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This is a quick update to let you know that the Death Certificate .... that you found for me has been pivotal in my search for my Mum's bio Mum. I can't tell you how grateful I am to you as you found the link piece for me in both my Dad's family and now in my maternal grandmother’s family!

Alex Smith

I can’t thank you enough for all this wonderful research and the results therein. As I read through the documents, I could not stop crying! I can’t believe how emotional this has been, as it’s taken so long to finally get these answers.

Margaret Walsh


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