Where do I look - birth in Gibraltar 1885?

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  1. David Tuson

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    Hello
    I am researching a relatives ancestors. I have just found on a 1911 census return a spouse born in "Military Barracks, Gibraltar". I wonder where I can find more information.
    To give some background .................................

    From the 1911 census
    George James Percy READ (1882) Born in Derby
    May READ (1885) Born in Military Barracks Gibraltar
    Frederick READ (1909) Born in Salford
    They had been married two years

    From GRO I found a birth
    Frederick Arthur READ March quarter 1909 Born in Salford, Mother's maiden name O'Dea

    From FreeBMD I found
    George READ married Harriet May O'Dea in September quarter 1908

    From 1939 register I got
    Harriet's birthdate as 21/5/1885, and
    Frederick's as 6/2/1909

    I would like to find Harriet's parents but do not know where to look for overseas births - any suggestions?

    I know I can apply for George and Harriet's marriage certificate which will give some information - but that takes over three weeks to arrive in New Zealand.
    Thanks
    David
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Also on FMP but no parentage mentioned. Says to find in General Register Office. but which one? not UK.
    Baptism also shows now parents names.
     
  4. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    From Gibraltar national Archives Website
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    How good is that website. I actually found that but loooooong time after @MollyMay :) It was good just playing around on it.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I also knew it existed but in short time couldn't find it. Probably in my 'faves' column
     
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    Thanks Wendy - I saw that on FMP but wondered about Gibraltar and Ireland. My first impression was that the Registration district should have been an Irish county - silly me, I should have looked closer.
     
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    Definitely not on the GRO site
     
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    Thank you so very much for this, much appreciated
    David
     
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    Hello all
    Thank you all not only for the pointers to the differing web sites but also for moving my research forward. You have given me much more than I anticipated.
    Kind regards
    David
     
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    Someone on Ancestry has Harriett May O'dea in their tree. She has several brothers and sisters, Ada 1877 right up to Albert 1897. On the GRO there are registrations for Ada and Albert (haven't looked for the rest, as I think the rest were born abroad)

    Mothers maiden name is PUTMAN not a million miles away from TIDMAN found by @MollyMay in #4

    The tree does not have the following marriage, I went searching for it and found it on FMP.

    There is a marriage for James O'DEA to a Harriet PUTMAN in St John's Cathedral, Portmouth on 14 Aug 1875.

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    Marriage date: 14 Aug 1875, Portsmouth, St John's Cathedral
    Jacobus O'Dea
    Father: Joannis O'Dea
    Harriet Putman of Kent Street
    Father: Joannis Putman
    Witness 1: Jacobo G?
    Witness 2: Ellena Tansey
    Denomination: Roman Catholic

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    There is a Harriet Putman living at Kent Street Gardners Buildings, Portsea, Portsea Island, Hampshire in 1871

    RG10
    Piece number: 1131
    Folio: 29
    Page: 16
     
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    Thank you so much for the last two messages.
    So much more food for thought and to investigate further.
    Thank goodness winter is approaching meaning I'll have more time in-doors.
    Kind regards to all
    David
     
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    Daft Bat - what on earth are you doing up at this time of day in the UK?
     
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