Mother’s maiden name in DataStore birth index for England and Wales

The General Register Office for England and Wales (GRO) recently released a completely new edition of their Index to Births and this time they’ve included the mother’s maiden name to each record. So no more wondering which certificate to order and no more wondering if you’ve found all their siblings!

In creating the new index from scratch many ‘missing’ entries have been found (131) but others that were ‘found’ are now ‘missing’ (107) – probably transcription errors. I’ve compared the old with the new Fleming entries (and all the other spellings) and combined the results in the DataStore Birth Index. Entries completely in UPPER CASE are from an alternate source eg parish register that I’ve still not found in the GRO index.

I’ve reported the errors and omissions but if you’re looking for a birth and don’t find it on the GRO web site, try the DataStore Birth Index and then use the GRO reporting feature.