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Possibly a POW in Germany?

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Petef Report 7 Dec 2021 16:45

My DNA Test shows I have a female relative born illegitimately in Germany, during WW11, One parent, the mother, was German. The father, English, probably in the Forces? possibly a POW? I have two "either/or" surnames for the father. These two surnames in my TREE are from Norfolk dating back more than 200 years
I do know the name and date of birth of my female relative but, as she is still alive, I cannot put those details on here. She always lived with her mother and says she has no knowledge of her birth father
I thought of trying to trace the whereabouts of all the males in the two Norfolk families during WW11? Does anyone know of any records/sites that could be helpful re details of English POW's in Germany? OR, are there any sites re illegitimate war-time births in Germany?
I would appreciate some help in starting off this search, thank you


ArgyllGran Report 7 Dec 2021 17:18

WW2 service records are still with the MOD and not generally available online .

Re British POWs in Europe, try these: (National Archives) ( Forces-War-Records)

Ancestry has a lot of WW2 births in Germany - not specifically illegitimate.
But almost all in Rostock


David Report 7 Dec 2021 19:19

Thank you so much

We'll start following up your advice now, thanks


ArgyllGran Report 7 Dec 2021 21:10

Article about German children of US fathers , not British - but interesting:

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 11 Feb 2022 08:45

Would hardly think the father was a prisoner of war because they would be in a camp

Maybe the father was taken in by a family and got together with the daughter

Troops wouldn’t be in one place for very long if they were fighting

Have you looked at male relatives who could also have been in the forces in ww.2