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Hello everyone.  I had two uncles who were in Leicester from just after the war until the 1980s.  They were from Co. Mayo and worked in construction , primarily I think in concrete.  One was Anto McDonnell and his brother was Tom McDonnell. I know Anto died and is buried in Ireland.  Tom married, I think his wife was Mary and they had 2 or 3 children one of whom may have taught in the school system.. Their pub was the swan with two necks on Granby street I believe (could their be more than one with that name in Leicester?)  I'd appreciate any help that I can get.
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Leicester Genealogy / Searching for family
« Last post by Canadapaddy on 08:09:20, 01/08/20 »
Hello everyone.  I had two uncles who were in Leicester from just after the war until the 1980s.  They were from Co. Mayo and worked in construction , primarily I think in concrete.  One was Anto McDonnell and his brother was Tom McDonnell. I know Anto died and is buried in Ireland.  Tom married, I think his wife was Mary and they had 2 or 3 children one of whom may have taught in the school system.. Their pub was the swan with two necks on Granby street I believe (could their be more than one with that name in Leicester?)  I'd appreciate any help that I can get.
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Leicester History and Expats / Re: More important than ever...
« Last post by Tina Harrison on 08:15:44, 30/07/20 »
Good morning...great advice as he was employed at the Bell Hotel. Leicester...however there are certain records which the general public can not access due to data protection etc
Also the lack of personal information does not help.
I thought the DNA route would be my best bet,however again it's a ploy to get you to pay pretty high costs to access records...which actually are not of use to me because predominately they ask for names...DOB....etc. The whole point for joining is because I dont know!Haha
Frustrating....very...brick wall...yes!...
One thing I do still have is hope!
All the very best!
Tina
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Leicester Chat / Re: Welcome to Leicester Forum - Please read.
« Last post by Canadapaddy on 07:49:55, 30/07/20 »
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I  had to use this to get to post (there is no button to do so that I can see).  Can anyone pls direct me on posting?


Also on this forum can anyone tel me about the Swan with two Necks (I think it's graber st) and was it their local in the 50s thru 80s?
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Leicester History and Expats / Re: More important than ever...
« Last post by Canadapaddy on 07:35:18, 30/07/20 »
Hi Tina,


I'm new here and searching for an uncle or perhaps two so Know of your frustration and your hope.
I do have a suggestion and that is to search government sites or offices to see if he paid stamps for employment for unemployment, health or pension.
If you can tie down a period when he worked there that might give you a lead.


It's unfortunate that the statistics office doesn't publish census data until it's 100 years old but there are government records outside of that e.g. might he have owned a house and paid rates.


If I think of any other leads I will pas them along.  Good luck.
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Leicester Genealogy / Re: searching for birth father
« Last post by Tina Harrison on 21:12:14, 29/07/20 »
Hi pat...I would recommend that you start your research at the records office...although during COVID it may well be on line only.
Using social media can also be useful...howevervword of warning just be careful with Regards to sharing personal information .
There are websites....TV are always advertising!..also the DNA  route.
I wish you lots of luck!...my search continues...all the best Tina
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Leicester Genealogy / Re: searching for birth father
« Last post by Canadapaddy on 06:22:16, 29/07/20 »
Hello Tina,


[size=78%] I'm sorry that I can't help you in fact I'm seeking your help.[/size]



I'm looking for two uncles who lived in Leicester for decades; 1940s to 1980s but were not born there.  I'm new here and like you seeking leads but I can't figure out how to post information.


Can you tell me please how does one post info>


Thank you for any help you can give me


Pat
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Leicester Genealogy / Re: Adopted
« Last post by Canadapaddy on 06:15:50, 29/07/20 »
Hi Lynda,
I see you're not getting a lot of replies and I'm sorry that I can't help you in fact I'm seeking your help.


I'm looking for two uncles who lived in Leicester for decades; 1940s to 1980s but were not born there.  I'm new here and like you seeking leads but I can't figure out how to post information.


Can you tell me please how does one post info>


Thank you for any help you can give me


Pat
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Leicester Chat / Re: We have a quite good football team!
« Last post by leicesterminibushire on 16:42:27, 21/07/20 »
Highly recommended minibus and coach hire company in Leicester for all events and occasions


hirecoachleicester.co.uk



They can be found on google
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Hi im trying to find any relations of Denise marie richardson .who was either fostered
 or adopted in Leicester Then may have moved and lived in corby and linconshire.
Dob 10/12/1966 born Leicester.
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