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...... The Scarlet Pimpernel!

Royton, nr. Oldham.
...... They seek him here, they seek him there .... They seek him everywhere!!

How do you set about finding an ancestor that doesn't seem to want to be found?
My first finding of the family was the 1841 census where 4 siblings where living with the eldest siblings wife's family where living at Birtle cum Bamford, nr Bury, Lancashire, within a coal mining community.
My ancestor George Moss born c.1829 was the youngest child, there was two girls, and the married sibling Charles Moss, who later changed his name to Whitemoss.
In 1841 there was no sign of the parents, no sign previously of the Baptisms of the children, or marriage of the parents.
All I know is that the siblings father was called George Moss, and that each of the siblings acknowledged him in their marriage record!