Finding lost relatives (Doncaster area)

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  1. Poohshoney

    Poohshoney <font color=6666CC>Ya-ya sister!<br><font color=gr

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    Hi!
    I'm trying to find relatives who live(d?) in the Doncaster area. I'm not doing so well. Anyone got any suggestions? I'd be VERY grateful! :wave:
     
  2. mkingdon

    mkingdon Obsessed...and admits it!!

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    I'd try www.friendsreunited.co.uk.

    Lots of us Brits have registered on here, and it may help you find your friends.

    Good Luck

    Craig
     
  3. UKDEB

    UKDEB Moderator Emeritus Moderator

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    My best friend is from that area. Not sure that that helps any, but you never know! Who are you looking for?
     
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  5. floridamum

    floridamum floridaholic

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    Im from the Doncaster area, what part of Doncaster did or do your relatives live in, there are a lot of areas of Doncaster, but you never know it might be near where I am.
     
  6. Poohshoney

    Poohshoney <font color=6666CC>Ya-ya sister!<br><font color=gr

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    Thanks for the help! I really appreciate it. I'd love to find my aunt, my father's sister. They were estranged and then my parents divorced. I haven't seen her in thirty years but I have very fond memories of her.
    I think she must be around 70, her name is Norah (I think it's with an H) Cunningham, nee Spencer. She married Anthony (again, I think it's with an H) Cunningham and they had one son called Alan, he must be in his mid-forties now. I know he married and had a son but that's all.

    My grandparents lived in Doncaster, I remember the bus journey to see my aunt was quite a long one but then I was only little, everything seems long when you're little! I have no idea where we went any more, sorry. I wish I did.

    I'm going to check that link now - thanks again for all your help! :D :D :D
     
  7. Mpet

    Mpet Mouseketeer

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    Hi

    You may have already tried this, but a good start is to look through the telephone directories (online) http://www.bt.com/directory-enquiries/ It will only show people that are not ex-directory, but it's a start.

    A quick look for A Cunningham in Doncaster brings up 6 entries. You could call or write. I have used this approach when researching my family tree - I got some great responses.

    Good Luck


    Maxine
     
  8. Poohshoney

    Poohshoney <font color=6666CC>Ya-ya sister!<br><font color=gr

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    Thanks Maxine! I've drafted my letter and got my stamps - I've got such butterflies! I'll post if I find them! :D
     
  9. lisag1

    lisag1 Mouseketeer

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    Why don't you try the electoral roll. You can look on www.192.com. or if you visit friendsreunited they have a new site called genesreunited where you can list your family tree and search for members.

    Good luck

    Lisa
     
  10. Poohshoney

    Poohshoney <font color=6666CC>Ya-ya sister!<br><font color=gr

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    Thanks Lisa, I will! :D
     

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