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Offline Jen1566

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Sturgess in Watford.
« on: Saturday 22 July 17 23:36 BST (UK) »
Looking  for sturgess in watford
Sturgess,Perry,Bradbury,Tickner,Stone,Stubbs

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Re: Sturgess in Watford.
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 23 July 17 09:44 BST (UK) »
Hi Jen

Welcome to rootschat

We really need some names & dates, also details of what information you need.  We do not give information on possibly living people.

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Re: Sturgess in Watford.
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 23 July 17 09:45 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat Jen.

A bit more information would be helpful.  Full name, year and place of birth would be a start.

You don't say if Sturgess lived in Watford or was born there.

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Re: Sturgess in Watford.
« Reply #3 on: Monday 24 July 17 10:29 BST (UK) »
Hi

Welcome to Rootschat.

You need to tell us a bit more about how we can help?

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Re: Sturgess in Watford.
« Reply #4 on: Friday 28 December 18 23:19 GMT (UK) »
Hello my dad was a sturgess dob 23/2/41 im trying to find his dad i have done a dna test and been closely linked to the dewar family
Sturgess,Perry,Bradbury,Tickner,Stone,Stubbs

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Re: Sturgess in Watford.
« Reply #5 on: Friday 28 December 18 23:28 GMT (UK) »
I see his was born illegitimately - mothers maiden name Sturgess, born 23/2/1941 and died Mar.1973.

If no father listed on his birth certificate I really don't see how we can help.

Being wartime, his father could have come from anywhere.

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Re: Sturgess in Watford.
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 29 December 18 08:47 GMT (UK) »
Did anyone ever talk to his Mother or her siblings for any known information about a possible Father?

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Re: Sturgess in Watford.
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 29 December 18 10:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jen,

When you say you've had DNA links to the Dewar family, can you establish exactly what link? e.g. have you matched with a possible second cousin or similar? Have you made contact with them? Perhaps there are some family stories there.  You would presumably be looking to establish which of their relatives are potential candidates (men of an age to father a child in 1940, especially those who were in the military and may have been in the Watford area)

The more closely related people you can get to do a DNA test with you, the easier it will be to narrow it down, e.g.:
 - your father's half-siblings on the Sturgess side, if any, or their children - this gives DNA links to your father's mother, but not his father, which helps in ruling out other connections.
 - anyone on the Dewar side, particularly those directly descended from any potential candidates.

For example, consider this hypothetical family structure:
There are two brothers, Thomas and William Dewar, and a sister Mary Dewar, who are all full siblings.
You have matched with a grandchild of Mary Dewar, and the degree of match suggests that either Thomas or William could be your grandfather.  Both Thomas and William married after the war and have living children/grandchildren. You find a grandchild of Thomas willing to do a DNA test.

If one of these men was your grandfather, then Mary Dewar was your dad's aunt, her children are your father's first cousin, and her grandchildren are your second cousins.

If Thomas was your grandfather, his children are your father's half-siblings, his grandchildren are your half cousins.  You will on average have twice as much DNA in common with Thomas' grandchildren than with Mary's grandchildren.

On the other side, if Thomas was not your grandfather, and William was, then your match to Thomas' grandchildren will be about the same as with Mary's grandchildren.  (There may be other possible explanations depending on the various levels of DNA matches).


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