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21-05-2020, 12:11   #1
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"N/R" on Birth cert

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I have come across a birth cert with "N/R" specified after the first name.



Any idea what this means?
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21-05-2020, 12:16   #2
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Not Recorded. No name basically; either the child hadn't been named yet or died very shortly after birth before one could be given.
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Not Recorded. No name basically; either the child hadn't been named yet or died very shortly after birth before one could be given.

Thanks :-( It seems to be a sad story.



Interestingly, a first name is actually given. However, the 'N/R' appears directly after it. Also, no image available on Irish Genealogy. I will request a transcript to see exactly how it is written.
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First name may have been recorded after the fact
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Also, no image available on Irish Genealogy.
If you want to post details I can try finding it for you.

Often when they say no image available you can find the image by searching for someone else on the same page.

Sam Beckett's birth record is a case in point.
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It's also possible that the birth was registered in a later year, which means they can't show that page yet.
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It's also possible that the birth was registered in a later year, which means they can't show that page yet.

That seems to be the case. Born in September and registered June the year after. After doing a bit more digging, it seems that the N/R [Not Recorded] is related to the father rather than the actual name. And that fits in with the whole story too.



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If you want to post details I can try finding it for you.

Often when they say no image available you can find the image by searching for someone else on the same page.

Sam Beckett's birth record is a case in point.
Wondering if you could possibly do this for someone I am interested in?
This is the record .
It would be great to be able to get the image. Thanks!
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I'm not sure I can do anything for that one srmf as I usually rely on the civil indexes at Family Search which only run to 1958 when trying to find records with missing images but I'll have a go.

Is there any particular information you want from the death record?
Would a newspaper death notice be any good to you instead?
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I'm not sure I can do anything for that one srmf as I usually rely on the civil indexes at Family Search which only run to 1958 when trying to find records with missing images but I'll have a go.

Is there any particular information you want from the death record?
Would a newspaper death notice be any good to you instead?
That's no problem at all. He's an ancestor so was just curious to see what the cause of death was recorded as. It's really not important but just another case of being so close to getting easy access to a record only for it to be unavailable. I do have some death notices for him. Thanks for taking the time to reply.
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If you search Irish Genealogy for all deaths in Castlerea in 1968 there are only 171 of them and they all have dated transcripts so you coul click on every death record after Sep 29th on the off chance your one appears on one of the images.

However, it could just be that the death was recorded a year or two later and thus is outside the current scope of the site.
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Have you tried emailing them about it?

It's likely a case of late registration, but in theory, they should be able to extract just that line and send it to you.

Certainly worth the experiment.
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