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Re: How to find birth farthers family

Postby trace » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:20 pm

According to the death notice in a local paper he was aged 74.
Elsabels birth looks as though it is the correct one.
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Re: How to find birth farthers family

Postby ianbee » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:55 pm

What is the date of death?
What is the name of the local newspaper?
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Re: How to find birth farthers family

Postby trace » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:07 pm

Express & Star Darlaston
dob as original 26 March 2017
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Re: How to find birth farthers family

Postby ianbee » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:18 pm

Thanks, trace. And very well found!
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Re: How to find birth farthers family

Postby trace » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:26 pm

Thanks Ianbee....
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Re: How to find birth farthers family

Postby Moonbeam79 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:09 pm

Thanks everyone,he had been living on his own for a few years so the electoral record ianbee found would be right. I think once I’m back off holiday I will try and get his death certificate. Thanks again


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Re: How to find birth farthers family

Postby Guy » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:05 am

Moonbeam79 wrote:I’m trying to trace my birth fathers family. All I know is his name and date of death. Does anyone know if it’s even possible to find anything out with so little information


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Before you do anything you need to sit down and think what you really know and how accurate that information is. Not just about your father but about you, your siblings (if any) your mother and her relationship to your father.

Once you have written down everything you know go through the list and mark how accurate the information is (i.e. family knowledge, birth certificate, death certificate, burial, etc., etc.).

Without doing this first you may end up wasting years of research following the wrong man.

Having done that I suggest looking at your birth certificate (and those of any siblings for clues & patterns).
Then look at what you know about you & your mother (was the place you were born where your mother grew up or lived for some time)?

If so your father is likely to appear in some records in that area.

In other words build on what you know and how any additional information builds on what you know.
Otherwise you may just be taking leaps in the dark.
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