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Looking for living family

Postby Kiwibarb » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:35 am

Hi,
I am trying to trace living family for a friend.
What is the best course when searching for living people please in UK. Durham specifically.
We have a marriage cert with correct details for the bride. We have found no records of death in either Ancestry or FMP so hoping the people we are looking for are still alive. Found a possible child and have looked on facebook but found nothing. This was one avenue I used when tracing my own UK family and I guess lucky to make contact.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated thank you.

Barbara
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Re: Looking for living family

Postby peter kent » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:45 am

Try locating them in the 2002 electoral register. This is available on Findmypast.

2002 was the last complete public electoral register. After 2002 people could opt out of the public version of the register. The implication of this is that if you find them also in later years, so well and good. If you don't find them in later years, they may simply have opted out and you shouldn't assume they have died.
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Re: Looking for living family

Postby Cachalot6972 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:37 am

Because 2007 will be the last death record publicly available, one way of finding a later death is to look at the probatesearch website. It's a bit time consuming, but if the person left a will, you can at least get a date of death.
I've also found living relatives in the phone book.
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Re: Looking for living family

Postby Kiwibarb » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:15 pm

Thank you very much for the information from Peter, will certainly take a look.

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Re: Looking for living family

Postby Kiwibarb » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:17 pm

Cachalot6972 thank you very much for the information will certainly take a look.
Have looked at the phone book, but will take another look.

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