Help find the parents of Gwynneth Dora Howells [closed]

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Hi everyone!

I'm having some trouble identifying the names of Gwynneth Dora Howells parents...I'm not sure if I'm using an incorrect spelling (you know how finicky names can be) or if the records simply aren't there.

All the information I have can be found on her Wikitree profile, save for the fact that I believe her father was a police officer, or involved in law enforcement in some way. Also, according to her birth record (which is simply an index), she was born in the district of St. Martin, and her mother's maiden name was Lawrence.

Thank you for you help! Hopefully I can get past this roadblock!
WikiTree profile: Dora Smith
closed with the note: Parents were located!
asked in Genealogy Help by Gillian Wagenaar G2G6 Mach 1 (17.1k points)
closed by Gillian Wagenaar

1 Answer

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Well, I searched on Family Search and found a link to her baptismal record, but the image itself is on Find My Past.  I do not have a subscription to them.  They do offer a free trial, but I don't want one because it would be useless to me.  Here is the link to the link on Family Search:  "England, Middlesex, Westminster, Parish Registers, 1538-1912," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 April 2016), Gwyneth Dora Howells, 1914, Baptism; from "Parish registers 1539-1945," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing St Martin In The Fields, Middlesex, England, City of Westminster Archives Centre, London; FHL microfilm 561,149.

If that's confusing (it's confusing to me!), simply type her name in the search box on Family Search and the year 1914 and England as the place of birth.  It was the first record that showed up on the page. 

The records are there, they're just not free.  Her baptismal record should have both her parents names.


answered by Denise Knapp G2G6 Mach 1 (18.4k points)
Thank you!

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