I’ve written a number of blog posts about James Thomas Irvine Moar, the invalided man who taught himself to knit.
They replied fairly quickly to let me know that the correction had been accepted, but that it would be a number of months before the amendment would appear in ScotlandsPeople for everyone to see.
This week I was back in Edinburgh at the ScotlandsPeople Centre where you can view all the records (and purchase and download any that you wish to keep a copy of), so I looked up the Death record that I had previously found. And there it was, the marker to note that a correction to this record exists in the Register for Corrected Entries (RCE). The system I was using to view the record in the ScotlandsPeople Centre also provides a link to the RCE, so I clicked on it and there were my corrections.
Before we can correct an entry in the Registers, we must establish that an error has been made & therefore ask to see some form of documentary evidence.
Before we can correct/insert a person’s parentage on a death entry we would require to see their statutory birth entry.
As we have James Moar’s statutory birth entry I can add the parents’ particulars no problem & also insert James Moar’s middle names (Thomas Irvine).
|REGISTER OF CORRECTIONS ETC.||R.C.E. 118/2014/13|
|Registration District of Shetland Islands|
|Register of Deaths District of Lerwick||( 5/1 ) Year 1919 Entry No. 132|
|James Moar –||Correction of name in column 1
Insertion of parents’ particulars in column 5
Annotation of the entry
Annotate the margin of the above-noted entry as follows:- R.C.E. 118/2014/13
Issue of extracts, special-purpose certificates and, where applicable, abbreviated certificates of the entry
It was great to see James now properly recorded for posterity, only 100 years late!