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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] BUTLER,
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 14:30:32 +0000
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> We have been searching for years for a missing relative and are down to three
>names, his Mother and Grandparents are all from the Kentish Town district of
>Camden and he was raised there as a young child.
> Eric BUTLER
> Gary J. BUTLER
> John B. BUTLER
> We have tried to obtain Birth Certs. on all three and are told that some of
>our info. is not correct, we know our man is one of these three. Any ideas ??
You may have wrong information, about one or all; you may be giving too
much information to ONS as checking points. Muddying the waters never
If you state the parents' names as Arthur Butler and Jane P, whereas
only Jane Butler appears on the certificate; If you state that the
mother is Rosabella de Vere Harcourt (because that is the name you know,
whereas she was born plain Rosie Snooks); if you say the father was a
doctor, and he is a docker; etc etc they will reject. Occupational
information is very liable to change anyway. If you think he was Gary
John but he preferred to be Gary Jackson later, they will not issue.
So if you are SURE these are what you need, buy them all without giving
further information to check, then study them carefully. You may be able
to see the truth through a smoke screen - ONS are not paid to do family
research and won't have the background.
Advice - buy the certificates from the local registrar, not ONS. They
cost £ 7 just the same
> Regards, Pam in Arizona.
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