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Find children of ancestors

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Jackie22 Report 9 May 2020 01:20

Can someone please tell me how I can find out if my great grandmother had more than the two children I know about.

I’ve asked this question before but never managed to do it.
Please give me an ‘idiots guide’



ArgyllGran Report 9 May 2020 13:32

Duplicate thread.

Replies on this thread:


patchem Report 15 May 2020 08:13

Poster must have posted 3 times, and the thread with replies on has been deleted.


ArgyllGran Report 15 May 2020 08:50

Jackie will have realised, from the replies and explanations I know she was given, that finding the birth of a hypothetical illegitimate child is virtually impossible, without huge amounts of work or expense, even if registered under the mother 's surname and not the unknown father's, particularly when you don't know where or when (within quite a wide time-frame - c1879-1905-ish from memory) the child might have been born, if at all.

There were at least a dozen illegitimate births under the right surname. A few were able to be found on later records with their various mothers, and ruled out, but most weren't.


ErikaH Report 15 May 2020 10:04

There were 4 posts of this version of the OP’s request, due to a GR ‘blip’

She has deleted one, but not noticed the rest, although she was told about them

This relates to at least two other threads which have been dealt with at length.

This is one of them