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Offline Aunt Ethel

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Looking for my grandfather
« on: Monday 14 February 22 16:43 GMT (UK) »
I started working on my family history nearly 2 years ago as I wanted to find out who my father's Dad was. I sent for my father's birth certificate but there is just a dash for father. My question is can my grandfather be found without DNA ?

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Re: Looking for my grandfather
« Reply #1 on: Monday 14 February 22 17:17 GMT (UK) »
I started working on my family history nearly 2 years ago as I wanted to find out who my father's Dad was. I sent for my father's birth certificate but there is just a dash for father. My question is can my grandfather be found without DNA ?

If your Dad was Baptised then they may have put the Father's name on the baptism record.  Often a Father's name would have been left blank if the Father was married.   DNA is the best way to try and identify, I think.  People sometimes lie on records anyway so what is written may not be correct. 

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« Reply #2 on: Monday 14 February 22 17:19 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your reply very helpful

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 14 February 22 17:22 GMT (UK) »
I have no baptism record for my father as yet but keep looking


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Re: Looking for my grandfather
« Reply #4 on: Monday 14 February 22 17:37 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat

Unless the biological father attended the registration his name will not be shown.

When your parents married - did your father name his father on the marriage cert?    You need to be aware that illegitimate children often made up a fathers name when they married so as to appear "respectable"

If there is a fathers name & it's the same surname as his mother - then he made it up. 

DNA is then your next best course of action. 



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