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Tracing the father

Postby HilarySteve59 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:16 pm

I am trying to trace the father of a child born in 1916, there is no father named on the birth certificate, christening record, or when the child was married. It is thought the father was a soldier who died in WW1 shortly after the birth and before he was able to get home to see his daughter, (he joined up for WW1 six months before the birth) but there is no mention in the Will he wrote when he went to war. Are there any avenues left open for research that anyone has found useful in these circumstances?
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Re: Tracing the father

Postby WarksAncestors » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:20 pm

This one does sound like a dead end to me, who was it that named the father in the first place? Was it the mother or was it a best guess?
If it is not on the birth certificate then you will never know for definite
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Re: Tracing the father

Postby sdup26 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:28 pm

Does the child have a straightforward first name and mother's surname? No middle name to provide a possible clue?
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Re: Tracing the father

Postby HilarySteve59 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:42 pm

The child has taken the mother's surname but has a middle name which has given a clue to the father, they lived in a very small village, but would want to try and establish a definite link some how?
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