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« on: Monday 20 October 14 15:38 BST (UK) »
Hi I've been doing some family research. Have discovered a grandfather I never knew about and on digging around got a scant few scraps of information. Now looking through records etc I still cant find him!!! :'( Any ideas on how to search for someone without a birthdate?

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« Reply #1 on: Monday 20 October 14 16:02 BST (UK) »
Hi Marianne,
Welcome to Rootschat :)
Is your grandfather deceased? as Rootschat has a policy of not discussing living or possibly living persons.
If he is and you know roughly when/where he passed away and it is after 1969 you might be able to find his death which would give a birth date.
You could post what you know and I m sure someone on here might be able to help.
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Re: Big Brick Wall
« Reply #2 on: Monday 20 October 14 16:03 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome to RootsChat.

If your grandfather has died, please post what you know about him here and we'll see what we can help you with.  If not, then we're a bit stumped, because no-one is allowed to post names of living people.

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Brick Wall
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 21 October 14 14:49 BST (UK) »
Hi I'm looking for my mother's father, Alexander Davis. He left Scotland to go to South Africa. On his marriage record(1930) his age is 26yrs which would make his birth year 1904. On the same document he has stated he was a plumber. Now he fathered a son in 1931 and promptly said he was leaving to go back to "Aberdeenshire". So summing up I have a year of birth, and place he was from. I've searched records in South Africa and came across his son's baptism cert where a "Rose Davis" signed as witness. This could be a sister or mother. No ships records in South Africa and cannot find any other information on him. As far as we are aware he must have died in Aberdeenshire but how do I search with so little to go on?


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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 21 October 14 14:56 BST (UK) »
Is this the same query that you have now continued on a new thread?

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 21 October 14 14:57 BST (UK) »
Looks as though this was initiated here,hope we get all the replies in one place or there will be duplication of effort.

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 21 October 14 15:05 BST (UK) »
hi sorry yes i probably posted under the wrong thing?

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 16:47 BST (UK) »
Does Alexander give what his father's name and occupation is on his marriage cert ?

Tara

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Re: Big Brick Wall
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 17:09 BST (UK) »
Hi Marienne,

Welcome to RootsChat  :)

I have just merged your two posts together, if you post on the wrong board just click on the "report to moderator button" and we can move it for you.

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