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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Re: Time of birth stated on birth certificates
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 21:38:22 +0000
>In the early years of registration, some registrars put the time on
>certificates as a matter of course, even if it was a single birth.
>I was in exactly the same position as you - my gg grandad's birth cert. had
>a time of birth, but I hadn't found another child of the same age, so I
>phoned the register office, explained the situation & a very helpful young
>man took my number & called me back to say he'd had a look & there hadn't
>been a multiple birth. The registrar was just very thorough !
Works in 1830s, even works sometimes in early 1840s. But by 1852 (was
it) things had noprmally been sorted out
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society
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