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

Genes Extras

Genes Reunited subscription bonuses

As a way of saying thank you to our subscribers, we have launched Genes Extras. You'll find exclusive competitions and discounts on family history magazines, days out and much more.

Take me to Genes Extras

Icons

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

geoffrey rayner

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Ambrose

Ambrose Report 24 Nov 2013 13:52

Hi i am looking for a geoffrey rayner born abt 1940 in leeds yorkshire, He was in the army in germany 1965 he married a german girl kathe they had a son peter.
geoffrey divorced and later married someone else, his son peter saw him the odd occasion but lost contact about 20 years ago
hope someone can help xx

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 24 Nov 2013 14:31

Have you tried to find his second marriage

patchem

patchem Report 24 Nov 2013 14:41

Have you found his birth record to see if he has any middle names, to help with identification?

http://www2.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

Added:
He appears to have been a member of genes - suggest you try to contact him.

Could you say how you are related to him?
Thanks

patchem

patchem Report 24 Nov 2013 14:47

I was going to suggest looking for his brother Eric - but he is in your tree, so presumably Eric is not in contact with him?

Ambrose

Ambrose Report 24 Nov 2013 15:02

no contact with his brother his second wife died in 1987 and he has no middle names i have all his family on my tree just dont know what has happend to him x

patchem

patchem Report 24 Nov 2013 16:01

Did he marry his second wife and then stay in that area before she died - if so, where?

Have you looked for a third marriage, and also his possible death using his date of birth?

Have you tried 192.com, as not many as Geoffrey Rayner?

Have you tried to contact him though genes?

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link!

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 24 Nov 2013 21:10

Not seeing a death for a female Rayner in 1987 that could possibly be his wife so is he still in Germany? You don't give any mention of a location.

Rose

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link!

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 24 Nov 2013 21:20

Have you tried sending him a message on this site? He has 2 accounts on here?

Rose

Ambrose

Ambrose Report 25 Nov 2013 06:27

he would be 73 he is not in germany ,there is the death of his wife in bmd and yes i sent messages to the geoffrey rayner on this site they are not opened

patchem

patchem Report 25 Nov 2013 07:05

Is this the marriage and death, as she was 13 years older than him?

Just to give us some idea of last known location - or has he moved since then?

Geoffrey Rayner
Spouse Surname: Wright
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1974
Registration District: Leeds
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume Number: 2c
Page Number: 481
Iris H Wright Rayner Jan-Feb-Mar 1974 Leeds Yorkshire West Riding

Iris Helen Rayner
Birth Date: 14 Apr 1927
Date of Registration: Jun 1987
Age at Death: 60
Registration District: Leeds
Inferred County: Yorkshire
Volume: 5
Page: 532

Added:
She appears to be in your tree, so correct person presumably.

Did she have any children from any previous marriages who may know more about him - or is Wright definitely her maiden name? Could it have been Harding?

Ambrose

Ambrose Report 25 Nov 2013 07:14

yes thats right

Ambrose

Ambrose Report 25 Nov 2013 07:19

she didnt have any children to geoffrey she was married before her maiden name was harding

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Nov 2013 10:53

Who registered the death of his wife?

Have you looked for the man in the Leeds area phone book?

Have you looked for a further marriage? He'd only have been 46/7 when he was widowed

patchem

patchem Report 25 Nov 2013 18:35

Iris originally married in Bradford in 1948.

There is a Wright/Harding birth in Leeds in 1949, who could be a daughter of Iris.

Do you know of her, and if so, could she have kept in contact with Geoffrey?

Ambrose

Ambrose Report 25 Nov 2013 18:58

yes christine not been in contact with any of iris family plus her mother died 26 years ago geoffrey didnt marry again but we hurd he was living with somebody

patchem

patchem Report 25 Nov 2013 21:53

When did you hear that he was living with somebody, and was that still in Leeds?

How do you know that they did not subsequently marry?

Reggie

Reggie Report 26 Nov 2013 14:45

And have you looked in the phone book? Or not..........................

What is your connection........if any?

Ambrose

Ambrose Report 26 Nov 2013 20:25

Yes i have checked the phone book And yes he is a relative