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Desperately seeking my father

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Gemma Report 22 Apr 2008 19:09

my aunt and uncle went to the library today and found out his DOB 28.05.1961 and his mothers name was Ivy L Long & Father - Frederick W Long..

what does anyone suggest I do next?


KempinaPartyhat Report 22 Apr 2008 19:36

See if you can find a death !! would either of these people have passed away ? Ivy or Fred coz that may give you a address for an area

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 22 Apr 2008 19:48

Where was he born? As he was born in 1961 one or both of his parents could still be alive. Or you could look to see if he had any siblings, and try to track one of them down.


Gemma Report 22 Apr 2008 19:57

from what I can tell he was an only child, plus both parents are deceased.


Sheila Report 22 Apr 2008 20:11

Hi Gemma

What about the Fredrick Long I mentioned at number 58 ? remember you where not sure it it was 57 or 58 .....


Gemma Report 22 Apr 2008 20:17

eh its def 58, and you said frederick w long and thats what my aunt found, so you were spot on sheila!!


Anne Report 22 Apr 2008 20:28

I must bookmark this thread to find how you get on. I wish you the best of luck. I regained contact with my dad after 40 years and we have now built up a lovely relationship. Go for it and keep us posted


Gemma Report 22 Apr 2008 20:36

Thanks A, thats great you and your father be reunited, I am not expecting a great relationship just a need to know.. whatever else happens is all good.

thanks for your support!


ValT Report 22 Apr 2008 21:15


I have sent you amessage about 192


was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 22 Apr 2008 21:46

Reading back through this, it seems that you know his father was still at the same address in 2003. Do you know for sure that he has died since then? I'd write to the address, so see if he is still there, or if the people there know what happened to him. Or, if he has died, I'd get his death cert, or look to see if he left a will. His son and address might be given on either.


ValT Report 22 Apr 2008 22:17

As David Long was born in 1961 I have just searched Marriages 1950 to 1961 for Frederick Long to Ivy Key and found nothing.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 23 Apr 2008 00:09

Ivy was supposedly born in 1919 for the marriage is probably before 1950. I

I don't see a birth for an Ivy L Key in 1919 though.



Sheila Report 23 Apr 2008 00:17

Hi Gemma

I have him still there on the 2005/6 elec roll with a Linda.


bob Report 23 Apr 2008 00:35

Not 100% sure but 58 Rotherhite Old Road S,E.16. is a small block of flats with mainly elderly people living there. Will pass there in the next few days do you want me to ask/check it out?



Gemma Report 23 Apr 2008 16:30

yeah thats right Bob, they are flats off of the main road. . . they no longer live there though, as chinese people are there now. There is an older guy there that knew him but didnt have much info.


Gemma Report 23 Apr 2008 16:42

Davids mums name was Ivy L Long married to Frederick W Long... David Long was born 1961

they no longer live at 58 rotherhithe old rd, Ivy is not longer with us


Lisa Report 23 Apr 2008 16:43

Hi Gemma,

I'm sorry to hear that you are having problems locating your father but I don't give up because I traced my father one year ago and I found him by the electoral register and I found out that he had died 5 years before I tried to find him which was disappointing but I now know my paternal grandmother, aunts, uncles and cousins!

Firstly, have you tried this website here?

They are very good in locating missing people aslong as you are over 18 they will try to find your father for you! It is free and it does say their are certain conditions in which they don't perform searches for e.g. adoption and where the birth of a child is outside of marriage but it said they usually don't become involved but maybe you could just explain he is definately your father as they were going to help me out and my father isn't on mine either but by then I had found his death certs xx

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 23 Apr 2008 16:55


Don't know why you didn't say before that you had contacted the people at or near the address. Perhaps you only asked the old neighbour about David and not Frederick - don't think you knew his name at the time. Whos is Linda who someone found living at the same address? Was her surname Long?


KempinaPartyhat Report 23 Apr 2008 16:56

do you know what work he was in ...?

this cant be impossible


ShimmsRedRoseAndMistletoe Report 23 Apr 2008 18:14

Hi Gemma

Just found your thread, never give up hope - found an adopted sibling with very little info to go on just as I was giving up searching.

I wish you all the best hun. x