GRO- mmn

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  1. Brentor boy

    Brentor boy Well-Known Member

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    If Mr Thompson married Miss Thompson, is it possible that an entry on GRO Index for the birth of their child would not show mmn?
     
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    Not sure about that, I think it would still show her MN but I have seen quite a few entries where mmn is blank even though I know they were married before the child arrived. No idea why though.
     
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    It should show the mother's maiden name as Thompson.
     
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    If before 1911 mother's name not shown.
     
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    Yes. It should show both names as being the same. I have quite a few same name marriages.

    Blackmogs, I have an incidence of that - the child wasn't the new husband's. Presumably common knowledge at the time.
     
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    DB thanks for that. I have never used the GRO website for checking before. I usually use Ancestry, or FreeBMD. I know which one I will be using now :)
     
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    It's very handy for checking the age at death as well. ;)
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    The GRO however is only 'human' [operated] :) they make errors & omit records. At times FreeBMD will have a record not found on GRO. I have been able to submit a few of these which GRO kindly check & add.
    Then you have the wrongly registered names which only come to light in later years. Whose fault? - one wonders- at times it is the person who registers the event, other times maybe a tired clergy person.

    My main frustration now is they do not give Mmn after a certain date. Late years.
     
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    I've also had cases of someone dying aged 14 when in fact they were 14 month. So I'm afraid like the 1939 register sometimes the dates and ages can be out a bit.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I wrote a fascinating reply here, but it was probably my imagination.
     
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    Thanks, everyone, for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
    Once again it seems down to a matter of human (in)efficiency - which was my original thought.
     
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    One of my missing "Smiths" had no MMN on the GRO website even though they were the 5th of 13 children. When I received the PDF it was obvious why no MMN was listed there was a large blob of ink covering that part of the entry. Having seen that it was the right person I ordered a cert from local registrar office which showed the MMN.
     

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