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where to start?????

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Lynne

Lynne Report 30 Jun 2013 21:36

I am trying to locate my moms father. All we know about him is his name and an estimate of his birth year. And some slight family history about what happened in his life after my mom was born. I have no clue where to start or how to start searching etc. Any help would be very appreciated. Many thanks carrie luty

KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Jun 2013 21:38

Welcome .................................

With his date of birth could he still be alive Possible not could put his name here and we will look at possible marriages and deaths !

have you tried 192.c0m place to search for people ...new telephone directory!

have you tried facebook!

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 30 Jun 2013 21:45

Have you got any certs to help with your request

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 30 Jun 2013 21:51

Was he married to your grandmother? And do you know where he was born?
Any extra info you can find will help you.
Jan

Lynne

Lynne Report 30 Jun 2013 21:59

Hello his name is ken kitson.. he wasn't married to my grandmother. Approx year of birth is 1927. He was ten years older than my grandmother and she was 78 this year.
My mom is from birmingham and was born april 1953. The only other info we have is that he was said to have married another woman who already had 2 girls and never had any more children. Also that he ran a pub. This is everything we know.my grandmother isn't very forthcoming with info.

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 30 Jun 2013 22:07

Not sure obviously:


England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007 about Kenneth Kitson
Name: Kenneth Kitson
Birth Date: 22 Dec 1927
Date of Registration: Jan 2000
Age at Death: 72
Registration District: Birmingham
Inferred County: Warwickshire
Register Number: E8B
District and Subdistrict: 0611E
Entry number: 120

Jan

KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Jun 2013 22:09

So I,m afraid hes passed away

what other info did you want ?

or just help to find family tree stuff?

Lynne

Lynne Report 30 Jun 2013 22:12

We just wanted to find out about him and possibly trace the potential step sisters. Thankyou x

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 30 Jun 2013 22:15

Might it be worth getting the death cert? Obviously impossible to say for definite if it is the right person, but there will be useful info on there which might help you track down his family, if only to exclude him.
Jan

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 30 Jun 2013 22:17

The only possible marriage I can see in the area is in Bromsgrove 1962. Would this fit in any way?

Lynne

Lynne Report 30 Jun 2013 22:17

I must sound so clueless how would I find the cert

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 30 Jun 2013 22:21

You can order certs online from the GRO - they cost £9.25.

http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/

All the info you need is provided in what I have put above.

Assuming the informant knew it, his place of birth will be given. In addition there will be his address, and the name & address of the informant, plus their relationship to him.

Good luck!

Jan

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 30 Jun 2013 22:22

Just to add - you do not sound clueless. Most of us who help out have been researching our family trees for years and you just get to know stuff!
Jan

Lynne

Lynne Report 30 Jun 2013 22:23

Thankyou so muchh x

Lynne

Lynne Report 30 Jun 2013 22:43

Sorry to ask again how would I find out his date of death x

KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Jun 2013 22:47

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007 about Kenneth Kitson
Name: Kenneth Kitson
Birth Date: 22 Dec 1927
Date of Registration: Jan 2000
Age at Death: 72
Registration District: Birmingham
Inferred County: Warwickshire
Register Number: E8B
District and Subdistrict: 0611E
Entry number: 120

This is called a death enrty its the same as when a child is born but this is for POssibly his death
Now order this certificate ....JUst like a birth on from GRO at £ 9.25
They will ask for some details which are above ...if you get stuck ask us again

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 30 Jun 2013 22:47

There are only 2 ways. One is to get the death cert. The other is to see if there is a newspaper announcement.
However, I am not sure you will find the newspapers for this time online, and unfortunately B'ham archives are closed until September, when the new library opens.
Jan

KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Jun 2013 22:51

GRO holds all Births marriages and death records and our passport office

so as Birmingham is closed go to GRO its very safe

The death certificate will give

who died when possible where
who was giving the info to the regesrty office
and that MAY give a clue to who he had around him ....posible a new wife or even a child

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 30 Jun 2013 23:02

Not sure what you mean KempinaPartyhat.
I wasn't suggesting that Lynne got her cert from Bham registry office, though she could if she wanted to as it is operating normally.
I was responding to her question about finding the date of death.
Normally it is possible to look in newspaper archives but as these would be at the central library they are temporarily unavailable.
Not entirely sure why you are repeating all info & advice already given!
:-S :-S

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 1 Jul 2013 10:13

The easiest and cheapest way to buy a cert is from the GRO - their online service is secure.

From the GRO the cost is £9.25 all in (takes around 7 days - often less, but when Who Do You Think You Are is on can take longer as more people decide to start their own research having seen this programme)

From Local Registration Offices - £9.25-£9.50 plus P & P.. (can take up to 7 days)

NEVER buy from anywhere other than these two places. All others just act as middlemen and charge for their services, some as much as £25.00 plus the price of the certificate.