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    1. [ENG-NORTH-YORKS] Missing records?
    2. Ailsa's Email
    3. Hello, Can some knowledgable person tell me if they have heard of any civil registrations that have been lost between the office of registration and the central depository, please? Maybe because of fire or flood or just becoming lost. For several years I have looked for a death and marriage 1890-1895 and come up with a blank. It's in the West Riding (Dewsbury) not the North, but I thought that someone might know. Here's hoping. Ailsa Hamilton New Zealand

    11/04/2019 11:01:03
    1. [ENG-NORTH-YORKS] Re: Missing records?
    2. Nivard Ovington
    3. Hi Ailsa There are indeed missing records but at all levels and for a variety of reasons The main reason is humans were involved and humans make mistakes The local offices had to report all events they had recorded on a quarterly basis, and in the process some were missed, mixed up or mistranscribed etc Likewise mistakes were made at the GRO So if an event cannot be found its wise to check the local offices records (which may be a different office to the one it was registered at as many changes have occurred in the system over time) There are an increasing number of local offices who have produced or made available their own indexes, its worth checking on UKBMD https://www.ukbmd.org.uk/ In my early research I had wrongly assumed my g.g.grandparents hadn't married as it does not appear in the GRO indexes, but a lot later I checked with the local office (Guisborough in this case) and lo and behold there their marriage was I found quite a few missing events from the same office at the time There are of course other reasons your event cannot be located Why not post the details and let us check it for you ? Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK) On 05/11/2019 06:01, Ailsa's Email wrote: > Hello, > > Can some knowledgable person tell me if they have heard of any civil > registrations that have been lost between the office of registration and > the central depository, please? Maybe because of fire or flood or just > becoming lost. For several years I have looked for a death and marriage > 1890-1895 and come up with a blank. It's in the West Riding (Dewsbury) > not the North, but I thought that someone might know. > > Here's hoping. > > Ailsa > Hamilton > New Zealand

    11/05/2019 01:04:45