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Cyprus ; father
« on: Wednesday 10 April 19 17:59 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I am trying to trace the life of my father before he came to this country.
The only information I have is that he came over here around the late '50s to early '60s, his life before that I know nothing of or of my origins on that side.
His name was Osman Hussain Adani, born 3rd November 1912 in a village in Cyprus called Famagusta and died London 1979. He was of Turkish origin as he was Turkish Cypriot, I think his parents came from Turkey and he was born in Cyprus. I know my mother was not his first marriage but as far as I know, she was the first in this country . my mother was English.
I can't find anything on him and would very much like to find out my origins on that side of the family.

Any kind of help or support would be gratefully appreciated.

Regards Miriam

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Re: Cyprus ; father
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 18:11 BST (UK) »
Does he give any information on his father on his marriage certificate
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Re: Cyprus ; father
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 18:28 BST (UK) »
Does he give any information on his father on his marriage certificate

As far as I can remember no but iv ordered another copy as I can't find the original one.


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Re: Cyprus ; father
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 19:11 BST (UK) »
Famagusta was an important harbour town that is now in no man's land.

https://www.cyprusbeat.com/famagusta-ghost-city-today/

Your father was born during the period Cyprus was a UK Protectorate then became a Crown colony until 1960.
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Re: Cyprus ; father
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 19:15 BST (UK) »
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, so there is the Southern Republic of Cyprus ( Greek Cypriot ) and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus ( Turkish Cypriot ).

Famagusta is in the TRNC. There is an article here

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/11/famagusta-ghost-to

I`m not sure how easy it will be for you to access records from Famagusta.

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 19:18 BST (UK) »
Famagusta was an important harbour town that is now in no man's land.

https://www.cyprusbeat.com/famagusta-ghost-city-today/

Your father was born during the period Cyprus was a UK Crown colony.

Thank you that's interesting but I'm guessing it may have looked a lot different back in 1912 an so on That's providing i was given the correct information!


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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 19:23 BST (UK) »
If your father left Famagusta in 50s/60s it was the most important harbour. Limassol became it after the 1974 war when the island  became partitioned.
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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 19:28 BST (UK) »
Most likely the houses would have been the flat roofed type. I think also a lot of old churches ,but unfortunately they were ruined by the invasion.