I've added this page in hope to help you with your research.
If you are searching for your father or grandfather in the USA, try some of these suggestions. If you are trying to find a distant Aunt, who married a GI and came to the States, I hope this can help you also.
Good Luck in your search.
Ryan Taylor - Britain War Brides Research
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Searching for your GI Father?
Living in the United Kingdom - Searching for anyone who married a GI try this suggesting from Debbie Beavis host of the WarBrides Mailing List.
The most important thing is that it is not essential to know the groom's name when you are searching for a marriage.
The Office of National Statistics holds copies of the marriage records (and
birth and death records) for everyone marrying in England or Wales since
1837. You cannot view the actual registers, but the indexes to the registers
are available at the Family Record Centre in London. They have also been
filmed, and may be available through a local library or LDS (Mormon) Family
History Centre. The index may show more than one person of her name, but
also includes the registration district so you can narrow down the list of
possibles, and when you have done that, you can send for a copy of her
marriage certificate. The form you send includes the facility for stating
information you already know, such as her father's name. If the details are
not correct, they will refund part of your money.
There is more information about it at the website for the Family Record
There is a good chance that they will also have had children, and similar
indexes for birth records may help you to locate them.
The Public Record Office has a leaflet to help people such as yourself who
are tracing missing relatives:
Your other option is to try to trace her family in Australia. The Australian
White Pages (telephone directory) is online at
Good luck with your search!
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