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Postby Devonjeff61 » Tue May 25, 2021 11:21 am

While researching a relative Sarah Matilda OAKLEY (in Army Overseas Births) who was born in 1864 in New Zealand (Father Sergeant 70th Foot)
the birth appears 3 times as below, some children 6 times! why ?? & if you want a birth certificate do you have to order all of them to find the right one?
seems very unlikely that 3 Sarah Matilda Oakleys where all born in the same year in the same Regiment etc
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Postby Hillhurst » Sun May 30, 2021 4:01 pm

As per the GRO website (see FAQ section):

"Regimental Birth Indexes – may show several index references for the same person. As a soldier moved from one regiment to another, he had to register himself
and his family each time for pay purposes.

If you find more than one index reference for same person, provide all references and we will produce the entry with the most information.

There is no index for Regimental Marriages or Deaths. However, for Regimental Marriages, if a regiment and a year can be supplied, a search can be
undertaken. If Royal Artillery, then a battalion or battery will be needed".
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