Hello Hendrik, Thank you so much for all that info. I am still speechless....thank you for sharing . I didnt really know my father Alan. He left my mom, Norma when I was about 2 years old. I saw him briefly when I was about 5, but have very vague recollections. i would really love to see the pics you have. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. as you can see, we are living in New Zealand. Emigrated here in 2001.
Thank you so much for your email and the photos.I will forward that to Belinda as well...I find it hard to believe that a stranger can be so kind and take the time to fill in the gaps, that I have needed to know all my life..... for so long, I didnt feel like I belonged...I so often felt like the under dog...so thank you for changing that.
If you can think of anything else, would so love to hear ...I am going to try and upload your email reply to me on this site and the photos. There might be a few more siblings out there.
I am also doing research on my ancestry and managed to trace back my family roots to 1555 in West Flanders in Belgium. It is a laborious task, but very rewarding. I've been doing research for approximately 15 years now, but there are still a few gaps.
I have previously contacted Belinda and supplied her with the same information and e-mailed the pictures to her as well.
I am also an alumni of the Natal University and will try to see if I can source some information on Allen from their records when I attend our next get-together shortly.
How very interesting, so you are an old hand at this!
When I first joined My heritage, i really thought, Hmm' this is wishful thinking, little did I know I would come across someone like you who has been so wonderful in sharing this info...I so look forward to any other info you may stuble across.
My biological fathers' name was also Alan Austin Henry Giill. Only met him a few times when I was a small child. I do know he passed away many yrars ago. Do you have any other info about him? i wonder if it"s the same person??
Hi Belinda, I'm Alan's niece, Linda, my dad is Ian Gill. Do you know when Alan passed away exactly, and the cause of him passing away. I would also like to see pictures of him if you can email me please. Lmvlok@telkomsa.net. Kind regards
I am Debbie Parker(nee Gill) My dad was Alan, your dad, Ians brother.. what a small world. My mum was Norma, I am sure your Dad would remember. I do have pics from the really early days when they first got married, and I think I even have one of your dad holding me as a baby, well thats what my mum told me. Yy emailaddress is email@example.com.
Belinda said she was seeing you guys yesterday. Hope you had a wonderful catchup.