RE: [Dyfed] Help with birth certificate ,info needed regarding a deceased father.Thankyou
to all of you who have offered to help me !
what a wonderful group
If i can offer help to any one , i have a lot of knowledge on searching in British
and in many other provinces. just drop me a email.
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From: brian swann
To: 'Pam Hendy' ; DYFED(a)rootsweb.com
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 11:06 PM
Subject: RE: [Dyfed] Help with birth certificate ,info needed regarding a deceased
I am not certain if your Question can be answered without getting more specifically into
dates and exactly what you have seen.
Certainly the father of a bride being recorded as "deceased" on her marriage
certificate is very common.
My normal experience with only the mother's name appearing on a birth certificate is
that the child is illegitimate.
However, I cannot think of a practical example from my own experience of a husband dying
before the birth of a child, i.e. the child was born posthumously. My instinct says that
the father's name should be recorded - after all both the mother and the family would
have known who the legitimate father was. Perhaps someone else may comment on this
Alternatively, an enquiry to the Register Office at Haverfordwest should elicit an
answer as to what the practice would have been around this time-period. I would think it
is the sort of practical situation that Registrars would be trained to handle with a
degree of sympathy - even back in 1900.
Happy to discuss specific details 1-2-1 with you if it will help, if we need to get into
Trust this helps
Brian Picton Swann
From: dyfed-bounces(a)rootsweb.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Pam
Sent: 25 November 2007 06:30
Subject: [Dyfed] Help with birth certificate ,info needed regarding a deceased father.
I live in Canada and have never done any research in Wales, but have in other parts of
England my Questions is this about census records.
In the 1901 census it names the mother as a widow and both her children are going by her
married name, but on the birth certificate in 1900 for my friend's grandmother under
father it is blank.
My Question is this could that mean her grandmother was born out of wedlock or would
they have left the father's name out if he was deceased?
As I have acquired the marriage cert. for my friend's grandmother and it has her
father's name and it says he is deceased. Does anyone have an explanation for this.
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