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From: "Simon Atkin" <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Data not showing in RM Explorer
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 16:23:21 -0000


It's a UK thing. All births, marriages and deaths are recorded by local
Register Offices. They send details of these BMD events to the general
Register Office (GRO) who compile national indexes. These indexes are
organised by event and quarter year. So for all births occurring in
Jan, Feb or Mar of a year there is a birth register, referred to as the
March quarter. Similarly Apr, May and Jun are in the June quarter. The
same goes for Sep and Dec quarters.

The GRO public search rooms hold all the indexes from England and Wales,
at least one printed volume per event per quarter per year from 1837

Hope this explains it a bit.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Alfred Eller
Sent: 31 October 2006 15:41
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Data not showing in RM Explorer

This is the first time I have noticed anyone using anything like JunQ
1906 as a date.
But, I have only been frequenting this and the Family Origins lists for
about seven years.
I have seen a few posts where people wanted to use the 2nd qtr 1906 or
something like that, but June quarter?

I would suggest that you use something like:
3. About - Near a date (ex. about 1 Jan 1900)

5. Between - A date which is between two dates (ex. between 1 Jan
and 5 Jan 1900)

Alfred D. Eller

Derek CROMPTON wrote:
> To Alfred and Margaret
> Thanks. All the problem dates are where I have recorded (say) JunQ
1906. I
> have a lot of entries where I only know the Registration quarter, to
get the
> actual dates would involve buying lots of certificates. So dates such
> JunQ 1906 record everywhere except in RM Explorer.
> Experimenting with alternatives and examining Date Formats I cannot
find a
> solution.
> Obviously I can get RM Explorer to record a year but only at the cost
> sacrificing the, more accurate, registration quarter.
> Grateful for any suggestions.
> Derek Crompton

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