every little helps

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  1. Eve

    Eve Well-Known Member

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    Don't you just love it when the keeper of Baptism Parish registers takes it upon themselves to add an extra column for date of a child's birth. Why couldn't the form designer be so forward thinking ?:)
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Sooooo helpful! As are margin notes. ;)
     
  3. Findem

    Findem The Fearless One

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    The family of William and Sarah Warner in the early 1700s at Loughton in Essex had their births recorded and as you intimated it does help.

    I've noted that in Ancestry's Essex Parish Register Index the info is more often sparse but then it is an index after all, where I can, I check the entries out in FreeReg where there often is additional info, if only FreeReg covered more of Essex. :D

    I totally agree with you Jan about the notes, how often would it have helped with burials if the entry identified the relationship of the deceased to someone.
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Particularly when said clerk rambles about who might be the father - they're the best.
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Or casually mentions that the 'purported' father was deported over a year ago :rolleyes:
     
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    To my delight I found that the GRO are still doing it today.
    I received an overseas consular marriage cert yesterday (France 1896)
    I ordered it in the hope that I would find out where my English gamekeeper was living. His address was given on the cert as FOURTINAILLES par Nangis.
    The GRO added a note on the copy application which made it obvious that it should read Fontenailles.
    Thankyou GRO- exactly what i needed to know!
     
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    Saw a very telling margin note in 1885 Acton (Middlesex) baptism register.
    "Not for magazine" next to an illegitimate baptism.
    Presumably not suitable for the parish magazine!
     
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