I have seen a birth certificate once and a death certificate of a young child where it said "deceased" with the name of the father (1880's, 1890's England). Would that be an exception, or would it be usual?
I have a certificate of a birth in september 1896, that wasn't registered by the mother until July 1897. She was often quite slow in registering births, but I hadn't seen one that late. The boy died sep qtr 1897, so I think birth and death were registered at the same time.
I'm trying to figure out if and when the father had died (can't find a death record at all). If he died between the birth and the death of this child, how big is the chance the death certificate would tell me?
The birth certificate just states name and occupation of father. Could I count on it that he was still alive at the time of birth at least?