Talk:Vermont Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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The information in the death record for James Buckham who died in Burlington Vermont in 1886 is incorrect.

The record has his birth in Kelso, Scotland in 1795. He was actually born in Kirk Yetholm. More importantly, the record has his mother confused with his sister.His mother was Nelly Todd, and his sister, christened in Linton in 1806 was Isabel(la). 

He is my 4x great grandfather and I have scans from the Parish registers.


Answer to above question:

In reviewing the Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954, we found the image you were speaking of as being incorrect.  The image itself has the incorrect image, not the indexing.  Since FamilySearch does not own the record, we cannot make changes for you. 

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