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Need help finding my birth mother please!

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patchem Report 21 Nov 2012 21:57

Flip posted above:

Looks like the family were in the Woolwich area from 1959. Grandmother Thelma alone on ERs 1959-61, then with Norman D 1962-65, and in 1962/3 there was also a Arthur P (no idea how he is related though). The address was 3 Academy Place, Woolwich, SE18. Obviously the children would not appear until at least 1965 as they would be under 21.

So is Andrew P the 'missing brother'?

There is a marriage for an Andrew Squire (Not Andrew P) in Petersfield in 1971. Co-incidence?

Sorry, I do not know why I changed from Arthur to Andrew. Probably one popped up in the correct area.


Andyb68 Report 21 Nov 2012 22:47

Hi patchem, yes I think this could possibly be right, I read through the posts again and saw it. I have been trying to find his birth and can't find anything that could be an exact match. Thanks again!

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 21 Nov 2012 23:11

Andrew or Arthur P?


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 21 Nov 2012 23:15

There's an Arthur P M who marries in Woolwich in the 60s. Unfortunately, there's a death for an Arthur Patrick M in 2004 who was born 1940.


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 21 Nov 2012 23:19

His widow (2nd wife) is on Facebook and a son too.



Andyb68 Report 22 Nov 2012 15:50

Thanks Rose, I will have a look at this!


Andyb68 Report 24 Dec 2012 15:44

Hi everyone, I would just like to let everyone who were extremely kind to help me that I have recieved a Christmas card from a member of my natural family today. I had almost given up hope as I hadn't recieved anything before now, they have also passed a letter on to my birth mum too. Merry Christmas to everyone and thank you so much again!


brummiejan Report 24 Dec 2012 15:55

Wow, Andy, that is fantastic news - thanks for letting us know.
Have a wonderful Christmas, and wishing you lots of luck now you have contact with your birth family.


Flip Report 24 Dec 2012 16:51

That's brilliant news Andy, I hope everything goes well for you.

Best wishes


patchem Report 24 Dec 2012 17:15

Happy Christmas, Andy.

Remember never to give up.


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 25 Dec 2012 05:09

Wonderful news Andy. I haven't helped on this thread asI have just noticed it and read from start to finish.

And what a finish!

Have a really happy Christmas and a great 2013.
Remember though to take it slowely as you meet/speak to your birth family.
I hope everything goes well for all of you.


Andyb68 Report 27 Dec 2012 19:43

Hi guys, thanks again for support, although I am quite excited about this development I will now wait and see if my mum contacts me, at least I know now she has my address and can write to me if she wishes, at the moment I am happy with that.


Andyb68 Report 17 Jan 2013 19:33

Hi guys, just letting you know, I have had a very positive letter from my birth mum! She says she is very pleased to hear from me and has said she would be delighted to help with the family tree, I am very pleased and very grateful for all the help and advise, I couldn't have done it without you! I also feel very lucky to have found her so quickly. Although I understand my original post caused some controversy, I don't regret it at all and I am so pleased I posted it.


Flip Report 17 Jan 2013 20:07

Hi Andy,

I'm really glad to hear your news! I hope you manage to get to know her and fill in the gaps in your past. Don't expect too much, and you won't be disappointed. I met my mother for the first time 3 years ago and we visit each other regularly - but I'm one of the lucky ones and have never regretted finding her.

Your posts were never controversial, you were discrete and only gave out info we could all find easily with just the names. Sometimes, like on your post, researchers get caught up in arguments between themselves and I regret my part in that, I should have ignored the jibes.

Good luck & all the best,


Colin Report 18 Jan 2013 01:48

Hi Andy,
read your thread with interest, Good luck and best wishes. It is often advised on here by helpers to contact Norcap,as you were. I would like to point out that Norcap have ceased trading since Monday 14th January 2013. I'm sure that this will be very disappointing for people awaiting their services.Such a pity.


diane Report 18 Jan 2013 13:40

hi i am looking to see if my birth mother is still alive her name was eileen f richardson born in camberwell she moved to southampton in 1972 i believe she is now in a home any help please reply


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 18 Jan 2013 14:57

Diane, it would be worth starting a thread of your own, in the search for your birth mother.

Good luck!


Sheila Report 23 Jan 2013 00:02

Diane if you need any help still let me know I am on an adoptee support group on FB


Traci Report 23 Jan 2013 12:00

Its really great news that you now have contact with your birth
family. How did they manage to trace you? I hope it was by reading this Thread. Wishing you all the best Andy,


Traci Report 24 Jan 2013 21:12

If you really feel the need to contact me re a comment I made on this thread more than two months ago, please voice your opinions on here What you have just written to me this evening is neither Private nor Confidential, no need for a PM at all.