Tracing Family

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Sunday 6 June 2004 12.11pm

I am hoping someone out there can help. I am trying to trace some family members, they were last known some years ago in the South East area of London.

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I am looking for a Percy (known as Bill) Hanby, a Derek Hanby, a Peter Hanby or any relations of theirs. I am a relative of their son/brother and i would like to know them as i never have. If anyone has any information, please could they reply to this message or email me:

thanks a lot for taking the time to read this message,


Post edited (06 Jun 04 12:16)
Sunday 6 June 2004 2.32pm
25 Hanbys left for New York in the early 1900's.
Sunday 6 June 2004 3.18pm

thanks for finding that out, it's very kind of you, i am specifically looking for around the 1970s to now.

My fault! i should have been more precise, but thanks so much for your help

Sunday 6 June 2004 3.42pm
There isn't a single Hanby in the Central London residential phone book. Must be an unusual name.
I always bring up the Ellis Island site when genealogy is mentioned, as you never know. You may have a multi-millionaire relation in the US to whom you could send a begging letter. THAT"S A JOKE.
I remember reading somewhere that when conversing online, one should always say when one is joking as humour doesn't always cross borders well.
Sunday 6 June 2004 4.53pm
That would be brilliant having a multi millionaire relative!

I'm from SE London myself-i was there briefly last year! I'm from East Dulwich

Where are you from then?

thanks for all your help, it is v much appreciated, maybe (hopefully) if my rele's are still in London they are x directory!

Monday 7 June 2004 9.03am
Have you tried 'GenesReconected' it's the family tree side of Friends Reunited. If you register, you can set up the site so that it emails you ever time someone with the same surname is added to the list.
Monday 7 June 2004 9.36am
Hiya Jon,

Yes i am a member :)

Monday 7 June 2004 9.39am
have you looked at the online census for 1900?
or checked at the register offices for the area where they were?
Monday 7 June 2004 9.23pm

How do i find the online census please? would it deal with the 1970s?

I could check at the register offices but i cant get to London for a while.

Thank you for your suggestions :)

Tuesday 8 June 2004 12.14pm
it is the uk 1901 census at this link

as the name suggests it only gives the census data for 1901 because (AFAIK) of data protection acts, we had to wait for 100 years before it was made publicly available

edited because TLMJJ's response is much better than mine!

Edited 1 times. Last edit at 8 June 2004 12.22pm by Roadrunner.
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