One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to refer to the births, marriages, and deaths columns in a newspaper.
- ‘Go to this page for details of the churches where your ancestors were hatched, matched and dispatched, including availability of parish registers.’
- ‘I've been searching for dead relatives (when they were hatched, matched and dispatched as the saying goes) for a year now and I have become completely addicted to all things ancestry.’
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