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WW1 Mystery! Births in Belgium or France

Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:13 am

I seem to have stirred up a mystery with an Aussie client. I sent him some WW1 military records and the name of a child appears on his grandfathers records that my client has never heard of. He is also sure his mother never knew about this child which would be her brother.

The name looks like it has been added to the records as an afterthought. The child's name has a date of birth next to it but nothing comes up on Free BMD. It also looks like the notation 'Not Recognised' is written by the child's name.

My client wonders if a child was fathered by his grandfather while he was serving in France/Belgium. Are there any resources both offline and online to search for French or Belgian births. The birth year is 1918.

Cheers, FHA

RE: WW1 Mystery! Births in Belgium or France

Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:20 am

Have you checked the birth in the records- British Overseas 1761-1994 on the findmypast website or in those indexes at the FRC?
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