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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 06 September 20 16:43 BST (UK) »
Marriage on free bmd as MarOchall.

Nothing like a helpful mistransciption, is there  :D
Pay, Kent. 
Barham, Kent. 
Cork(e), Kent. 
Cooley, Kent.
Barwell, Rutland/Northants/Greenwich.
Cotterill, Derbys.
Van Steenhoven/Steenhoven/Hoven, Nord Brabant/Belgium/East London.
Kesneer Belgium/East London
Burton, East London.
Barlow, East London
Wayling, East London
Wade, Greenwich/Brightlingsea, Essex.
Thorpe, Brightlingsea, Essex

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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 06 September 20 17:02 BST (UK) »
BUT - that is how the surname appears on the official GRO Index, so no mis-transcription by FreeBMD  :-X

Added:  17.15 - 6 September:

Apologies to IgorStrav but as a FreeBMD transcriber, I do tend to "stick-up" for other transcribers.  If I/we make a mistake, then I'll hold my hands up and put matters right, or report the error.  :-*
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 06 September 20 17:25 BST (UK) »
There is a mistranscription of the record details, but it is on Ancestry.  They have confused the name of the lady who marries Friedrich with the name of the lady in the line above in the index - who is also B*y* A. Watkins.


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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 06 September 20 17:32 BST (UK) »
BUT - that is how the surname appears on the official GRO Index, so no mis-transcription by FreeBMD  :-X

Added:  17.15 - 6 September:

Apologies to IgorStrav but as a FreeBMD transcriber, I do tend to "stick-up" for other transcribers.  If I/we make a mistake, then I'll hold my hands up and put matters right, or report the error.  :-*

No need for apologies, I am very grateful to the work of transcribers who work with very difficult sources. 

It was the capital O in the middle of the name which I thought confusing.  I had found the death ref under the OP's originally quoted name on Ancestry, and was hoping on both FindMyPast and Ancestry to see a marriage, but with no luck.  Glad to have the correct ref pointed out.
Pay, Kent. 
Barham, Kent. 
Cork(e), Kent. 
Cooley, Kent.
Barwell, Rutland/Northants/Greenwich.
Cotterill, Derbys.
Van Steenhoven/Steenhoven/Hoven, Nord Brabant/Belgium/East London.
Kesneer Belgium/East London
Burton, East London.
Barlow, East London
Wayling, East London
Wade, Greenwich/Brightlingsea, Essex.
Thorpe, Brightlingsea, Essex

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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 06 September 20 17:36 BST (UK) »
I put a capitol O as people have a tendency to skim read and not notice the difference between Marschall and Marochall.

I also have got lots of information on Marshalls, but they do not appear to have anglicized it (from the name of the poster).

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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 06 September 20 17:36 BST (UK) »
 :-* :-*
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
If you don't ask the question, you won't get an answer.
He/she who never made a mistake, never made anything.
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 06 September 20 19:08 BST (UK) »
Did you have any contact with any cousins/aunts/uncles/grandparents or did he totally cut off the German side of the family?

He did have contact with his family, but I never met any of them, and I have no details of where any of them are now.

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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 06 September 20 19:10 BST (UK) »
Do you have a copy of the 1951 marriage certificate as that may give information on his father.

not yet, I'm in the process of getting that sorted, There is an error in the name transcribed into the marriage index, they have it as Marochall.

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Re: Searching For Details About My Father
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 06 September 20 19:12 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat, Colin

Have a look at this article

https://www.historycolorado.org/sites/default/files/media/document/2018/ColoradoMagazine_Summer-Fall1979.pdf

hi thank you for your response,

The article is unavailable .. the site says it has been removed.

It's a PDF document - and downloads for me.

Got it now thank you .. wouldn't download yesterday.