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Barry & Brian Smith

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Selina Report 26 Jan 2013 23:05

I am trying to trace Barry (b.1950) and Brian (b.1953) Smith. They were born in Tooting, London in the years shown. Their parents were John A Smith and Doris A Smith, previously Wilde.
I descend from Doris' side of the family. Doris' parents were Charles Frederick Wilde and Ada Wilde, previously Butcher.
If you are or know Barry or Brian then do please let me know.

Many thanks :-)


Lynski Report 26 Jan 2013 23:30

Have you tried "Search all Trees" under the Search button above.

If you find a possible match you can contact the tree owner to see if you have a connection.

I suggest you delete the automated message about "looking at their tree" and write your own message outlining who you are looking for etc.


Selina Report 27 Jan 2013 08:43

Thank you Lynski, yes I am currently working my way through those matches. I'm trying everything I can think of :-)


patchem Report 27 Jan 2013 08:44

Are Doris and John still alive?


patchem Report 27 Jan 2013 08:46

They appear to be Brian P and Barry J - you need all the help you can get with the surname Smith


Selina Report 27 Jan 2013 22:16

I have no idea if Doris and John are sill alive, I haven't found an obvious death record for Doris as yet.

I'm suspecting the J stood for John and the only P we have on Doris' side is for Percy. I don't know anything about the Fathers side. I will be ordering certificates; like you say, I need all the help I can get! :)


Selina Report 27 Jan 2013 22:19

I've been on Friendsreunited looking for them in schools local to where I know they lived when they were growing up, but no luck so far.