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Significance of name in brackets on birth certificate?

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Re: Significance of name in brackets on birth certificate?

Posted: 25 Nov 2013 10:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi - in Ontario (Canada) in present day, the brackets on a birth/marriage/death registration indicate information entered in error or information to be ignored. So, basically the brackets indicate (Ignore this). Somethin bracketed usually is followed by a correction. "(Niel) Neil" on my birth registration would indicate a missplelling (to be ignored) and the correction.

I do not know if it was the same in England in the 19th century.
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