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Carolina

Carolina Report 7 Apr 2008 00:36

my hubby was born before he as no more siblings to ask

carolina xx

Carolina

Carolina Report 7 Apr 2008 00:47

of to bed now thank you for all your help

carolina xx

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 7 Apr 2008 02:40

Carolina,

Perhaps you can try the local papers at the time or try the local register office.

Rose

Sheila

Sheila Report 7 Apr 2008 09:55

So the birth was actually reg but the address did not exist ........ I am wondering why the police would have got in touch with the GRO, not wanting to jump the gun, but could a baby have been taken in the area, and they where looking for leads.
If cannot see why someone would reg the birth but give a false address, it would be easier not to register the birth at all.
Could she have been homeless at the time ? Where did you husband live if he was born before this baby did they have the same surname `?

°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o°

°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o° Report 7 Apr 2008 10:35

In 1970 family allowance wasn't paid for the first child.

MaryfromItaly

MaryfromItaly Report 7 Apr 2008 11:16

If the police investigation resulted in a prosecution, there should be a write-up in the local paper, which you can find in the library of the area concerned.

Sheila

Sheila Report 7 Apr 2008 13:26

Hi Reggie,

Sorry I should have re-phrased that a bit better, the house existed but had not been occupied.
Could it be that she was homeless and did not want to say?
I wonder what address she had the birth down as, was it the same house or a hospital ? maybe some hospital records exist.
Think myself I would contact the local police station in that area to try and establish what set of the alarm bells for them to have been investigating and to contact GRO.

KeithInFujairah

KeithInFujairah Report 7 Apr 2008 14:10

Just a thought.
Perhaps she was late registering the birth and gave a false address to avoid possible prosecution?

Carolina

Carolina Report 7 Apr 2008 17:04

hi sheila she wasn't homeless my husband was 23 when the baby was born and not living with his mum he was told about the baby's birth by his mum when he went to visit

carolina xx

MaryfromItaly

MaryfromItaly Report 7 Apr 2008 17:21

I think I would try Social Services. Tell them your husband thinks he had a brother who may have been adopted, and see if they can find any record in the area.

If the police were brought in and a baby actually existed, Social Services would have been called in too.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 7 Apr 2008 17:28

Did your husband have any sisters? Perhaps the baby belonged to the sister but your husband's mother tried to pass the baby off as hers.

Rose

Carolina

Carolina Report 7 Apr 2008 17:36

he had no more siblings

carolina xx

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 7 Apr 2008 18:05

Carolina,

Can you give us any more background info? How old was your m-i-l when she had the baby? I assume she was in her 40s at the time.

Did your husband visit her when she was pregnant? What about the baby's father?

Rose

Carolina

Carolina Report 7 Apr 2008 18:10

she was 41 the baby's father was not in the picture no my husband didn't see her when she was pregnant

carolina xx

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 7 Apr 2008 18:12

Have you checked this site to see who else has your m-i-l in their tree?

Rose

Carolina

Carolina Report 7 Apr 2008 18:21

yes i have rose

carolina xx

Alistair

Alistair Report 7 Apr 2008 19:43

There is a well known scam which features finding the identity of a child which has died, and setting up a false identity in that name, in order to facilitate a benefits fraud.

Alistair

MaryfromItaly

MaryfromItaly Report 7 Apr 2008 21:02

True, but if you were using the identity of a deceased child, you wouldn't need to register a non-existent birth, would you?

Victoria

Victoria Report 7 Apr 2008 21:14

Carolina,

I think you need to go to the library to see what you can find from the local papers around that date/year. It is amazing what is published so you may gleam something from that. If not, the Police as already suggested.

Good Luck

Jane

JackieinEssex

JackieinEssex Report 7 Apr 2008 21:25

Have you tried looking to see if anything is in a local paper around that time? As it appears to be a strange story I feel sure it would have been reported in the papers.