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From: "lesley chaney" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Transcription errors
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 09:51:52 +0100
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <00a401c366db$ab78d680$6400a8c0@DI640> <004a01c368dc$fd2d3cc0$707c2750@diane>
I should check the entry first, if I were you, on a (film of) the original
index. It is possible that when the indexes were drawn up, they couldn't
decide on the correct spelling so entered it under both. This happens
regularly. FreeBMD transcribe exactly what they see so if the name appears
under both spellings in the indexes, that is what the volunteers will
It is unlikely to be a FreeBMD error simply because all the surnames are in
strict alphabetical order on the indexes so CAUDLIN will not appear with the
CAN... surnames and cannot therefore be mistaken.
Only if you have checked and are certain it is a FreeBMD error should you
report it, and their web page will tell you how.
Lesley in East Leics
----- Original Message -----
From: Diane Wynne <>
In freebmd I found:
Births Dec 1877
CANDLIN Alice St.Olave 1d 226
CAUDLIN Alice St Olave Bermondsey 1d 226
Alice has obviously been entered twice for the double keying check - the
surname is quite uncommon. I know the entry should read CANDLIN Alice (she
was a great aunt).
Should one notify freebmd of know errors and if so how?
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