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Ben Report 17 Apr 2013 10:39

This is my birth father he was born in Barnsley in mid to late 1950's any help appreciated


Ben Report 17 Apr 2013 10:54

We received birth certificate this morning confirming his name it's just really strange because we can not find any records for him

Mike *

Mike * Report 17 Apr 2013 11:04

So the name on his birth cert is exactly as title?
How did you find it if no records ?

What year ?


Ben Report 17 Apr 2013 11:09

We just sent of for my birth certificate and it has his name on it as my father but can not find any records for him and we don't know exact date it was either 1956 or 1957


jax Report 17 Apr 2013 11:17

Maybe he was'nt born in the UK? Damien was'nt a common name in the 50s for this country...or he just called himself Damien?


Reggie Report 17 Apr 2013 11:26

Who registered your birth?

Who told you where and when this man was born?


Ben Report 17 Apr 2013 12:06

My mum and both father registered my birth and that is the name on the birth certificate and it also says he was born in barnsley


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 17 Apr 2013 12:16

Could it be that he was living in Barnsley? UK English BC don't give the place of birth for the parents

Was this a Scottish BC? Information is more detailed on those


Reggie Report 17 Apr 2013 12:25

The only info on the birth cert will be the address at the time..............and his occupation


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 17 Apr 2013 12:29

'Born in Barnsley' - could that have come from social services/adoption file?
Ben mentions "my birth father"

Without giving away too many of your personal details, where were you born or possibly where was your mother living? He might have been born in Barnsley, but lived close to her in Truro for instance


Reggie Report 17 Apr 2013 12:31

Is your birth the one registered in Huddersfield district?

You haven't recorded your POB on your entry on your GR tree


Ben Report 17 Apr 2013 12:34

No I was born in Portsmouth


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 17 Apr 2013 12:36

Does the BC give his occupation? Or an address for him? He might be listed on the historical ER


Reggie Report 17 Apr 2013 12:37

There's a birth in 1952 in Yorks for Anthony D...............might be worth checking out.


Reggie Report 17 Apr 2013 13:09


Is your birth cert where you can easily get it?

If so, please do so, and look at it and say exactly what info it contains about your father......


Ben Report 17 Apr 2013 13:48

It's says father Damien Antony heaton born Barnsley Yorkshire occupation hospital porter


Ben Report 17 Apr 2013 13:49

We have just found out he had/had a brother called Timothy and a sister called Jennifer and another sister


Ben Report 17 Apr 2013 14:00

The other sister was called Julie


Reggie Report 17 Apr 2013 15:23

Well, that's a first.........I have never known a parent's birthplace to be recorded on an English birth cert

It seems strange that you have suddenly unearthed three siblings for him.........

Try looking for their births .................


Ben Report 17 Apr 2013 18:43

My mum wasn't very happy about me wanting to find him due to get problems she had when they were together and she is the only person who can tell me things about him but she has now come round to the idea so today told me about his siblings. I was 2 when he left so I don't know or remember anything myself