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Linda Report 5 Mar 2013 18:22

does anyone have any suggestions as to how i might find my grandfather. my mother was born out of wedlock and the only thing i know is that she has the name neville in her middle name. i take it to be her fathers name :-S


rootgatherer Report 5 Mar 2013 18:40

If there is no father named on the birth certificate and your mother doesn't know her father's name then anything would be based on guesswork. Neville may be either a given name or surname.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 5 Mar 2013 18:42

Hello Linda, I wouldn't assume that the name 'Neville' is your grandfather's name, it might just be a name that features somewhere in your mum's mother's line.

Realistically unless anyone still alive knows personal details, you won't be able to find out..unless the father paid anything for his child's keep? and documentation still exists?

Mike *

Mike * Report 5 Mar 2013 19:05

Have you found her baptism record ?

I have a birth certificate for one of my ancestors with no father named.... but he's named as "errant father" on the parish christening record !


Linda Report 6 Mar 2013 11:47

Thank you. Unfortunately my mum and grandmother have passed but I will certainly go and check the baptism records


andyhn Report 9 Mar 2013 16:08

It might be worth checking out any Nevilles' in the area just prior to the date of birth, at an appropriate age.