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Wrong d.o.b. on birth certificate?

Wrong d.o.b. on birth certificate?

Posted: 4 Dec 2012 1:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Dec 2012 2:53PM GMT
My wife's aunt born in Rochford, Essex, in 1920 always celebrated her birthday on 1st April which both her sister and son can confirm yet we have just obtained her birth certificate which shows a date of birth of 18th April 1920. Is this a mistake by the Registrar? If so why was it not noticed by her mother or father who were both well educated and quite literate?

One indication that it may be an error is that the birth was registered on 22nd April by her mother. Is it likely that she would have taken a 10 mile trip to the registry office by public transport only 4 days after giving birth at home?

Has anyone else come across possible errors such as this?

Re: Wrong d.o.b. on birth certificate?

Posted: 4 Dec 2012 2:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
It would help to say where in the world your aunt's birth was registered.

Re: Wrong d.o.b. on birth certificate?

Posted: 4 Dec 2012 2:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Well I did navigate to England>General before posting so I assumed that was where the post would appear but maybe not. Anyway it's England

Re: Wrong d.o.b. on birth certificate?

Posted: 4 Dec 2012 3:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Dec 2012 3:04PM GMT
In order for a post to be on topic on a location board, reference to that location must be made in the post. Since your initial post contained no location info, the post was moved to this board where it is more appropriate anyway. :-)
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