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Offline Jenn Nite

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Searching for 1/2 siblings
« on: Thursday 23 February 17 09:53 GMT (UK) »
I am searching for 3 of my 1/2 sisters from my fathers 1st marriage, I don't know their names or any info... I believe I may have a 1/2 brother as well. All I know is my fathers name, he passed in 2006 and i never met any of his family... What do I do?
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Re: Searching for 1/2 siblings
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 23 February 17 10:01 GMT (UK) »
Greetings, and a warm welcome to Rootschat

Rootschat have a strict policy of not naming living people, so we may not be able to help much.  However, we can give pointers.

Was your dad's first marriage (and the children's births) before 1983?  If so, a good place to start would be https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ where you can search for when and where his marriage was registered.  This would give you the name of his first wife.  Then a search on the same site for children using both parent's surnames could give you more information.

Let us know (without naming names) how this goes, and we can suggest what the next steps could be.

All the best
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Re: Searching for 1/2 siblings
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 23 February 17 12:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jenn Nite

As your father has passed away, you can put all known details of him on here.

Once you have done that, the Personal Message system will open up allowing you to talk off-line with anyone wishing to help you.
(It may take a further public post to open up the PM system.
In wich case, just post a smiley)

Regards, and WELCOME to Rootschat.

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Re: Searching for 1/2 siblings
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 23 February 17 13:06 GMT (UK) »
Just wondering if the 2nd marriage cert. would give name of who previous wife was?

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

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Re: Searching for 1/2 siblings
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 February 17 13:13 GMT (UK) »
Just wondering if the 2nd marriage cert. would give name of who previous wife was?

Annie

No.....
AREA, Nottinghamshire. Lincolnshire. Staffordshire. Leicestershire, Morayshire.
Paternal Line--An(t)(c)liff(e).Faulkner. Mayfield. Cant. Davison. Caunt. Trigg. Rawding. Buttery. Rayworth. Pepper. Otter. Whitworth. Gray. Calder. Laing.Wink. Wright. Jackson. Taylor.
Maternal Line--Linsey. Spicer. Corns. Judson. Greensmith. Steel. Woodford. Ellis. Wyan. Callis. Warriner. Rawlin. Merrin. Vale. Summerfield. Cartwright.
Husbands-Beckett. Heald. Pilkington. Arnold. Hall. Willows. Dring. Newcomb. Hawley

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Re: Searching for 1/2 siblings
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 23 February 17 13:29 GMT (UK) »
A warm welcome to Rootschat Jenn Nite  :)

As mentioned to use the personal message system you have to make at least three posts
click here http://surname.rootschat.com/help-pages/pms.php  if you want further info. about using the system.


As your father has passed away, you can put all known details of him on here.


Please let us know if you'd rather not mention his name on the forum and we can send you
a PM for further details regarding your father once you have made the required number of posts  :)

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Re: Searching for 1/2 siblings
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 23 February 17 13:33 GMT (UK) »
I am searching for 3 of my 1/2 sisters from my fathers 1st marriage, I don't know their names or any info... I believe I may have a 1/2 brother as well. All I know is my fathers name, he passed in 2006 and i never met any of his family... What do I do?

Welcome from me, too  :)

The advice given is for England but if you can let us know what country and idea of dates we'll be able to give more exact advice and suggestions for you.

Although the Help pages says you need 3 posts to use PM (Personal Message) system it often works after 2 posts  ;)
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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Re: Searching for 1/2 siblings
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 23 February 17 13:37 GMT (UK) »
Just wondering if the 2nd marriage cert. would give name of who previous wife was?

No.....

Thanks Larkspur,

I know Scottish deaths give previous wife/husbands names but not sure on marriage as I haven't had one yet  :-\

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

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Re: Searching for 1/2 siblings
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 23 February 17 14:29 GMT (UK) »
Just wondering if the 2nd marriage cert. would give name of who previous wife was?

Annie

I have a marriage certificate (1905, London) showing my 2xgt.aunt as "divorced wife of......."
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Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
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