I am looking for help with this family and because the name is fairly poplular have have hit a brickwall. I have a marriage certificate dated 1923 the groom is Albert Edward Thomas he is age 18, a Porter & Packer, Residence at time of marriage was 71 Oakley St. His father was Albert Edward Thomas and his occupation was Shoeblack (a person who cleans shoes I believe). I have looked and cannot come up with any way of going backwards with both Alberts. I have Albert E Thomas in 1939 Register 71 Baylis Rd, S. E. 1 and his birth date is 15 Apr 1905. (This is definately my Albert) I have not been able to find the birth index which could have helped. I don't know if this family always lived in London either. There is one other clue on the Marriage certificate a witness M F Thomas. Hoping someone on this forum could have a look and see what they can come up with. There are other Albert Thomas's in the 1939 Register that may help but I don't have a full subscription to FMP to look at them. I thank you in advance!