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A blog post by Wolverhampton Archives made me realise that I had two men by the name of Joseph FERN in my family tree who were both killed in the First World War. The two men were second cousins – their grandfathers were brothers. Joseph Fern (1887-1915) The first of the cousins to be killed was my great-great uncle (my great-grandfather’s brother). Joseph was the sixth of the seven sons (out of ten children) of my 3x great-grandparents, Timothy Fern and his wife…

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It’s thanks to contact from a fellow researcher (Margaret Redfern) that I discovered the existence of the FERN branch of my tree. Information from Margaret gave the father of my great-grandfather Henry MOORE as Timothy Fern. All I had known until this point was that Henry was the illegitimate son of Selina Moore and was born in 1867. I had no information on Henry’s father. Selina also gave birth to another illegitimate child , Sarah Ann Moore, in 1870. I found…