what are the initials OVB in the name of a place?

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There are 2 children who died, both born and died Riverton SA OVB, would these initials indicate they were children?????
WikiTree profile: John Jelbert
in Genealogy Help by Christine Milling G2G2 (2.1k points)
I have no idea what the OVB means, but SA in this case is South Australia.  (I have also seen the OVB attached to Gawler, Sth Aus.)

The OVB might be something related to a gedcom import, because it was on other profiles (and subsequently removed).

It may also be something specific to Sth Aus, for which we'd need someone up on things South Australian.


ETA - it may be something specific to the "KHH ancestor upload.ged" - because that's where I'm seeing it.

Never heard of it in relation to Riverton or Gawler.or anywhere in SA, which is where I live.
Thank you. I tend to agree - it may be related to the GED import. thank you everyone for replying so promptly.

Never heard of it in relation to Riverton or Gawler.or anywhere in SA, which is where I live.

commented by Marion Poole


If you google for it, you'll find Wikitree results and myheritage results that show its use.  The WT results I checked had it, since removed, and my very small sampling showed they were imported by the KHH ged I posted earlier.  It was this that makes me believe it is ged specific.

see also : https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Hutchinson-3254&diff=24322350&oldid=0

Saw SA OVB on other websites so it is common enough "out there".  

Meaning is not defined -- or more accurately there's maybe as many as a dozen definitions of what OVB means
It’s probably abbreviations of family names

Like Overton, V and B

1 Answer

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Name: John William Jelbert
Birth Year: abt 1887
Age: 4
Death Date: 09 Sep 1891
Death Place: Riverton
Residence Place: Riverton
Father's Name: John Jelbert
Registration Place: Gilbert, South Australia
Page Number: 148
Volume Number: 196

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

No sign of ovb in actual transcription 

Name: John William Jelbert
Birth Date: 4 Oct 1886
Birth Place: Riverton
Registration Place: Gilbert, South Australia, Australia
Father: John Jelbert
Mother: Tryphena Clayton
Page Number: 272
Volume Number: 383

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

The Hundred of Gilbert is what would be called a council area now


Thank you Marion for your replies. I actually have a Overton on my fathers side, no idea where the name originated. Have you any idea?

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