What does this mean?

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  1. annabel

    annabel Puts the Heart into Hertfordshire

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    I just found a birth in 1902. It's hand written underneath the index, then it says "see M/44". What would that mean?
     
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    Probably that for some reason the birth wasn't registered until March qtr 1944. The person should appear in the index then as well, and the 1902 entry is a cross-reference to that.

    (Changing a registration, such as on adoption or where a child is legitimised by the later marriage of their parents, can also lead to footnotes etc, but I think in these cases there would be a normal entry in the index to begin with, rather than only a footnote.)
     
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