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9yr search for sister may have had a breakthrough

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Valerie Report 17 Jan 2013 13:41

Hi Rosemary
The 'National Library of NZ' (Auckland) (on-line) has an 'Ask a Librarian' service ...they will check their records including elelctoral rolls (past & present) and newspaper death notices -for less common names.

The 'National Library of Aus' (Canberra) also offers an 'Ask a Librarian' service.

Valerie (WAus)


Rosemary Report 17 Jan 2013 15:29

Thankyou very much Valerie. I will look in to that.
Many thanks
Rosemary :-)


Rosemary Report 20 Jan 2013 20:36

Hello everyone,
I'm on a different course at the minute. It's something I have thought of before.
Did Mary take Holy Orders, and in that way 'drop out of society'?
Does anyone know if there are any lists in the UK for people who have done this, especially in the 1960s please?
It is a possibility. We have searched for hard for Mary, and have hit so many brick walls!
If anyone has any ideas on this, please let me know.

Many thanks
Rosemary :-(


Rosemary Report 21 Jan 2013 23:32

We heard from the Convent in Birmingham, our Mary didn't join the Order.
We have had a breakthrough re the Palm Court hotel.
I will let you know if we have any luck.
But we think Mary changed her name before she married.



Rosemary Report 22 Jan 2013 21:43

Does anyone know please, if a baby can be registered 6 months later with a different surname, other than through adoption?