Finding Fleming births in Liverpool, England 1837-1906

Now that the General Register Office (GRO) has added the mother’s maiden name to their civil births index and the Liverpool, England Catholic Baptisms 1837 – 1906 on Ancestry also includes the mother’s maiden name, I decided to compare them….

Almost half the Fleming babies baptised 1837 – 1879 in Liverpool weren’t registered (see chart). Even after 1875 when registration became compulsory many are still never registered.

The ‘missing’ baptisms (or births not found in the GRO civil index)  have all been added to the Fleming England and Wales Civil Birth Index in the DataStore. They are completely in UPPERCASE and marked Liverpool Registration District although some would have occurred in the West Derby and Toxteth Park districts. Read more