I'm doing some genealogy research on my family and I came across some Birth Certificates for someone in my family and I wanted to ask some questions about them.
There is one birth certificate for this person dated about two weeks after the birth. The date signed is about a week after the birth and the the date received by the local Reg. is the day after that.
I found a second birth certificatefor the same person dated about four months after the birth datewith "date signed" and "date received by local reg." about four months after the birth dateas well. Different dates than the first one.
Would it be usual to have different dates for these on different copies?
Also the attendants are different people on the different copies although I think both weredoctors in the town. Both certificates say 1 attendant but have different names and signatures for that one.
Would different copies list different attendants?
The second certificate has a number over the line that says "child" and the first one does not have a number there.
One thing I noticed is the second certificate has a 1-N and a three digit number on the "parents" line. The last number is a one.
The first certificateis very faint with the 1-n and a three digit number but it looks like the last two are zeros which are not the numbers in the second certificate.
Would this mean anything if they were different numbers on the Parents line?
The whole thing looks very sloppy with them mistaking a G for a six and an eight for a nine on the birth number so it may be typos in some areas.
Would any of these things question the validity of the information on the birth certificates? Is this normal for Birth Certificates to be this way?