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Double birth entries

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Re: Double birth entries

Posted: 25 Nov 2013 4:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Nov 2013 5:43AM GMT
From 1 April 1969 the format of birth certificates changed a fair bit. It was at this point that the forename(s) *and surname* of the child were first entered on the certificate itself. Prior to that, only the forename appears in the Name column, and the surname which is shown in the index was inferred from the father's name (or mother's where illegitimate). Where there was ambiguity about the surname - for instance if a putative father's details were entered on the certificate, or the mother was using more than one name - two index entries would be created, even though it was a single registration and a single certificate.

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wayne16436 17 Sep 2013 8:46PM GMT 
carobradford 17 Sep 2013 8:57PM GMT 
wayne16436 18 Sep 2013 8:42PM GMT 
infosending1 24 Nov 2013 11:45PM GMT 
carobradford 25 Nov 2013 11:44AM GMT 
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