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  1. #11
    Lol Lin, you were fastest finger first, this time!

    I have just had a thort! Did you by any chance use the GRO reference when you ordered the cert? If so, that is useless to the local Register Office who use their own reference numbers, nothing to do with the GRO.

    OC

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    In answer to questions....
    No death cert.
    Different page and vol.
    The references are relevant to the local authority.
    It's as though the 'surviving' person has two birth registrations.
    Different first names but same date, place and mother's maiden name.
    He also says he was the only person to have been born by caesarean section when all other siblings were natural births (complications?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lin Fisher View Post
    If he was a twin I think the time he was born would be on his birth cert so they know who is the eldest.
    I only recently ordered my brother birth cert as his was worn out....long story but he is in US....so I ordered to send to pensions people for him...save it going back and forth.

    and I have only just checked that his has the time on it...he is a twin...I never knew - makes sense.
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    is he the first born? I notice....as I have just checked...my son is registered twice. Same birth date

    The reason - I got married (to his father) after his birth and we were advised to re-register with married name.

    so the registration is 18 months apart and 150 miles apart....that will blow my sons mind if checked, he knows, so no secret, but he won't remember
    Carolyn
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    Researching:Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon
    Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
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    I know of two sisters who married two brothers, so the birth registrations of both sets of children have the same surname and also mother's maiden name. As both couples lived in the same place for a few years, they would all have come under the same registration district too.However, that scenario wouldn't lead to the situation where a birth certificate can't be found.

    If you found the birth registration record on Ancestry, what data set was it in? There could have been a transcription error. Depending on how recent the birth was, I would look on both the GRO site and also Freereg and see what numbers are given and whether or not they correspond, and also spellings of names and places.

    Jay
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    Genealogists never die - they just swap places in the family tree

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    Can you maybe pm the details to one of us, see what can be found.

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    Another possibility is that the first names were changed. I believe you have a year (?) to do this, although it wouldn't generate a new registration.

    What year are we talking about?

    OC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olde Crone Holden View Post
    Another possibility is that the first names were changed. I believe you have a year (?) to do this, although it wouldn't generate a new registration.

    What year are we talking about?

    OC
    I think it would show with new reg dates as my son has - same date of birth, I am pretty sure the first one is then replaced so you can't see it.
    Last edited by cbcarolyn; 12-02-20 at 00:11.
    Carolyn
    http://www.familytree.chatandthat.co.uk/home/

    Researching:Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon
    Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
    Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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    Cbcarolyn

    You didn't change your son's first names though, did you? In your case, the first certificate will becross referenced to the later one, with a note in the index "see Dec 93 " or whatever.

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    no didn't change his name, but on the face of it on the register it looks like I have registered him twice (2 years apart) just from Ancestry, all very odd the way it is showing. so presumably I could have changed his name and it would look similar?

    On Ancestry as it is only 25 years ago you can't see the image of the index.
    Carolyn
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    Researching:Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon
    Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
    Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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