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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 26/28. Francis was older than my mum when they met.

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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.

by parukuri on 2014-10-06 22:37:16

Hi teacee yes he is the same man i was born in 1964 as i have found he was born in the waikato to Edmund O'Keeffe & Mary Callaghan of Kilkeam Ireland she had him at a late time in her life He was born in Te Kuiti to be exact, Where my mum is originally from. He was older than my mum by 6 years Give or take . I will be 50 this year. If you are his daughter i would be your eldest sibling. Would love to get to know any half siblings i have. My email is nikoraeve@hotmail.com would love to hear from you agtain Teacee

by parukuri on 2014-10-06 23:06:34

I came to a deadend after finding out he had passed through police records. Now if they knew he had passed, He obviously had a record. I was told by my uncle that he did do a stint in Mount Eden now weather that was for going awol is another story. But that is what i was told by my uncle who also knew him all the details even him being in the navy i had been given by him. My mum talking to her more has said that he was older than her at the time they had there fling. I was disappointed to find out that he had passed, through my life having lived in the same districts he had lived in. I wish i had got to know him last time she saw him was after his stint when he came looking for her she was now with my stepfather. Whom she met when she was three months pregnant with me...Whether or not he knew she was pregnant i dont know.. My mum was born in 1936 in the Waikato, That is where all her roots are family etc.

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