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Looking for the whereabouts of My natural father

Question by parukuri

Hi i have been actively seeking out my birth father his name is Francis Cedric O'Keeffe. He was in the NZ Navy back in the early 60's when my mum met him she fell pregnant with me and was now in another relationship, With my stepfather whom brought me up. I found out just before my stepdad died that Francis Cedric O'Keeffe was my father and have written to the NZDF i have recieved word that yes indeed he was in the Navy. But that is all the info they will give me unless i come up with probate papers or next of kin or a written consent from himself or his family who may not know i exist.. I would be his eldest daughter he would be in his mid to early 70's now is he is still with us. I came across a divorce proceeding in High Court in Auckland between the Marriage of a Francis Cedric O'Keeffe & Gwen which is on the O'Keeffe website of Ireland. I think he is the same man... If anyone can help me out there be much appreciated. I was born in 1964 my mum had me at the age of 26. so Francis would of been around that age when he was in the Navy or maybe younger.

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on 2012-02-14 21:28:54

parukuri , from new zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Nov 2007. is researching the following names: PETERA, HAPURONA, HETET.

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by janilye on 2012-02-14 23:43:06

According to Census & Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981

Name: Francis Cedric O'Keeffe
Electoral Year: 1957
District: Waitomo
Region or Province: Waikato

Name: Francis Cedric O`Keeffe
Residence: 1963 - Remuera, Auckland

Name: Francis Cedric Okeeffe
Electoral Year: 1981
District: Otahuhu
Region or Province: Auckland

You may view the printed rolls at any Registrar of Electors office or at public libraries.

PostShops also display the electoral rolls for their local area

by teacee on 2012-09-04 07:18:40

I am the daughter of Francis Cedric O'Keeffe and Gwenda Joyce O'Keeffe whose divorce record you refer to above. I don't think this is the man you are looking for. Although Dad served in the navy, I am fairly certain he had left by the time you were born. Also at the time of your birth he would have been 32 years old.

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