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GRO indexes

Postby junkers » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:46 pm

Having just used the indexes I am unimpressed, I was looking for a death in 1945 in Liverpool (Liverpool South) but it was not until I entered the old index name of "Liverpool.S" that it appeared, come on GRO it's got to be better than that!.
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Re: GRO indexes

Postby Mick Loney » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:33 am

Whilst I totally agree that their search criteria is rubbish, what you can do in your case is to leave the RD out completely, and just use the area code. Whilst this a pretty broad search criteria, it is better than searching the whole Country. For example, when I search for someone from Tower Hamlets (covered by Stepney, Poplar, Bethnal Green RD’s etc, I use code 1c rather than guess the RD.
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Re: GRO indexes

Postby carobradford » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:56 pm

I use FreeBMD in conjunction with the GRO index. Find the likely entries on the former (which has a suberbly adaptable search facility) then cross check them with the latter.
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