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Why is it so hard to trace family history of recent years, parents and grandparents seemed to keep anything a bit dubious as a "not in front of the children" mentality hence that when it comes to unearthing where parents worked or what they did is very difficult. May be some one out there may know, any help much appreciated
 
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dave
 
Hi Dave thank you for replying I am trying to trace the work record of my mother and to be honest the rest of our family but I will start with my mother
born Iris Burdis 11/9/1914 born Sunderland then moved with her parents to Birkenhead Wirral married James millen 1939 I was born 1943 but not the son of James millen in fact never met him ,mother was living in London at this time and then moved back to birkenhead to live with her parents, she went to sea as a stewardess in late 1940,s early 50,s where was she during war years and what did she do any help much appreciated.
I add that she is long dead.
This situation is not only in my family but my wifes as well
rod
 
Hi Rod :)
Gores/Kellys Directory for 1938 has a Frederick Burdis
19 Jessamine Rd High Bebington Bhead, an angle ironsmith.
For the peeps, Iris birth in Sunderland has her mother's maiden name as Potts.

FreeBMD have a marriage for Iris Burdis in 1st qtr 1952 Birkenhead
to Arthur C.R Willis. Next to Iris surname is an asterisk which states Miller as her previous name, not Millen.


Ozn
 
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Hi Rod

I found this marriage

Albert C R Willis
Spouse Surname: Iris Miller Or Burdis
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1952
Registration district: Birkenhead Cheshire
Volume Number: 10a
Page Number: 144

Do you want to trace Iris's parentage or just in the 1990's
dave
 
Hi Rod :)
Gores/Kellys Directory for 1938 has a Frederick Burdis
19 Jessamine Rd High Bebington Bhead, an angle ironsmith.
For the peeps, Iris birth in Sunderland has her mother's maiden name as Potts.

Ozn

Is this your Frederick. Iris's born (Sep 1914) mother was a Potts

PreviewName: Frederick Burdis
Spouse Surname: Potts
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1914
Registration district: Sunderland
Inferred County: Durham
Volume Number: 10a

Frederick Burdis Jan-Feb-Mar 1914 Sunderland Durham
Lily Potts Jan-Feb-Mar 1914 Sunderland Durham
 
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I can see your birth record but I can't find any other children to Iris's two marriages. There are 2 trees on Ancestry which give Fredericks 6 siblings and info about most of them who were still in the Sunderland area., but not Frederick, his line finishes just before he married.

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dave
 
Hi Dave yes grandmothers name was potts and it is the latter years that I need to find the information on many thanks Rod
 
Hi
Iris died a/j qtr 1974 in Birkenhead ref 37-0601.
Albert Cecil R Willis born 13/2/1921 Totnes, Devon; died Oct 1984 Birkenhead ref 37-622

If you get the death cert, it could tell you who reported the death and where they lived

there are 10 Willis's listed in Birkenhead on www.192.com

dave
 
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