Just a wee note for now.
You mentioned sending to the UK for Bill and Joan's marriage certificate.
Did you know you can order through ancestry.com
It costs $8.00 for a digital copy.
Just go to the record of their marriage online and on the left hand side you'll see the words about ordering a copy.
Now,I see two deaths for Joans..one may be her.Probably can order them online as well.
b.17 Aug 1933
d.Jan 1997 Manchester Lancashire
b.13 Jan 1933
d.Feb 1985 Manchester
A very interesting aside is that I was searching for Patricia and this popped up amoung the other England births.
Patricia M Moore,
Mother's maiden name Hallinan
Date of registration Oct-Dec 1957
Registration District Dublin North,
Birth country Ireland
What a coincidence eh!!!
I have posted to message boards on Lancashire and also for all of England.
I'll post on the website genforum as well.It goes by surname and/or by country.
Let's work together and try to find Patricia!
Bye for now,