Family History

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  1. Hayles66

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    I haven't done it myself but I know my stepmother has reunited with 3 sisters and she sees one every year(lives in South Africa) and the other lived nearby for a while. They were all separated when the parents split up and all contact was severed. My stepmother found out that the south African actually lived in the same city (Durban, South Africa) as her for 20 years and they didn't know it. They were all born in the north of England. How about that for coincidence!

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  2. Richard Brown

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    Your story is similar to the half? Sisters'? reunion in S. Africa as shown on the lost relatives programme with Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall.

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  3. Bob Maxey

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    Long story, shortened:

    I lost my drivers lisence so I had to get a new one. I needed my birth certificate, so I dug into the files and found it.

    Before putting it away, I read it and discovered that my mother had two kids before she married my dad.

    Asked my brother about it and he said he was told by our uncle and dad NEVER discuss it.

    Mom never told us/me about her kids and i was 50 ish before I learned about it.

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  4. Hayles66

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    Why that is so sad. Did you ever meet them Bob?
    By the way, lovely to see you again. Missed your cryptic comments.

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  5. Richard Brown

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    It's good to hear from you Bob, but with such a sad story.

    As Hayles said, did you manage to trace and contact your half siblings?

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  6. Richard Brown

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    I just posted on another thread, but part of my post sits in this thread.....

    I'm currently catching up on these threads in between adding more facts to my family tree. The facts were downloaded from the British Newspaper Archive by my cousin in Edmonton.
    I'm finding out about a farming ancestor whose house stock etc were auctioned off over 3 days some months after he died. His farm is now under the runways and buildings of RAF Cranwell.

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  7. stranding

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    That is also sad, in a different way. You can't go back and connect...with a runway.
     
  8. Richard Brown

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    True, but the old farmhouse, Cranwell Lodge, still stands. I will need to get a pass to visit it.

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  9. stranding

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    Might you want to?
     
  10. Richard Brown

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    No, not really.

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