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Having started researching my family history, my asked me to try and find out more about her uncle.
The problem is that we know very little about his origin, as he never spoke about his family and we only know that he had an older brother. He also claimed not to have a birth certificate, which may be true as I have been unable locate an index entry for his birth. If this is true does this make him an immigrant, if so how would I find out more about his origins.

thanks for any help you can give

Andrew
 

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Hi Andrew,

Welcome to the forum. First of all you missed out on your thread who asked you to find out about her uncle? What dates are we looking at? Is the uncle blood related? is it on her father or mothers side. Assuming that they share the same bloodline then the fathers name would be on the marriage certificate of her father, aunt and also her uncles if he married.

To mention that he may be an immigrant could possibly be, but there must be a cause as to why you think he is other than no birth cert. There could be other reasons, illigitimate, adopted, changed his name. My grandad always said he didnt have a middle name and I'm unable to trace him because he supposidly changed his name, possibly used his middle name for his 1st and his first name shortned to become his surname (I do have a candidate now who fits the bill).

Later records are harder to look at because of the date protection act, where the earlier ones eg like the 1901 census and b/4 are available.

I dont know if this is much help, but post what details you have and perhaps we can all put on our thinking caps and see what we can do.

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Hi Julie,

Thanks for your reply, it was my mum that asked me. Unfortunately he wasn't a blood relative he was married to my Grandma's sister (ie. my mum's aunt.) So getting his father's name from their marriage certificate would be a possibility.

The reason that I think he could be an immigrant is that another of my mum's aunt's seams to think that he may of anglicised his surname to Frederick from Friederick. I will try to find out more info about this from her.
In the mean time how would I go about finding out if he was illegitimate, Adopted or changed his name?
He was born in July 1913 so I know that I cannot Look him upon any census records yet but would this affect looking at other records?

Thank for any help
Andrew
 

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Hi Andrew,

Legal adoptions index from 1927 (which may be a bit late for your mums uncle) are held at the Family Records Centre, see link below. Prior to that I'm not to sure about any records.

http://www.familyrecords.gov.uk/

The link below is to the national archives at Kew they have plenty of information on how to look or use the resources.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Julie
 

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