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Looking for my half brother
« on: Sunday 26 June 16 07:50 BST (UK) »
Hi, I am looking for a half brother but don't have any details about him or even where to begin searching for him.

Any advice please?

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Re: Looking for my half brother
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 26 June 16 10:30 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat  :)

We aren't allowed to post details of living, or possibly living, people so will only be able to give general advice. However, once you've 2 posts you will be able to use PM (Personal Message) system to exchange information with other members privately.

Can you tell us what country and approximately when he was born?
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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Re: Looking for my half brother
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 26 June 16 10:37 BST (UK) »
Hi SteW32,

Welcome to Rootschat !

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We aren't allowed to post details of living, or possibly living, people so will only be able to give general advice.

For instance, see here ...
Topic: Searching for living relatives and Rootschat
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=142443.0

Good luck,
Bob
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Re: Looking for my half brother
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 26 June 16 12:44 BST (UK) »
My mother told me that my dad was born on was born in 1965 November in Liverpool. He was married in Kent, U.K. Not long after.


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Re: Looking for my half brother
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 26 June 16 15:32 BST (UK) »
Hi SteW32

If his name is unusual enough look for the marriage on www.freebmd.org.uk which may not be complete or www.familysearch.org. Both sites are free to use or if you have a subscription use FindMyPast or Ancestry
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Chandler-Chelsea

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Re: Looking for my half brother
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 26 June 16 15:47 BST (UK) »
How would I begin if I have no details?

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Re: Looking for my half brother
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 26 June 16 16:10 BST (UK) »
My mother told me that my dad was born on was born in 1965 November in Liverpool. He was married in Kent, U.K. Not long after.

If you search for your dad's marriage and find who you think he married, make a note of the spouse's maiden surname and then you can use the sites I mention to search for births of their children.

As a test, have you found yourself in the birth index?
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Sherry-Paddington & Marylebone,
Longhurst-Ealing & Capel, Abinger, Ewhurst & Ockley,
Chandler-Chelsea

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Re: Looking for my half brother
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 26 June 16 16:12 BST (UK) »
or send me his name on the personal message system and I can have a look too

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Re: Looking for my half brother
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 26 June 16 16:12 BST (UK) »
How would I begin if I have no details?

Can you not ask your mum,or dad about him?

Would he be a child of your dad's,if he wasn't married to the lady then it's highly likely that the baby was registered in her surname- do you know it? Do you know the area he was born in,is he older or younger than you?

All things to think about if you are looking on Free BMD,however another thing to bear in mind is that it is not fully transcribed yet and if the births (including yours,try and find that as a trial run) are after about 1980 you are unlikely to find it on a free site.

Carol
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