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looking for my Great Grandmothers first name

tootz2

knowlegable brummie
Yes it is Michael thank you so much,so with everyone`s help at least I have tracked down her address,maybe I can track down her mother now,I thought she had died before her Dad but im thinking now she may not have...thank you all again your all so very helpful xx
 

tootz2

knowlegable brummie
Janice I cant seem to get the 1925/27 electoral roll to look do you have a web address please?
 

pjmburns

master brummie
I have found a marriage of a Joseph Brookes to Alice Louisa Hope in 1905 in Aston. Is it possible that he married twice and was with Alice at the address on the electoral roll?

There is also a death in 1891 of a Fanny Brookes also in Aston. These are both speculation but could make sense. Or is the one I found at William Street just coincidence

Janice

Sorry if this raises more questions than it solves.
 

tootz2

knowlegable brummie
Janice you could be spot on my Grandmothers name was Fanny( 1st born) so could have been named after her mom..the reason I cant find her is probably because she died as she was quite a drinker so I hear, my Grandmother was illiterate because she couldnt go to School due to the fact she had to look after the 2 younger children.Maybe she died and he Married an Alice,I have no-one left living to give me any headway,I am going on my memory of things said when I was a child and this last Burial certificate I have found.I have joined Ancestory but not having any luck..Thank you it has given me something to think on! :)
 

pjmburns

master brummie
All the things I have found are on ancestry - you just need to dig. I needed a lot of guesswork and then eliminated what could not possibly be true for my Gran's side of the family.
You may need to gamble on some marriage or death certificates to confirm things.

Janice
 

tootz2

knowlegable brummie
Thank you Janice..I WILL keep digging cant get this far and stop can I lol Once again cheers Im overwhelmed with everyone giving their time to help.I Thank everyone again!
 

pjmburns

master brummie
I am not sure if you know but if you can trace a birth certificate (and buy it) for one of the children then it should give the Mother's forename and former surname. I know on older records it says you won't get that info but I did on my Gran's from 1891. You can order from Birmingham Register Office - I am not sure what the current price is.

Janice
 

tootz2

knowlegable brummie
Thanks for the tip Janice,as it happens I found out last night that there is a box at my Sisters that belonged to an Aunt and she kept all the paper clippings from the obituary column in the Evening Mail in it,so Im hoping I get some clues off any,I would imagine it will only go back as far as my Grandmother though but maybe if I work out her date of birth I might be able to do just that :)
 

mhemery

master brummie
Hi, there is a Georgina Elizabeth Brookes born 1886 Quarter apr- may- jun Birmingham Warwickshire Volume 6d page 134, The date is right from her age in 1940, ie 54
This can be ordered on line at GRO for £9.95 or in person at b,ham. reg. office. Michael
 

mhemery

master brummie
I must add that there is no guarantee that it is the correct birth, for instance there are two for fanny brookes one 1882 and one 1883, so its a case of you pay your money and take your chance. all the best Michael.
 

tootz2

knowlegable brummie
Thank you Michael it is the same one Carolina posted for me..I think if I buy this certificate it might give me more indication of where to look for her Mom..thanks again :)
 

mhemery

master brummie
Hi Carolina, No problem I just meant I should have checked, as I was following this thread from the start all the best Michael. And tootz2 all the best with your search.:biggrin:
 
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