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tracing issue
« on: Thursday 28 August 14 14:31 BST (UK) »
hi all
I am trying to trace my birth mother who i have succesfully found out her name and who she married and the one child she had after me .the last location and lead i have for here is upto 2010 where there sold there house and moved somewhere.I can no longer find them on the electrol roll and i have a feeling they may of emirgrated, but i have no idea where to .How can i go about this search and what path should i take ???
on saturday i am going to drive 2 hrs to there last known address and have a chat to the new owners of there old house to see if they got any info on where they went to .
hope someone can really help me out
thanks
ian

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Re: tracing issue
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 28 August 14 14:43 BST (UK) »
Hi Ian,  :)

Sadly RootsChat is for finding ancestors and doesn't allow information about living people. But you haven't mentioned any information about her so your post should be fine. I think what your doing on Saturday could help but if the new owners don't know, some neighbours might and if they could only give you a vague area it's a start.  :)

I've never had to do that before and there are probably other helpful RootsChatters that will be able to help you.

Good Luck!  :)
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Re: tracing issue
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 28 August 14 14:49 BST (UK) »
Hi Ian

You may be able to find the child they had after you on Facebook/ Twitter etc  or social network sites. also GenesReunited would be worth looking at to see if there is anyone on there with them in their family tree etc

Wishing you luck

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Re: tracing issue
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 28 August 14 14:51 BST (UK) »
Hi Ian

Welcome to Rootschat  ;D

We have a 'no living people' policy here so please don't mention the names of who you are looking for.

And the information we give can only be generalised. Despite the popularity of some television programes, not all adopted families want to be reunited.

The family may not appear on the online versions of the 'edited' electoral registers as you can now opt out. Is the fact you can't find them on the registers making you think they have emigrated or do you have other evidence.

Have you written to the new owners of the house to let them know you plan to visit or are you turning up out of the blue?

Have you also tried finding out if she had any brothers and sisters who may be able to forward a letter on to her?

I'm sure other chatters will join in and once you get to a post count of 3, you could send and receive personal messages.

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« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 August 14 14:56 BST (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat.

I agree, neighbours might be better to ask than the new owners as you might find that they were good friends and have kept in contact. It might be as well not to mention who you are though in case your birth mother didn't tell anyone about you, so you do need to be careful what you say.  It also might be a good idea to have a letter ready that you could ask them to pass on. If anyone knocked on my door asking about my previous neighbours I wouldn't be prepared to give them their new address, but I would offer to contact them and ask if it was all right.

Just because they are not on the electoral roll doesn't mean they have emigrated, they may simply have chosen not to have their name included on the one that is available to the public.

Good luck in your search.
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Re: tracing issue
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 August 14 18:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks everyone for your reply and I never new about the non living part so sorry
I understand what people are saying about a stranger turning up at ur door asking questions etc.I have drafted a letter hoping some one can forward it for me fingers crossed.
I never new about the bit you can opt out of being visible on the electral roll.I got no info they have emergrated just seemed strange how all 3 of them are not on it anymore.
I feel when I go on Saturday I'll hopefully have a lot more info afterwards.
I have got some good info of Genes Reunited by at present I'm stuck

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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 28 August 14 20:27 BST (UK) »
Have you tried other social media sites like Face Book?
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« Reply #7 on: Friday 29 August 14 09:29 BST (UK) »
You can pay on this site to find people not on the electoral rolls....apparently.

http://www.3702.co.uk/

The Salvation Army also have a service for tracing living people.Google it.

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« Reply #8 on: Friday 29 August 14 14:35 BST (UK) »
Have you tried other social media sites like Face Book?
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Yes I got a lead yesterday as I know I had a half sister and just by chance I looked on friends reunited and found. Her..then I went on Facebook and found her there was a strange feeling looking at her in a good way. I have not attempted to contact her as she might not know anything
Tomorw I'm going up to south Yorkshire and going to know on a few doors to see if any nabour has a lead. I have done some pre sealed letter that I will put stamps on if anyone knows my birth mothers address and I'll ask them to put it on and post so it looks like I'm not digging for there address etc