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Volume and Page no. on Indexes

Volume and Page no. on Indexes

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 1:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, I'm a beginner when it comes to familty trees.

I looking at an entry in the FreeBMD marriage index that says Vo. 8c Page 507. I have just been to my local registar (Boloton) but they say they dont use that method of locating records, and on this particular year they have no record (in their index) of the marriage certificate I am looking for.

If the record has a page number then where does this page number relate to?

Re: Volume and Page no. on Indexes

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 2:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Vol and Page reference is used at the General Registration Office which has the records for the whole of England and Wales, and as you have discovered this has no relevance at the local Registry Offices.

As to why the local office has no records I can make a few suggestions, but first I have to ask the dumb question; this was the office LOCAL to the event?

If the marriage took place local to one of the sub registration offices AND that office has been transferred to another district then the records will be with the current district. This happens a lot, and you could check http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/ which has all the info.
There is always the possibility that transcription errors are involved, did you check the IMAGE when you found the BMD index entry?
Regards Rob
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