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Is it possible that the GRO index has errors?!


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Hi all,

I have a newbie question!

I'm trying to research my great-grandfather George James Woods who married a Julia Finn. They had a child in 1905 so I assuming they must have been married at the time.
I've used FreeBMD to search for their marriage between 1890 and 1905 and the only possible entry that shows up is for a George John Woods who married a Julia Finn in June 1902 in Croydon (where the child was born)
Could this be what I'm looking for or just a coincidence a man with a different middle name married someone else called Julia Finn?! :confused:
I am quite willing to order the marriage certificate but I'm not going to be able to verify anything by looking at it am I?
Would I have to do further research from this certificate (such as death certs) to try and verify it? :eek:
Thanks in advance for any advice!!


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