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general advice for UK search - please!

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Re: general advice for UK search

Posted: 8 Jan 2012 2:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have actually done this for all my grandfathers siblings when I was trying to find out what happened to him after he disappeared in 1908. I didn't find it very difficult. The surname was Johns which is a very common name and I was going back to the 1870's. This is how I went about it-

First I looked on Free BMD to trace their marriages and where neccesary I ordered certificates. Then I used the same website to trace any children by using the surname and then adding the mothers surname. From there I traced their deaths and ordered the death certificates, I did this as many times as was needed to bring me up to the present day and to find an informants name. I then looked for the informants names and addresses using telephone websites.I wrote to them all also adding my email address.
Without exception I received a reply and I had found the right descendants. There was only one problem, one had disappeared but at least the person who bought his house replied to let me know.

Incidentally, I still didn't find out what happened to my grandfather.

I hope this has been of some help and you are able to follow my explanation.

Good Luck and I hope it works for you.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
moggyman 25 Feb 2009 12:32PM GMT 
mi2early 25 Feb 2009 10:02PM GMT 
moggyman 26 Feb 2009 11:55AM GMT 
paulahills2 2 Mar 2009 12:44PM GMT 
moggyman 2 Mar 2009 7:10PM GMT 
sccond 22 Dec 2011 3:13AM GMT 
Merice46 28 Dec 2011 7:29AM GMT 
carobradford 28 Dec 2011 11:14AM GMT 
roseterry_1 8 Jan 2012 9:47PM GMT 
sccond 10 Jan 2012 7:46PM GMT 
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