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Do any of you use this when ordering certs? I never use it as the info you supply which you got from a census or baptism might not tally in a marriage or death cert. Ie if you know Joe Bloggs was baptised in February 1857 so of John Bloggs a carpenter and you find John died in 1862 and you send off for the cert stating that he should be a carpenter the cert might say Timber Yard Worker and you will probably not get the cert but get your partial refund.

And if you state that a birth cert should say the father is Thomas, then the cert might just say Thos and you may not get the cert. I always send off for the cert for £7 as the cert could easily be the right one, just slightly different descriptions of occupation or name.

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