Births Jun 1940 (67%) **************
Births Sep 1940 (0%) **************
Births Dec 1940 (27%) **************

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 22 Jun 2013 20:16

Was she actually named ?
Could she be 'Female' then surname ?

Some on my tree were registered in one given name, then baptised with different ones......


Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 22 Jun 2013 20:14

Adoption records are just that and have no direct link to GRO birth records.

If there is an adoption of an older child, it is sometimes possible to guess at a birth record if the names are very unusual, but that is what it is, - a guess.

Re registrations of birth ( eg. due to parents marrying ) will appear in the usual GRO list, often with a link code referring back to the original birth registration.


GenealogyResearchAssistance Report 22 Jun 2013 20:12

Could she be mistranscribed or she may of been missed when the returns were sent to the GRO so you could try the registry office where the birth would of been registered

Edited to add more information


Angela Report 22 Jun 2013 20:09

I have looked under the birth mothers married name & maiden name & also tried looking for her under her adoptive mothers name. I am puzzled


DazedConfused Report 22 Jun 2013 20:07

Are not adoption birth cert. & re-regs under new names kept in a different record set from the ordinary BMDs?


Porkie_Pie Report 22 Jun 2013 19:21

If she was adopted then are you looking under her birth name? adopted names are not on the birth index,

also you have 6 weeks to register a birth so someone born example, Nov 1930 may not have been registered until march quarter 1931



Angela Report 22 Jun 2013 19:12

I have made a search for a relative but cannot find her birth Record. I know she was adopted circa 1941 & I know her DOB. I can find her marriage records & her death records but no Birth record shows up accurately. I can see a record with the same christian name & initial but the surname is wrong & the mothers maiden name is wrong too.