Twins recorded with girl's DOB listed same DAY but 2 yrs. earlier as her brother Do I correct the year?
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UK, England, Lancashire—Nonconformist Church Records, 1647–1996 [Part B][MSL6-2DW]
The recorder recorded both births at the same time even though they did not occur at the same time. When he recorded them he recorded them in reverse order. That appears to be the only mistake made. Please index the information as you see it. We do not need to correct any information. If a researcher determines there was an actual mistake made then they can make any needed corrections themselves. We index what we see unless the instructions say to do otherwise.
If you look at the 2nd entry for Grace, and the 3rd entry is for her brother William. The date on Grace's was showing Dec, which would have been AFTER the recorder's entry date. However, I recorded it as it was written. Then I noticed that William was the brother, and also born on Dec. 16, but 1804, which made sense! So my dilemma is, do I leave Grace's date of birth as 1806, or change it it Dec 1804?
@karendenisemckinney1 I see the recording/registration date is the same - June 16, 1806. But the birth dates are different - Oct. 16, 1806 and Dec 6, 1804 - so they do not appear to be twins. In this case I do think there is an error for Grace's birth but I would recommend leaving indexed as written. We don't know exactly what the error is - but it appears that Grace's birth year is incorrect - perhaps it was 1805 and the registrar entered it as 1806.