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Finding grandma's Russian birth father

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brigid Report 12 Oct 2014 13:38

Thanks to suggestions from GR members we found a court ordered Affiliation document with nana's father's full name George Jacob Fellman . we were then able to follow his trace on census to Wales where his photo was on his 1918 alien registration order more details + another photo came from his hospital admission records 1920 which gave his birthplace in Russia + that he was 2nd eldest of 12 siblings and named his sister Rebecca Bloch as next of kin.
Her Scottish death certificate gave both her parents names +confirmed some of our suppositions .
My advice would be to always get documents if you can ,if we'd been satisfied with just knowing dates for events such as alien registration +death we would not have been able to join the dots to go back another 2 generations in Russia .My original hope was to find half -siblings of my grandmother ....but her father seems to have remained single .....I'd still like to find descendents of his possible siblings .