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#688769 - 28th Apr 2012 10:42am Finding grandad?
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sherlockHello Happy Wirral,I wonder if any one could help me find out what happened to my grandad Albert Holmes? He disappeared from the Tranmere Birkenhead area c.1910 leaving grandma Flora with 5 children to bring up on her own. He was about 46 yeras old, a book bnder all his life. Have tried all the usual records and family members . No body knows anything about him.I am looking for book binding companies around the early 1900's in Birkenhead. Thank you.

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#689029 - 29th Apr 2012 12:56pm Re: Finding grandad? [Re: holmes3]
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How about trying Liverpool Central Library. They still do bookbinding there and possibly, may have access to records. Might be an option if nothing else turns up.
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#689045 - 29th Apr 2012 2:15pm Re: Finding grandad? [Re: holmes3]
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Gore's Directory, Liverpool & Suburbs 1911. Not a lot in Birkenhead but could he have worked in Liverpool?


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#689055 - 29th Apr 2012 2:50pm Re: Finding grandad? [Re: holmes3]
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1916 Wilmers Birkenhead Street Directory


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#689105 - 29th Apr 2012 6:11pm Re: Finding grandad? [Re: holmes3]
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This one

BIRTH: 6 Dec 1864
MARRIAGE: 6 Jul 1894 - West Bromwich
DEATH: Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
PARENTS: Henry Warman Holmes, Matilda Wittin
SPOUSE: Flora Peters

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#689123 - 29th Apr 2012 7:25pm Re: Finding grandad? [Re: Laraine]
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No Albert Holmes died in Birkenhead with a suitable age match between 1910 and 1966, only one died in Birkenhead between those dates and he was new born, the others who deaths were registered in Cheshire are not the right age for a birth 1865 ish.
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#689245 - 30th Apr 2012 11:39am Re: Finding grandad? [Re: holmes3]
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If he was born elsewhere, like Birmingham, maybe when he left he returned to that area and his family?

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#689654 - 1st May 2012 11:23pm Re: Finding grandad? [Re: holmes3]
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Have you tried the 1911 census? If you have his birth date and place of birth, he could turn up somewhere, unless he went to sea.
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#692351 - 11th May 2012 3:45pm Re: Finding grandad? [Re: granny]
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Thank you very much for this I will try it.

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#692360 - 11th May 2012 4:19pm Re: Finding grandad? [Re: granny]
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Yes I have looked on the 1911 census for Birkenhead and he is not on it but the family he left behind are. Is there a general index of names for the whole of the country I could look at instead of just looking under Birkenhead.?

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#692362 - 11th May 2012 4:24pm Re: Finding grandad? [Re: TommyO]
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Yes that would have been possible. He was infact born in Birmingham. But wouldn't someone in the family have told his wife in Birkenhead. I have been in touch with all the cousins etc who are descended from Albert's brothers and sisters and nobody has ever heard of him.For the 1911 census would Birmingham have been divided up into areas or was it just all Birmingham and again would it have been indexed?

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#692363 - 11th May 2012 4:29pm Re: Finding grandad? [Re: derekdwc]
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Thank you for this list of Book Binders, it's very kind of you to send me this. I will investigate them. Dorah

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#692364 - 11th May 2012 4:31pm Re: Finding grandad? [Re: Laraine]
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Yes this is my Albert but his death wasn't registered anywhere. Birkenhead has been suggested by some relatives researching our family History but it is not correct.

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#692365 - 11th May 2012 4:37pm Re: Finding grandad? [Re: granny]
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Thank you so much for this suggestion I will certainly try it. Much appreciated...Dorah

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#703977 - 22nd Jun 2012 4:50pm Re: Finding grandad? [Re: holmes3]
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My mother was a bookbinder c1910 for Wilmer Bros. Birkenhead.

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