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Offline yelkcub

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Searching for a person who changed their name
« on: Friday 05 July 19 14:55 BST (UK) »
I have posted before on my so far fruitless search for my paternal grandfather who went off-radar in 1932. I'm now convinced that he changed his name, officially or unofficially. Does anyone have any tips / advice on what steps I should / could take? What would an experienced genealogical sleuth do? Does anyone have experience of successfully picking up traces of a disappeared ancestor?

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Re: Searching for a person who changed their name
« Reply #1 on: Friday 05 July 19 14:58 BST (UK) »
Do you know his exact date of birth and where he hailed from, this is just a thought but if you enter his full date of birth on 1939 you will have a choice of people who come up

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Garner, Marylebone Paddington  Northolt Ilford
Garner, Devon
Garner New Zealand
Maddieson
Parkinson St Pancras,
Lethbridge Paddington Slough
Jenkins Marylebone Paddington
Mizon/Mison/Myson Paddington
Tindal Marylebone Paddington
Tocock, (name changed to Ellis) London
Southam Marylebone, Paddington
Bragg Lambeth 1800's
Edermaniger(Maniger) Essex Kent Canada (Toronto)
Coveney Kent Lambeth
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Re: Searching for a person who changed their name
« Reply #2 on: Friday 05 July 19 15:13 BST (UK) »
My Aunts first husband was killed in WW2, when my Aunt remarried after the war her new husband changed his surname to hers  by deed poll. If you google deed poll you may find some information.
There were various legal ways of changing your name over the centuries but not everyone went down that route.

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Re: Searching for a person who changed their name
« Reply #3 on: Friday 05 July 19 15:40 BST (UK) »
Hi

If he was born C1893, then why isn't this him? . . . . .
Death 1944 Dec Littlebro' 8e 65     Tom K Buckley     
( 17 November 1944 according to a tree owned by a name similar to yours ? )


Surely it's worth getting the death cert ( if you already havent )     

He appears on 1939 Register

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Re: Searching for a person who changed their name
« Reply #4 on: Friday 05 July 19 16:04 BST (UK) »
Hi

If he was born C1893, then why isn't this him? . . . . .
Death 1944 Dec Littlebro' 8e 65     Tom K Buckley     
( 17 November 1944 according to a tree owned by a name similar to yours ? )


Surely it's worth getting the death cert ( if you already havent )     

He appears on 1939 Register

Ray

I think it is Chris/Chriss that is missing,  Tom K Buckley is his brother

Birth Mar qtr 1896   
Buckley    Chriss        Rochdale    8e   55
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Re: Searching for a person who changed their name
« Reply #5 on: Friday 05 July 19 16:17 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for informative and helpful replies so far received. It is Chriss that I'm searching for (after a long gap in my family history work). I actually traced a son of Tom Kershaw B, who told me that his father never mentioned having a brother, yet Chriss and Tom appear together in all the relevant census returns. Makes me wonder whether Chriss had done something unspeakable, to cause his alienation from his birth family, as well as from his wife and son.

I will certainly follow up the suggestion of trying the 1939 data with Chriss Buckley's date of birth (21 December 1895, Rochdale, Lancashire) ... and any other suggestions.

Again, many thanks to all.

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Re: Searching for a person who changed their name
« Reply #6 on: Friday 05 July 19 16:36 BST (UK) »
... noting the BMD record as 'born March Q 1896'. His birth certificate is as stated in my previous post. I suppose his birth was not registered until the January of 1896.

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Re: Searching for a person who changed their name
« Reply #7 on: Friday 05 July 19 17:10 BST (UK) »
I have found that when people change their name sometimes the new name has a link to their pervious identity.  Using the birth date you provided I noticed there is a Jack Kershaw on 1939 Register who's date of birth is definitely 21 December but frustratingly the year is not readable on the image! Intriguingly the neighbours are Buckleys.

Probably a complete red herring but you never know.

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Re: Searching for a person who changed their name
« Reply #8 on: Friday 05 July 19 17:16 BST (UK) »

Take a DNA test, - and see who pops up on your Match list!

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