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Trying to trace mssing Sister

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brummiejan Report 27 Jan 2013 12:42

Have you got the marriage cert? Might be worth a look, as if nothing else it might give names of some Yartey family members, not least Adamah's father. And it will give her middle name, not sure if that would help but you never know!
I can't find a trace of a Jane Yartey anywhere, including marriage or death, or any offspring in England.


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 27 Jan 2013 08:02

and sign of Jane though if it is him

Name: Adamah Yartey
Gender: Male
Age: 28
Birth Date: abt 1926
Departure Date: 28 Jan 1954
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination Port: Takoradi, Ghana
Ship Name: Apapa
Search Ship Database: Search the 'Apapa' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Elder Dempster Lines, Limited
Official Number: 182411
Master: A G Baptiste


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 27 Jan 2013 07:49

Name: Adamah Yartey
Year: 1947
County or Borough: Kensington and Chelsea
Ward or Division/Constituency: Kensington
Street Address: 12 Colville Mansions

Electoral roll...


Lynne Report 27 Jan 2013 06:58

Yes it is, found out his father owned a garage in or around the Stepney area, and she worked on the buses as a bus conductress. Apart from that, still nothing. I suspect that perhaps yes they did emigrate somewhere.

My initial thoughts was perhaps that he had been army or something and had decided to go back to the USA. But that was before I found out about the father. He would possibly have emigrated here from West Africa/


brummiejan Report 22 Mar 2012 11:41

Is this an African name (sounds that way to me).


Lynne Report 21 Mar 2012 20:15

Shirley, thanks very much for your attempts, I drew a blank as well looking in the deaths, and possible births sections. Even tried old telephone numbers of Yartey in the Kensington area without progress

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 2 Mar 2012 23:12

not seeing any other info perhaps they went abroad

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 2 Mar 2012 23:03

Name: Adamah Gartey
Spouse Surname: Sellars
Date of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1950
Registration district: Kensington
Inferred County: Middlesex
Volume Number: 5c
Page Number: 3007
Find Spouse: Jane C Sellars


Lynne Report 2 Mar 2012 22:37

Her parents were
James Sellars 1904 and Annie Oldfield 1908
Have just found out that she married in 1950 to a Adamah Gartey (as in the census but pretty sure it is Yartey).

Hope this helps with the help thanks.

John Sellars and Mary Wilson are relatives as well


ellieathome Report 4 Oct 2011 17:13

This her parents
John Sellars 1902 –
Mary Wilson



ellieathome Report 4 Oct 2011 17:08

Is that her maiden name ?



brummiejan Report 4 Oct 2011 15:42

OK! How sure are you she moved to England? Not wanting to be negative, but if you have her exact birth date it might be possible to check in case she has died - this is do-able 1970-2005 on Ancestry, assuming the informant knows her DOB of course.
Otherwise you are looking for a marriage. I assume she had no middle initial?


Lynne Report 4 Oct 2011 15:28

My sis Jan


brummiejan Report 3 Oct 2011 22:40

There is one member with jane in their tree - have you tried contacting her? Use 'search trees' above.


Lynne Report 3 Oct 2011 22:34

Jane Sellars..b.1929 Paisley Scotland. ? Stepney, London area