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    1. [ANGLO-ITALIAN] Italian father
    2. Gail
    3. After our mother died, my sister and I did DNA tests. We discovered that her father was Italian. We were able to find out that he was a prisoner of war somewhere in the Rotherham area of South Yorkshire. Sadly we have no name for him and no close matches on Ancestry DNA. We can’t find any really close POW camps either. My sister was born in 1946. We would be grateful for any advice. Thanks! Gail Sent from my iPhone

    05/01/2019 12:21:52
    1. [ANGLO-ITALIAN] Re: Italian father
    2. Dominic d'Angelo
    3. Hi Gail: It’s entirely possible that your maternal grandfather was interned as an enemy alien during part of World War II, rather than held as a prisoner of war. In case you haven’t seen this, there were various PoW camps in Yorkshire: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_War_II_prisoner-of-war_camps_in_the_United_Kingdom <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_War_II_prisoner-of-war_camps_in_the_United_Kingdom>. National Archives have the records for internees: some records are now accessible online, but you will need your grandfather’s name, of course. If she was born in the UK, your mother’s birth certificate should have your grandfather's name. Her marriage certificate (especially if she married in church) may well also show it. Good luck. Dominic ----------------------------------------------------------------- Dominic d’Angelo M: +93 (0) 799 717 319 | +44 (0) 7765 408 753 E: dominic271@mac.com S: dominic271skype WhatsApp: +93799717319 ----------------------------------------------------------------- > On 1 May 2019, at 10:51, Gail via ANGLO-ITALIAN <anglo-italian@rootsweb.com> wrote: > > After our mother died, my sister and I did DNA tests. We discovered that her father was Italian. We were able to find out that he was a prisoner of war somewhere in the Rotherham area of South Yorkshire. Sadly we have no name for him and no close matches on Ancestry DNA. We can’t find any really close POW camps either. My sister was born in 1946. > We would be grateful for any advice. > Thanks! > Gail > > Sent from my iPhone > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/anglo-italian@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    05/01/2019 12:51:50
    1. [ANGLO-ITALIAN] Re: Italian father
    2. Rosemarie Leonard
    3. This site might also be of interest https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2010/nov/08/prisoner-of-war-camps-uk Ciao Rosemarie > On 1 May 2019, at 08:51, Dominic d'Angelo via ANGLO-ITALIAN <anglo-italian@rootsweb.com> wrote: > > Hi Gail: > > It’s entirely possible that your maternal grandfather was interned as an enemy alien during part of World War II, rather than held as a prisoner of war. In case you haven’t seen this, there were various PoW camps in Yorkshire: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_War_II_prisoner-of-war_camps_in_the_United_Kingdom <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_War_II_prisoner-of-war_camps_in_the_United_Kingdom>. National Archives have the records for internees: some records are now accessible online, but you will need your grandfather’s name, of course. > > If she was born in the UK, your mother’s birth certificate should have your grandfather's name. Her marriage certificate (especially if she married in church) may well also show it. > > Good luck. > > Dominic > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > Dominic d’Angelo > M: +93 (0) 799 717 319 | +44 (0) 7765 408 753 > E: dominic271@mac.com > S: dominic271skype > WhatsApp: +93799717319 > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > > > > > > > > >> On 1 May 2019, at 10:51, Gail via ANGLO-ITALIAN <anglo-italian@rootsweb.com> wrote: >> >> After our mother died, my sister and I did DNA tests. We discovered that her father was Italian. We were able to find out that he was a prisoner of war somewhere in the Rotherham area of South Yorkshire. Sadly we have no name for him and no close matches on Ancestry DNA. We can’t find any really close POW camps either. My sister was born in 1946. >> We would be grateful for any advice. >> Thanks! >> Gail >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >> _______________________________________________ >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref >> Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/anglo-italian@rootsweb.com >> Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 >> Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog >> RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community > > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/anglo-italian@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    05/01/2019 11:47:58