Find Living Relatives

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

The British Newspaper Archive

British Newspaper Archive

Read about historical events at the time they were happening. Perhaps you'll discover your ancestor in their local newspaper?

Start searching


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts


ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link!

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 4 Jan 2013 20:14

When was her 2nd child born, so we can rule out years after that?



Paulette Report 4 Jan 2013 19:02

Thanks will do that.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 Jan 2013 18:17

Try looking at Freebmd for England and Wales births.

Use the parameters 1940 - 1960, surname Heffernan, mother's maiden name Heffernan....that's assuming she was unmarried at the time.

There are a number of births of a son, although none specifically in the Brentford, Twickenham, Richmond areas.

If you click on the Blue Registration district name, a new window opens up to allow you to find out which areas are covered.


Paulette Report 4 Jan 2013 17:24

thats the problem, we known she may of come over when she was 16, but lived some of her youth in care, We say from 1942 a male child was born to her. This was from her medical records, but was taken by staff while they were trying to read the information and when requested they said they had been lost after her death.
Very long shot unless the person in question is looking for his birth mother and has records.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 2 Jan 2013 17:59

Approx year of birth please?


Paulette Report 2 Jan 2013 17:51

Looking for a male Heffernan born either in Ireland or England, it a very long shot and he was born in a home run by nuns and taken from his mother who name was Eliza Heffernan, also known as Lilly and Lizzie.
He was likely to have been adopted so may of never been registared under Heffernan. Possibly places of birth could be Thomastown and Carrick on Suir In Ireland or even Dublin. For birth in England possible Wales or the Brentford, Twickenham, Richmond area.
Eliza was born in 1926 in Thomastown her mother was kate or kathleen Hefffernan. father unknown. She may of been sent to her aunts Mollie, Peg and Annie in Twickenham which would of been after 1932.
you have 3 half siblings. All info welcome