Re: Index to Parish Registers
Posted by Margaret Wooding on 20/11/2019, 11:22 pm, in reply to "Index to Parish Registers"
Good advice. I have reported many errors which have usually been promptly amended. However, in 2011 I spent a whole year, exchanged 12 emails and 2 telephone calls with findmypast trying to get the death district of my husband's parents corrected, with no success, and they remain wrong to this day. |
They died in the district of Richmond, Yorkshire, and were recorded at the Registry Office there - I was present. However this entry appears on findmypast as taking place at Richmond upon Thames, Surrey. I even explained that the first part of the code number differentiates between the districts but they then asked me for proof of this!! I think at this point I gave up.
The deaths were 3 years apart so there must be hundreds of incorrect entries and I wonder how many people have been misled into looking in completely the wrong county.