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04-10-2006, 12:13 PM
Hi to everyone, Long time since I have had time to post any messages. I have a query on a birth cert that I have. It is the birth cert of my GG Grandfather, I noticed that where it says when and where born it has the date of 29th Dec 1849, nothing odd about that I hear you say. But where it says "when registered" it has the date of 31st Dec 1849. My question is surely you would'nt be able to register a birth on New years eve or would you ? Many thanks for taking the time to read this. Lizz in not so sunny New Zealand.
04-10-2006, 12:21 PM
No idea what the situation is for registry offices, but in the UK, New Years Eve is not a holiday. Many places shut early, but 31st December is a "normal" working day.
04-10-2006, 12:32 PM
I don't believe even New Years Day would have been a holiday in England in 1849!
04-10-2006, 9:49 PM
Thanks for those replies. We learn something new everyday. I just thought it was always a holiday. Lizz.
04-10-2006, 11:39 PM
New Years Day became a holiday in England in 1974.
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