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Re: Finding date of birth for war records
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 30 April 19 12:00 BST (UK) »
Her twin was Jean Winifred Ann according to 2 Ancestry trees. Both haven't found Winifred but have the rest of the family. It looks like the women may have been known as Jean and Joyce. Jean died
Canada.

Found one with Winifred on, no date of death, states her father was Reverend Frank George Forder died 1930
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Re: Finding date of birth for war records
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 30 April 19 12:18 BST (UK) »
Joyce W's WAAF no.  482150 Rank   ACW1 With service number you can get her docs. from MOD but will cost you 30.00 to do so.
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Re: Finding date of birth for war records
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 30 April 19 20:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks Medpat. How do you manage to find additional offspring, only based on a mother's name?

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Re: Finding date of birth for war records
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 30 April 19 20:31 BST (UK) »
All births post 1911 so on Ancestry I hit search, put only their surname in and mother's surname in section where it has space for mother's name and all came up. Easy when you know how but I've been doing this a long time and we all make mistakes or are unable to find something and someone knows what to do and you learn from it all.

If you register to GRO for free you can do a search for MMN from 1837 - 1918

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp
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Re: Finding date of birth for war records
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 30 April 19 22:21 BST (UK) »
Mega thanks for both those tips. I'm using FindmyPast, not Ancestry, but see I can do the same using the maiden name as keyword.

And the GRO thing is great, that will be very helpful too.





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Re: Finding date of birth for war records
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 30 April 19 22:32 BST (UK) »
Thanks again Medpat. So Jean died in Canada. Is that information in Ancestry, or elsewhere?

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Re: Finding date of birth for war records
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 00:11 BST (UK) »
Thanks again Medpat. So Jean died in Canada. Is that information in Ancestry, or elsewhere?

There is a photo of Jean and some details of her life in Canada here:

http://www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com/Lifetime_Members/lifetime-members.htm
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: Finding date of birth for war records
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 15:22 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much. Lovely to see the photo and the biographical details.

Best wishes

Tony