Church records vs GRO

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  1. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Once again a query over a Baptism year. After recording a marriage I looked up the birth/baptism of the male spouse.
    Tracey Charles King b.19 Sept. 1898
    Baptism Date: 25 Sep 1898
    Baptism Place: Plumstead St Margaret, Greenwich, England
    Pts:Richard King + Elizabeth King.
    meanwhile back at the GRO.....
    KING, TRACEY CHARLES x ELLIOTT Order
    GRO Reference: 1897 D Quarter in WOOLWICH Volume 01D Page 1298.
    .................
    Query, when recording in F History files & software, does one put the obvious birth date as in GRO & mention in notes the later date of Baptism & recorded birth date, a slip anyone can make.

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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    I list the birth as in the GRO, with a note as "alt date" from "source". I also record the baptism (note different location) as a separate event, and might again note the difference in birth year from the GRO record.

    Is that what you mean?
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Yes thanks Barb, Just exactly what I mean & meant to do. I saw the lass above as born in 1898 actually was so born, possibly it helped with incorrect birth for Tracy Charles.
     
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