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A missing cousin

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Michael Report 10 May 2012 13:03

I would very much like to trace my cousin Paul Whiteside who was born in Blackpool in 1945.Paul is the only son of my late Uncle Harry & Aunt Mildred.
Should anyone know how I may be able to find him ( & I have tried both the message boards here & on Facebook with no success ) then I would be most grateful for your help.



Kay???? Report 10 May 2012 13:11

Michael have you given Friendsreunited a try with a name search?


Michael Report 10 May 2012 13:42

No,but I will give it a go.


brummiejan Report 10 May 2012 13:55

You could try - there is a Paul Whiteside in Blackpool, no middle initial which fits with your Paul.


Michael Report 10 May 2012 14:38

Thanks Jan.I have written to several P.Whitesides in the Fylde area with no success,including the Paul you are refering to.
Guess I'll just have to keep on searching.

Thanks anyway.


brummiejan Report 10 May 2012 14:52

Do you know if your aunt and uncle have died, and if so when? If you can find death records for them it might help, as chances are he will be the informant, and from this you can get an address to work with.


brummiejan Report 10 May 2012 14:54


Name: Mildred Whiteside
Birth Date: 13 Jan 1927
Date of Registration: Apr 2005
Age at Death: 78
Registration district: Blackpool
Inferred County: Lancashire
Register Number: C19D
District and Subdistrict: 581/1C
Entry number: 220


Michael Report 10 May 2012 17:24


This sounds very much like my Aunt Mildred.I know that her husband Harry died in 1993 in Preston & these dates would make him 5 years older than her.
As I'm very unfamiliar with these things,could you tell me please,how I can see a copy of the death records? Are they available on this site,or do I need to go through some other official channels?
Sorry to be a pain,but I feel as though this could be the best lead so far.
Thanks again so much to both yourself & your colleagues for all your help over the past couple of years.
The search goes on!


brummiejan Report 10 May 2012 17:38

You have to order the death cert. This can be done online from the GRO. You need to register, and use a credit/debit card. Alternatively there is a form you can download if you prefer.
Certs cost £9.25 and are sent by post - usually take a week or so.
You need all the info on the entry above to order the cert.



brummiejan Report 10 May 2012 17:43

Just to say, if any doubt about the death, you might want to get Harry's cert instead - the downside being it is so much earlier.

Name: Harry Whiteside
Birth Date: 7 Aug 1922
Date of Registration: Aug 1993
Age at Death: 71
Registration district: Preston and South Ribble
Inferred County: Lancashire
Register Number: D39C
District and Subdistrict: 5881D
Entry number: 210



brummiejan Report 10 May 2012 17:47

Also - looking on there is a Mildred Whiteside on electoral register Preston 2002-2005. Might be worth checking out.


Michael Report 10 May 2012 19:05

Strange how everything comes back to Preston.I will certainly obtain copies of both death certificates & as I live in Preston myself I shouldn't have any problem following this up.
Thanks once again for everything.I appreciate that yourself & your colleagues are all volunteers who give their time freely & you don't know just what a great help & support you've been.

Thanks again,


brummiejan Report 10 May 2012 19:09

Good luck Michael, do let us know how you get on.


Michael Report 21 May 2012 12:45

Not worked out as I had hoped.I ordered the death certificates for both Mildred Whiteside & also for the lady who I believed was my mother,a May Bell who died in Leeds in 2001,but it transpires that neither of them is the right person.
Is my mother still alive?
The people I am trying to trace are May Bell (nee Whiteside ) born 1919 in Lancashire.Married Richard John Bell in 1942.Had 3 children John(1942),June (1946) & myself in 1945 & has since disappeared off the face of the earth along with John & June.
Mildred was the wife of my uncle Harry ( whose death certificate I have ordered today) & they have a son Paul,who I have also been unable to trace.


brummiejan Report 21 May 2012 23:16

Hello again! A pity those things didn't work out - hopefully Harry's death cert will be more helpful.
Do you know May's exact birth date?

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 22 May 2012 01:07


When did she disappear?


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 22 May 2012 01:12


This is probably Mildred's birth:

Births Jun 1923
SUTCLIFFE Mildred Mayer Fylde 8e 954


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 22 May 2012 01:28


Have you tried contacting Paul through Search Trees at the top. Looks like he's added his name 3 times. Try sending a message to all 3.



Michael Report 23 May 2012 09:42

Dear Jan & Rose,

May's birth date was 25th September 1919 in Lancashire & when I say she disappeared what I mean is I simply haven't been able to find any trace of her.
The last address I have is when she stayed with her mother Catherine at 46,Acregate Lane in Preston in 1945.
She appears to have given birth ti June in Northumberland, but that's as much as I have been able to discover.
Still better luck with Harry's side of the family I hope.
As for the Paul who posts on here.I have tried contacting quite a number of Paul or P.Whitesides & none have been the right one,but I will try these again.
Thanks once again for all your help.



brummiejan Report 23 May 2012 11:10

Can I just ask how you know the May Bell who died 2001 is not yours? I can see why you sent for it, same birth date - quite a co-incidence.