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Only the modern death certificates gave place of birth and date.
Perhaps it started from the 1960's. I have just checked a 1969
certificate that gives date and place of birth
Those of the 1950's and earlier don't.
Marriage certificates are prone to errors. For example my fathers
first marriage gave his father's Christian name as Thomas when it
is George. His bride's father's name is Thomas
Like you say death certificate is more reliable than marriage
I have come across census records as giving a different place of
birth in different census years
On 03/02/2020 11:29 pm, Mike Tate
a Marriage or Death certificate gives better information
depends on a number of factors.
following refers to the UK.
early Marriage Certificates simply say of Full Age which
only tells you they are older than 21.
a Death Certificate or Burial record gives a specific Age at
Marriage Certificates do give the spouse’s Ages but no Place
a Death Certificate gives an actual Date and Place of Birth.
in my opinion a Death Certificate is usually better than a
a Census record for a child usually gives an accurate Age
and Place of Birth.
I would say any marriage certificate would be
before death certificate. These would be more important
than census details which you can think of as being
supplementary to the certification.
This is the first message I have received via
the new system and would say it is better than the old one
On 3 Feb 2020, at 18:25, "David.potter5 via
I'm looking for advice on how to 'weight' birth sources
in degree of importance. Of course not all will/may
exist in my list below, and some will contain lesser
info that others. But I'm looking for a recommendation
on how to Rank the following types of Sources that
support the Birth of an Individual.
I have one order of importance in mind: Birth Certifcate
(if exists), Baptism, Death Certicate (if exists),
Burial, Census - 1939, Marriage Certificate (if exists)
Can I have your views please.