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    This is a bit of a family mystery/secret

    It seems after my great granddad was KIA, my great gran had another child,
    Alls that is known is that she went away for a few months and then came back and her sister ended up with a new baby.

    For the time i would have thought the name was quite unusal, she was called Dhama (unsure of spelling)

    This would have been after 1941 when my great grandad passed away.

    I have my great grans name, maiden name and her sisters name (not her married name)

    Do you think this would have been a legal adoption or a case where her sister took the baby on?

    I cant locate the child on the census so i thought maybe i had the name wrong but after double and tripple checking the older generation said it was def correct

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    Hi sezzle
    If you want members to help you I think you need to put a bit more information about the people involved, names, ages, abode, anything that would help.
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    If it was after 1941, why are you looking for census records?

    Search the GRO indexes for a birth that corresponds to the information that you have.

    No names, no pack drill if the person's still alive.

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    also the child passed away quite young (probably why shes not on a census)

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    What post-1941 census is it that you have access to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Goodey View Post
    What post-1941 census is it that you have access to?
    Not to cause you grief, Peter, but my own father - now deceased - discovered that he was illegitimate. This fact became known to him in 1950. He therefore knew that information on census record since his birth [1919] would be incorrect, so he kept detailed notes about what he entered on census records since 1950 so that future generations of his family would know the truth.

    Those notes I have and will pass on to my daughter so that if and when she has a child accuracy within the family will be ensured.

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    Names of original mother: Nancy Blackburne nee Simpson
    Name of the sister: Lillian Simpson (she was married but dont know her married name)
    The childs name (that the family knows her as) was Darma (Dhama? ) i dont know if this was the name on her birth record, but its unlikely as i cant find a Darma anything in that time period.
    I only know it was after 1941 as this child was illigitimate and Nancys husband (my great grandad) was killed in action in the March.
    As i said the story is that she was putting weight on and she went away with her sister for a bit and came back slim but her sister had a new baby

    thats all i have to go on, thanks x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Goodey View Post
    What post-1941 census is it that you have access to?
    i dont know where my head was at, i meant birth records, anscestry throws census results up so i guess i had census in my head lol

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    I think you've got find out the sister's married name.

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    To help with a time factor and a location

    Nancy Simpson married Michael V Blackburne Sept qtr 1929 Manchester North 8d 1557.

    Sezzle,
    Do you know the names of Nancy and Lillian's parents?
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