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Birth index

Posted: 28 Jan 2012 9:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
does this make sense to anyone?
a birth in bristol registered on birth index as
Registration district : Bristol
inferred county :shopshire..??
this is no where nr bristol and is not a one off as is the same on all my name s sibblings??
any help on reading records would be fantastic!!
thank you

Re: Birth index

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 1:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
This looks like an error made by the compilers of the Ancestry indexes, as the county is not listed on the original GRO indexes and has been added supposedly to assist in searching for the entries on here. There are quite a few instances where it's wrong, but you can safely ignore it for your own purposes I should think. If you're concerned that others may find it misleading, you could contact Ancestry to try and get them to amend it.

Christine

Re: Birth index

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 12:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
do you think there is a slight chance it is on there because it has some value? to cut a long story short,their are births in stafford with same surname and same mothers maiden name..stafford and shopshire are near to each other?or am i grasping at straws??

Re: Birth index

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 2:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm afraid the only value the inferred county has is to assist in the search function on Ancestry, and of course it only really helps if they've got it right.

The best thing to do is to look at the actual image, which doesn't have a county on it at all, just the registration district.

If you could do with some help with your research, you could post a specific query on the appropriate surname/location/topic board and I'm sure you'll get a response. :-)

Christine

Re: Birth index

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 10:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
I would support the suggestion that you ignore it - these "inferred" counties seem to be figments of the transcriber's imagination - I have actually seen on entry where the "inferred county" was Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey. Make of that what you will. As said you can always look at the original image. Good luck.
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