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Search for George Dixon and his relatives
« on: Thursday 31 July 14 09:40 BST (UK) »
Hello

At first I want to apologize my poor English, but hope you all will understand what Iīm writing 
I am looking for my grandfather and his relatives. The story goes like this:

My grandmother who is Finnish moved to England around 1950, she is born in 1931. She had two children with my grandfather George Dixon. Helen was born in 1955 and Thomas (my father) 1956.
My grandmother who is called Helvi, moved back to Finland with the children approximately in the beginning of 1960īs. Since then, nobody have not  heard anything about George.

I have tried to search him over the years a few times. I ordered Helenīs and Thomasīs birth certificates which shows that when Helen was born, my grandmother had her maiden name, but when Thomas was born she had changed her name into Dixon, but I havenīt been able to find any proof that they were married.

Also I contacted the cottage where they lived, the family remembers George, Helvi and the children but nobody knows where he went after her family moved back to Finland.

The birth certificates shows that they were living in Northumberland.

Also I have used search service in Northumberland Archives but they were unable to find nothing.
George was a railway signalman what shows in Helenīs and Thomasīs birth certificates but thatīs all we know about him, we donīt even know his middle name, year of birth, nothing.

I know this is a long shot, but Helvi had told that George had other children and If somebody reads and recognize the story I would be really appreciate to contact me.

Regards
Susan from Finland :)

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Re: Search for George Dixon and his relatives
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 31 July 14 10:48 BST (UK) »
You can try using www.freebmd.org.uk to search for potential GD records in the right area of Northumberland in the probable timeframe. There may be quite a few, but then you can work through systematically and eliminate them.
Crackett, Cracket, Webb, Turner, Henderson, Murray, Carr, Stavers, Thornton, Oliver, Davis, Hall, Anderson, Atknin, Austin, Bainbridge, Beach, Bullman, Charlton, Chator, Corbett, Corsall, Coxon, Davis, Dinnin, Dow, Farside, Fitton, Garden, Geddes, Gowans, Harmsworth, Hedderweek, Heron, Hedley, Hunter, Ironside, Jameson, Johnson, Laidler, Leck, Mason, Miller, Milne, Nesbitt, Newton, Parkinson, Piery, Prudow, Reay, Reed, Read, Reid, Robinson, Ruddiman, Smith, Tait, Thompson, Watson, Wilson, Youn

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Re: Search for George Dixon and his relatives
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 August 14 09:34 BST (UK) »
Hello SusanDi

Do not apologise for your English, it is good. Very few people on this forum will speak Finnish, I expect:-)

I think the best way for you to search for information on George will be to contact people who specialise in Railway Ancestors, see http://www.railwayancestors.org.uk/       or others you can find through Google Search.

I think it would also be a good idea if you posted another request on the main part of this forum titled something like "George Dixon, railway signalman at ............ Northumberland 1955-6". Mention the cottage where George lived and any other information that would help someone with a good knowledge of finding railway ancestors.

If you post on the main part of this forum, many more people will see it and know it's a railway workers query.

I live in Northumberland so if you need any more help, just ask me.

Good luck

Gen in Northumberland, England
UK - Northumberland, County Durham: ANDERSON,   DODD(S), EDWARDS, ELLIOTT/ELLET, FENWICK, GREY/GRAY, HINDMARCH and variants, JORDAN, MOORE, MURRAY, RIPPON, RODDHAM, RYDER-TURNER, SPARK(E)(S), STEWART, TILLEY, TIPLADY, WATSON,
Sheffield: TURNER
Middlesex: RYDER
<br />Aberdeenshire: EDWARDS, BRODIE<br />Angus STEWART, DIXON, PETRIE

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Re: Search for George Dixon and his relatives
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 August 14 17:17 BST (UK) »
Kiitos Gen and Craclyn. Kiitos is "thank you" in Finnish :)

I really appreciate your help and tips!

BR
Susan


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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 02 August 14 17:29 BST (UK) »
You are welcome Susan. If you tell us where in Northumberland then we may come up with some more useful ideas.
Crackett, Cracket, Webb, Turner, Henderson, Murray, Carr, Stavers, Thornton, Oliver, Davis, Hall, Anderson, Atknin, Austin, Bainbridge, Beach, Bullman, Charlton, Chator, Corbett, Corsall, Coxon, Davis, Dinnin, Dow, Farside, Fitton, Garden, Geddes, Gowans, Harmsworth, Hedderweek, Heron, Hedley, Hunter, Ironside, Jameson, Johnson, Laidler, Leck, Mason, Miller, Milne, Nesbitt, Newton, Parkinson, Piery, Prudow, Reay, Reed, Read, Reid, Robinson, Ruddiman, Smith, Tait, Thompson, Watson, Wilson, Youn

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Re: Search for George Dixon and his relatives
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 02 August 14 17:33 BST (UK) »
They were living in Morphet in East house farm cottages.

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 02 August 14 17:35 BST (UK) »
I mean Morpeth not Morphet :)

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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 02 August 14 18:04 BST (UK) »
Does it just say East House Farm, Morpeth or is there something in between? There is an East House Farm at Guyzance and at Swarland, both of which would have postal address Morpeth. There may be others too, but those ones I know of.
Crackett, Cracket, Webb, Turner, Henderson, Murray, Carr, Stavers, Thornton, Oliver, Davis, Hall, Anderson, Atknin, Austin, Bainbridge, Beach, Bullman, Charlton, Chator, Corbett, Corsall, Coxon, Davis, Dinnin, Dow, Farside, Fitton, Garden, Geddes, Gowans, Harmsworth, Hedderweek, Heron, Hedley, Hunter, Ironside, Jameson, Johnson, Laidler, Leck, Mason, Miller, Milne, Nesbitt, Newton, Parkinson, Piery, Prudow, Reay, Reed, Read, Reid, Robinson, Ruddiman, Smith, Tait, Thompson, Watson, Wilson, Youn

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Re: Search for George Dixon and his relatives
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 02 August 14 18:09 BST (UK) »
The address is in the birth certificates:
3, east house farm cottages, Acklington, Morpeth.
The number 3 is missing in my fathers certificate, but otherwise the address is the same in both certificates.