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Offline VicD

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When they stop being dead it gets a whole lot harder
« on: Tuesday 10 March 20 20:35 GMT (UK) »
So I am trying to trace some relatives.... Started the family tree to trace my dads side of the family following his passing and I can get all the way back to 1722 which is fab but finding anything in recent years is like finding rocking horse poop! His mother had 2 daughters with her husband and I cannot find anything about them I have their first names and can find what I think are their birth certs but cant find marriage certs or anything about their children.... anybody have any useful hints for tracing live peeps

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Re: When they stop being dead it gets a whole lot harder
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 March 20 21:08 GMT (UK) »
What date time are you looking for?

We do have to be careful trying to find  who you think are living people

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Garner, Devon
Garner New Zealand
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Parkinson St Pancras,
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Re: When they stop being dead it gets a whole lot harder
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 10 March 20 21:12 GMT (UK) »
One aunt was born 1958 the other 1963

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Re: When they stop being dead it gets a whole lot harder
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 10 March 20 21:38 GMT (UK) »
Hello Vic,

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Re: When they stop being dead it gets a whole lot harder
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 10 March 20 21:47 GMT (UK) »
You mean your father had two sisters?  If so have you looked for your father's birth record to see what his mother's maiden name was?

For example this one here from 1911

Births Sep 1911 
Jones    Mary    Booth    Oldham    8d   1369

The maiden name is Booth so to find any siblings you would enter Jones in the surname and Booth in the spouse/mother's maiden name box on free bmd.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: When they stop being dead it gets a whole lot harder
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 11 March 20 12:22 GMT (UK) »
Going backwards is easier in as much that generally the census is a good guide to place and date, coming forwards is more difficult as the dates/places are unknown and ca be the least likely looking results. Post 1974 council/reg district boundary changes may also have a bearing. I always seem to find that coming forwards with female names results in dozens of marriage options and little to hint at the correct one.

One thing to consider is your parents marriage certificate, there is a possibility a sibling was a witness and you may pick up a married name for a female, it's a calculated risk but at least you should be able to locate that cert correctly fairly easily.

Assuming the births are England/Wales there is also Scotland to consider for later events such as marriage or death.

I will be a nightmare to trace years from now, a dopted aged 1 year there are no pulic documents to show my name change, a marriage in 1989 and child in 1993. As far as the index displays I never married but the name change after adoption is the reason, few if any will know my birth name and will trawl for my birth under the wrong name

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Re: When they stop being dead it gets a whole lot harder
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 11 March 20 17:22 GMT (UK) »
Your best chance is probably tour round all your elderly family, and their friends, and try to discover whatever they recall. Good luck. I also believe the Salvation Army used to "find" missing people ... but these presumably are not missing (they know where they are) it's just they are unknown to you...
Threlfall (Southport), Isherwood (lancs & Canada), Newbould + Topliss(Derby), Keating & Cummins (Ireland + lancs), Fisher, Strong& Casson (all Cumberland) & Downie & Bowie, Linlithgow area Scotland . Also interested in Leigh& Burrows,(Lancashire) Griffiths (Shropshire & lancs), Leaver (Lancs/Yorks) & Anderson(Cumberland and very elusive)