I am currently researching my great grandfather’s family. Have found out he has 7 half siblings from his mother’s (my great great grandmother) first marriage.
Arland Brown (aka Arnold Brown)
This is the first person I have been looking into detail with. I know he had two wives, Gladys Mary Goodwin and Esther Hocking. I know from his second marriage certificate that Gladys died. My first question is to find out how she passed away.
On the first marriage certificate states that he was a a Gunner in Royal Garrison Artillery. I have yet to find the military record. Hopefully it is not one of the records that were burnt during WW2. I will keep looking.
I know the Glamorgan Archives have school logs for the school that Arland Brown went to, so next time I can I will go there and have a look.
I have yet to find out all his kids, I do have his obituary so hopefully this will help me determine them all.
Frank J Brown
I managed to find his birth through GRO. I have yet to buy the certificate to make sure that this is him and to find out exactly where he was born.
Looking at the records it looks like he was married twice, Beatrice Cotterll and Mable M Burge. I know that Mable M Burge died in 1919 but I have yet to find out more about the marriages in general, where and exactly when? How did Mable Burge die?
I am not sure if he did any military service and have yet to look into this.
I think I found a death record for Frank J Brown, however not sure this is him. Unable to find a will which confirms this. Therefore will need to get the certificate to confirm this.
Also need to look into his kids and also if he was buried, where? I have yet to obtain his obituary, so will look for this again.
Charles William Brown
It took me awhile to find out what this guy’s name was. The 1891 census says his name was John C however all the other census’ says he was Charles William Brown. I have managed to find his birth index which confirms he was born as Charles William Brown. I have get to get his birth certificate to confirm where and exactly when he was born.
Charles passed away during world war 1. I have his military records and plan to do a story of his time during world war 1.
Albert Victor Brown (Aka Victor Brown)
I know found a marriage index which states that Albert married Gwendoline Elkins therefore will need to obtain the certificate to find out if this is them and where they were married.
I have yet to determine all their kids. I have a his obituary which confirms 3 of them.
Found a death index and obituary which confirms when he died and where. However will need to obtain death certificate to find out how he died.
Need to determine if he was buried or not. If so, will contact Barry Cemetery to find out where.
Gladys Rose Brown
Found a birth index, however will need to obtain birth certificate to confirm correct person and where she was born.
I have found a marriage index for 2 people. Gladys married William C Amos in 1915 and then Ernest F Rich in 1947. Will need to obtain marriage certificate to find out where they were married. Also would like to find out what happened with William C Amos.
I have found a death index however will need to obtain the death certificate to confirm where and how.
No obituary found yet, will try again when in Barry to check out the newspaper. Will also try and find out if she was buried and if so, will contact Barry cemetery and see where she is buried.
Wyndham F C Brown
Have found birth index however will need to obtain birth certificate to find out if this is the correct person and if so where and when.
Found a marriage index between Wyndham and Emily L Godfrey. Will need to obtain marriage certificate to find out where and when.
I have found his military records therefore would like to do a story about what he did during the time.
Think I have identified some children, therefore will need to verify these.
Found a death index and obituary for Wyndham however still need certificate to confirm why he passed away.
Will also need to find out if he was buried and if so, where. Will need to contact Barry Cemetery.
Violet May Hill
Have found birth index however will need to obtain birth certificate to confirm correct person and where and when.
Have found marriage index confirming she married a Thomas H Enos. Will need to obtain marriage certificate to confirm when and where.
Think I have found the children however will need to confirm this.
Have found death index for Violet. Will need to obtain certificate to confirm where, when and how. No obituary found at the moment, will try again when I am back in Wales.
Will find out if she was buried, and if so where. Will need to contact Barry Cemetery to confirm where.
Will continue the remaining 4 people who I need to research tomorrow together with 52 stories.