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Finding a "War Baby" lost relative

Postby Urchin » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:11 pm

In my family, there is a story that my Canadian Great-Grandfather fathered a daughter whilst in England during WWII.

My Great-Grandmother knew about this and told my great-aunt after my G-Grandfather passed.

What I know:
Great Grandfather's name: Stanley Alfred Maguire (1914-1970). He was a Sargent Major for the Canadian Forces. His family was English and he moved to Canada as a child.

The child in question was a daughter, likely born around 1946

I wish I had more to go by, but I thought it was worth a shot to see if anyone here may have family connections to a story like this.
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Re: Finding a "War Baby" lost relative

Postby Amazinggrace » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:42 pm

Hi Urchgin
We need a bit more to go on,especially where he might have been stationed.
Grace
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Re: Finding a "War Baby" lost relative

Postby Urchin » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:22 pm

Amazinggrace wrote:Hi Urchgin
We need a bit more to go on,especially where he might have been stationed.
Grace


Hi Grace,
My aunt is working on getting his war records, but she's fairly certain he was somewhere near London.
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Re: Finding a "War Baby" lost relative

Postby phsvm » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:32 am

Have you tired contacting these people?

http://www.canadianrootsuk.org/

I don't know if they'd be able to help as you have such limited information but they may be able to give you some pointers as to how to move your search forward. I'm sure you won't be the first to ask them.
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Re: Finding a "War Baby" lost relative

Postby Urchin » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:29 pm

phsvm wrote:Have you tired contacting these people?

http://www.canadianrootsuk.org/

I don't know if they'd be able to help as you have such limited information but they may be able to give you some pointers as to how to move your search forward. I'm sure you won't be the first to ask them.


Thanks! I've been in touch with them as well. :)
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Re: Finding a "War Baby" lost relative

Postby mysticbuddha » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:37 pm

Hi
Have you thought of having a DNA test? I know it's a long shot, but you never know. Something like Ancestry or My Heritage, then you would get links to anyone else who has a match with you
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Re: Finding a "War Baby" lost relative

Postby Urchin » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:59 pm

mysticbuddha wrote:Hi
Have you thought of having a DNA test? I know it's a long shot, but you never know. Something like Ancestry or My Heritage, then you would get links to anyone else who has a match with you

I've done AncestryDNA as well as my Mom...no luck yet (although we did find a long-lost 2nd cousin on the other side of her family)!
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