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Duration 60:00

Sex, lies and civil registration

When you have been researching family history for even a short time, you will realise that the information shown on certificates is not always completely accurate! Sometimes this is the result of an honest mistake, or misinterpretation of the question; sometimes people are being ‘economical with the truth’; and sometimes they just tell outright lies. Why? The answer is usually to do with money or sex, and sometimes both.