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Desperately seeking my father

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 22 Sep 2008 18:36

Wonder if the one on FR is the correct one. It says her maiden name is Clark.

Could this be your Helena?

England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1984-2005
about Helena M Tsiricos
Name: Helena M Tsiricos
Spouse Surname: Lorenzo Corbally
Date of Registration: Jul 1985
Registration district: Camberwell
Registration county (inferred): London
Volume Number: 11
Page Number: 1675
Find Spouse: Find Spouse


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 22 Sep 2008 18:42

Putting Helena Tsiricos in FR gives the same result so it is the same person.



Gemma Report 22 Sep 2008 21:15

hi all. I dont know why i got a refund, i saw it there and was awaiting a reply. im ordering something new now as i found my godmother and she said David had a brother called Peter, mums name was Ivy Long and Fred Long is his dad. He had an aunt called cathy samuels.


Gemma Report 22 Sep 2008 21:16

yeh helena;s husband len died two yrs ago. I have been speaking to Helena Corbally on msn.. she knows my mum and is my godmother !! she knows a friend who is friends with my great aunt cathy (davids aunt)


KempinaPartyhat Report 23 Sep 2008 08:44

How did you find your godmother!? I know you had a card with her name on ...but how did you get to the point of talking to her on MSN??

i think you best get her to speak to your great Auntie ......

And prehaps some one could look up the long lost brother !!!........


Gemma Report 23 Sep 2008 10:57

I found my godmother through here, Sheila Molyneux & Margaret Finch directed me to her on friends reunited and i got a reply saying she knew me and i she was her! .. i spoke to her after she gave me her msn (she is in cyprus at the mo on holiday) x

im not sure about the 50yr rule, i just got a refund and no responses to my emails about my order

Lost for Words ;-)

Lost for Words ;-) Report 23 Sep 2008 13:12

Hi Gemma

The 50 year rule means that to apply for a birth certificate that is less than 50 years ago you have to know:

Surname at birth *
Forename(s) *
Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)*
Place of birth *
Father's surname *
Father's forename(s) *
Mother's maiden surname *
Mother's forename(s) *

Without *ALL* of these details they will not issue the birth certificate :-( And they must be accurate.

So as the birth cert you applied for is 1962 (46 years ago) they wont send it without all of the above! It's silly really as in 4 years you'll be able to get it like any other cert!!! I believe it is to prevent identity fraud.

Anyway it sounds like you are getting really close now :-) I've got everything crossed for you, keep us posted :-)


Selena in South East London

Selena in South East London Report 23 Sep 2008 15:29

Have you got an approx year and place of birth for Peter?

Is Samuels her maiden name?

Is she a sister to Ivy or Fred?


Gemma Report 23 Sep 2008 19:31

Cathy Samuels is David and Peter's aunt but will have to confirm which parent she was related to.

Samuels is her married name.

I dont know Peter's DOB and neither does my godmother but she says he is older than David (he is 1960)

Thanks all


Gemma Report 25 Sep 2008 16:39

Just wanted to add that my godmother told me that David worked in a wine Factory near London Bridge at the time of my birth.. shame I cant seem to locate through google. Maybe some Londoners on here might know what it might have been called? I could call and ask about old employees.


Gemma Report 25 Sep 2008 18:49

Update: My godmother has confirmed David had an older sister called Pat (some pages back someone listed this as a name)


Gemma Report 25 Sep 2008 18:52



Request review

9th May 2008 21:10

Found a son

Frederick G Long mmn Bryan
Mar 1939
Vol: 1d
Page: 76

Found a daughter

Patricia I Long mmn Bryan
Jun 1941
vol: 5b
Page: 1036


Gemma Report 25 Sep 2008 18:58

Cathy Samuels is confirmed as Ivy's sister

Selena in South East London

Selena in South East London Report 25 Sep 2008 20:34

This seems to be about a famous Wine place at near London Bridge

Just out of interest, when was Cathy born and what was hers and Ivy's mothers maiden name?

Is this her birth reg? Same place and mmn as Ivy

Births Sep 1928
Bryan Kathleen E Johnson St.Olave 1d 153


Gemma Report 25 Sep 2008 20:51

mothers maiden name was Bryan. No further info on Cathy yet.


Gemma Report 25 Sep 2008 20:52

Ivy Lilian Long
Birth Date: 4 Nov 1919
Death Registration Month/Year: Nov 1994
Age at death (estimated): 75
Registration district: Southwark
Inferred County: London
Register number: A6A
Entry Number: 16


Gemma Report 29 Sep 2008 14:06

Hello all,

Today I got in contact with Nicola Veness who's mum is my biological fathers sister. (Patricia Long)

I have been given my fathers phone number and he is waiting for my call. I got a lovely email from Nicola telling me all about my family etc and how my dad has always spoke of me (which was nice)...

and now all I got to do is pluck up the courage to call my dad! :-)

I wish to thank everyone on here that helped me look for my family and searched through BT records and the rest. You have all been fantastic and shown great interest in my search.

Thank you all very much & good luck in your own searches!

Gemma Louise x

Selena in South East London

Selena in South East London Report 29 Sep 2008 14:17

Gemma, I am so pleased for you - well done you for hanging in there.

Hope it all goes well,



RutlandBelle Report 29 Sep 2008 14:20

Gemma, what a wonderful end to this thread which I have been following over the weeks. I am so pleased for you.
I'm sure you will have enough courage to phone your father, you've certainly shown it and your tenacity over this long search.
Wishing you every happiness, Jennifer


kay Report 29 Sep 2008 14:33

Gemma,Its been a long haul but youve got there.Wishing you both all the best .
Regards Kay