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Offline Cathy Russell

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Tracing Russell Family
« on: Tuesday 06 February 18 03:19 GMT (UK) »
Please help me trace the roots of my father's family.
Five brothers..
Joe, Alf, Henry, Fred and Frank .. surname Russell

My father Frank Russell born 3 August 1926 passed away December 1965.
Married
Olga May Du Triou born 24 May 1928

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Re: Tracing Russell Family
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 03:20 GMT (UK) »
Where?  ;)
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Offline Cathy Russell

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Tracing Russell Family
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 03:28 GMT (UK) »
I am from Johannesburg.. South Africa
I do not know where my fathers family came from.
Uncle Fred stayed in Bulawayo
Uncle Joe was a sailor
My dad and uncle Henry lived in Johannesburg.
I was told my grand parents passed away when my dad was young.. Uncle Henry raised him.
All five brothers passed away by the age of 40.

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Re: Tracing Russell Family
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 09:43 GMT (UK) »
If it is possible purchase your parents marriage certificate it may contain something important that will assist you and others trying to  help you get started
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Re: Tracing Russell Family
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 18:01 GMT (UK) »
Try to find out from someone else in the extended family, who may know more about where the Russells originated from - it is a fairly common and widespread name.
I'm assuming that you feel they came from Britain originally - if not, where do you think they came from? There may be immigration / emigration records to find.
Do you have the dates of birth of all the brothers of your father - from free B M D you might that way discover the mother's name, and / or the area in Britain you are seeking.
From the information of your father's marriage certificate and marriage certificate, can you discover the names of parent(s), that may help you.
Good luck with your search.
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