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i have become a new member today and am looking to trace my family my fathers name was Arthur Foulds and he was born in Rochdale lancs 0n 28/11/1902 he later married a lady called Ida and the last address i have for them is 23 Raymond road Norhtenden Manchester . I am trying to trace my family roots as when my father died in January 1974 i was told my an aunt that the lady I thought was my mun was indeed my stepmother and in fact my mother was this lady called Ida .I never met any of my fathers family and would dearly like to know my other family
 

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Hi Susan,
I am new here today too, but maybe I can help you to get started?
Is your birth name Susan Foulds and when and where were you born?
Have you seen your own birth certificate? Is your mother named as Ida or your 'stepmother'? That would be a start.
You then need to get a copy of your father's marriage certificate(s) to find out who his father was, then you can start to trace his family.
I have had a quick look at the birth records and there is an Arthur Foulds born in Apr/May/Jun in 1901 in Rochdale - could that be him?
Bye for now
Hawkeye.
 
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Hi Susan,
I am new here today too, but maybe I can help you to get started?
Is your birth name Susan Foulds and when and where were you born?
Have you seen your own birth certificate? Is your mother named as Ida or your 'stepmother'? That would be a start.
You then need to get a copy of your father's marriage certificate(s) to find out who his father was, then you can start to trace his family.
I have had a quick look at the birth records and there is an Arthur Foulds born in Apr/May/Jun in 1901 in Rochdale - could that be him?
Bye for now
Hawkeye.
thanks for your reply

my father was Arthur foulds and his birth date was 28/11/1902 my stepmnothers name was Jean Mary West
I have only a copy of my birth certificate I was born in Sale cheshire on 5th May 1949 . I cannot get a copy of my father wedding cerficiates as I do not know the dates of his marriages or my moithers maiden name .Any other suggestions would be helpful .Sue
 

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Hi Susan,

I had a look at the births June 1/4 1949 Susan Foulds came up with mothers maiden name West assuming this is the right one. Is there anyone else in the family you can ask. It looks to me that if your aunt was right then (which personally I think was a cruel thing to tell you without any backup). Is your aunt still alive does she know more? perhaps there are other members of the family that may know something and finally what about Jean? did you ask her.

Julie
 

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Susan,

Found this marriage district Bucklow Dec 1/4 1948 Arthur Foulds spouse Long or West. Checked under both West and Long. Jean M,. West spouse Foulds, Jean M Long spouse Foulds same details. It looks as though Jean had been married before to a Long either widowed or divorced.

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Susan,

Found this marriage district Bucklow Dec 1/4 1948 Arthur Foulds spouse Long or West. Checked under both West and Long. Jean M,. West spouse Foulds, Jean M Long spouse Foulds same details. It looks as though Jean had been married before to a Long either widowed or divorced.

Julie
hi Julie

Thanks very much for the info I have only a brother alive who lives in South Africa and he is as much in the dark as I am in fact it was me who told him the family history what little i know . It is quite possible that Jean was married before as i remember as a child being told about a Bert Long who was in the land army with jean although she never let on it was her ex husband . I am more interested in my dads first wife (my mum) i think and his family your interst and news is very very much appreciated
sue
 

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Hi Sue,

I did look back as far as 1936 for a marriage for your father, but nothing turned up with anyone called Ida. If he was married before have you tried looking for a divorce? If he was married to this Ida then there would be a certain time factor for the divorce to go through so he was either in contact with his ex wife after splitting up or he had met someone else.

Julie

PS It would be nice to know how you get on with this.
 
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Hi Sue,

I did look back as far as 1936 for a marriage for your father, but nothing turned up with anyone called Ida. If he was married before have you tried looking for a divorce? If he was married to this Ida then there would be a certain time factor for the divorce to go through so he was either in contact with his ex wife after splitting up or he had met someone else.

Julie

PS It would be nice to know how you get on with this.
hi /julie
All i know is that Ida died but I dont know when all i have left of my dad is his army pat book which states that iun 1944 his wife was Ida and that they lived in 23 Raymond Road Noirthenden Manchester

Sue
 

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