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Birth certificate anomaly

Discussion in 'Ask Peter' started by Andrea, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Andrea

    Andrea LostCousins Member

    I have just received a birth certificate for a relative born 9 October 1914. Her birth was not registered until 22 June 1928 - 14 years later. In the "when registered" column (column 8), the handwritten text reads "Twenty second June 1928 on the Authority of the Registrar General". I'm quite comfortable in understanding that his permission to register the birth after such a long period of time was required. What I do not understand is the typed notation I92, which appears (partly obliterated) under the word "Registrar". Can anyone explain what I92 refers to?

    Many thanks.
  2. PhilGee

    PhilGee LostCousins Member


    Cannot answer your direct question, but is this a "re-registration" for a change of name? This would have a forward reference of the type "See 1928/J" for the name in 1914 (or possibly 1915).

  3. Andrea

    Andrea LostCousins Member

    Thanks Phil - I think you may be correct as to change of name (or possibly mother's name). I'll buy the earlier certificate and see whether that clarifies things.

    Thanks again
  4. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Beware - if you try to order the earlier certificate they will send you the new one - that's one reason why they have a forward reference in the index. You would have to specifically request a copy of the original entry, and I imagine they will only be prepared to provide an uncertified copy.

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