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From: "Hugh Wallis" <>
Subject: RE: [Lon] Page number on FreeBMD
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 21:32:43 -0400
As Eve says, it is a transcription. So, having found possible entries it can
be a good idea to try and see the original document - at least you have
found a good candidate for the right year and quarter. Many of the FreeBMD
pages are actually scanned and available on the internet through the FreeBMD
website although it can be a challenge figuring out the URL sometimes.
Alternatively you can try posting to the list asking someone to check the
film or fiche for you - having the right year and quarter makes this a
relatively easy task. Alternatively you can order the certificate through an
agent - one I use charges only an extre £0.50 to check the entry before
placing the order. Contact me off list if you want more details since I
shouldn't advertise on list!!
From: Eve McLaughlin [mailto:]
Sent: April 14, 2001 16:33
Subject: Re: [Lon] Page number on FreeBMD
In message <019801c0c4fe$4dc0eb80$>, trudie
>I have found a possible marriage of my Great Grandfather on the FreeBMD.
>However, the page number for the Bride is different then for the Groom. Is
>this right, are they registered on 2 pages, one for the bride and one for
>the groom or did I not find a match.
No - prima facie, you must have the wrong entry. The reference data must
However, as free BMD is a transcription, it is possible for a number
to have been misread. Frequently confusion exists betweem 6 and 6, or in
different writing, betweem 6 and 8. 4 and 7 can possibly be confused,
and either of them, if in poor ink, misread as 1. If the district of
marriage matches, then it would be possible to send in the request as
'(Place) 2c 125 OR 126 (entry unclear)'