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Looking for Lester in Melbourne

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I am researching the lester and harris families in Melbourne. I have run into a brickwall on the Harris side of the the family which is the Harris name. I can find no information or knowledge of my mother's birth details. I cannot find any record of her birth. Her name was Doris and she was supposedly born on the 6 October 1909 in Carlton, Victoria. If anyone can assist can please contact me as any small piece of information is better than no information.

Surnames: HARRIS LESTER
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on 2011-11-27 02:51:13

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by tonkin on 2011-11-27 05:39:04

Greetings raidrboy.

If you can give me the parents names for Doris I will try and help you. It's possible Doris was not her birth name.

Where did the birth date 06 October 1909 come from?

by raidrboy on 2011-11-27 06:56:34

Hello Tonkin,

Thank you for contacting me but your question leads to my problem. I do not know her biological parents names. She was raised as a Harris and her marriage certificate states her maiden name as Harris.I believe she was adopted into the family but I also believe that she was the child of someone in the family and as happened a lot during the early part of the century she was raised by someone in the family circle. She also grew up with another girl who I had thought to be her sister and she is also adopted. The last person that I thought that could help me refused to admit any knowledge and has since passed on. It is quite a chilling wake up call to find that your mother is not really who you thought she was and especially when I was 61 years old when I found out.I have tried jigsaw and they could not find any leads so I am smashing into brick walls wherever I go. If you have any suggestions I will certainly take them on board.

Regards,
raidrboy.

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