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Old 01-05-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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West Chester Alumni

West Chester University Online Community - Home (http://www.alumniconnections.com/westchester/ - broken link)

They also have a Facebook page.

Joan had alot of friends, if she attended West Chester.
Some of her friends might be an easier search.

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Old 01-05-2012, 11:53 AM
 
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West Chester University Online Community - Home (http://www.alumniconnections.com/westchester/ - broken link)

They also have a Facebook page.

Joan had alot of friends, if she attended West Chester.
Some of her friends might be an easier search.
I looked at the Alumni page the other day but didn't see there was a Facebook page til now. I just posted something. Thank you.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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Yes, Helen, the real searchers helping you checked the University info within 5 minutes of finding the yearbook. Hopefully someone will answer your FB posting, but not many 80 yr olds are on the internet, let alone Facebook. We're working on more likely avenues, but we only post when we find something valid, and often move our discussion to DM if interferance begins on the thread.

So, let me announce, as we speak, and since my last DM to you, I just found proof of her parents' names, which turns out to be the same people I found 2 days ago but couldn't verify any connection to her. Luckily I kept them in my 4 pages of notes. This is going to be solved.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:12 PM
 
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Yes, Helen, the real searchers helping you checked the University info within 5 minutes of finding the yearbook. Hopefully someone will answer your FB posting, but not many 80 yr olds are on the internet, let alone Facebook. We're working on more likely avenues, but we only post when we find something valid, and often move our discussion to DM if interferance begins on the thread.

So, let me announce, as we speak, and since my last DM to you, I just found proof of her parents' names, which turns out to be the same people I found 2 days ago but couldn't verify any connection to her. Luckily I kept them in my 4 pages of notes. This is going to be solved.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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I looked at the Alumni page the other day but didn't see there was a Facebook page til now. I just posted something. Thank you.
Have you seen this?
Joan Mccausland - UK address and phone number - 192.com
3 Joan McCauslands in the UK.

Not Joan Bally in U.S.A.

Look at #1 on the attatched file, if the link does not work.
It shows the other occupant at that address as being William L.

NO, we all do not have the same search tools.
And 3-4 of the forum members think they are the only people interested in helping. It's pretty sad, and it's bad on this forum, in particular.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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Was there any evidence of a sister? Not to muddy the waters too much, but following another clue in the original post, I find:
Name: Barbara Bally
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1931
Age: 20
School: Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing
School Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Year: 1951
Yearbook Title: Nightingale
Was there a little sibling identity swap? Was Joan's middle name Barbara?
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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Yes, Zee, Barbara is one of her sisters. "Yearbook Joan" has been found. I just finished sending all the info to Helen. I'll DM you the info in a minute.

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Old 01-06-2012, 02:23 AM
 
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Yes, Zee, Barbara is one of her sisters. "Yearbook Joan" has been found. I just finished sending all the info to Helen. I'll DM you the info in a minute.
UNLESS - Adrian's mother was actually Barbara (as he thinks he remembers being told his Mum was a nurse) using her sister's name to cover her tracks? The whole family resemblance thing could mean that Joan Bally in the Year book is his aunt.

Is there any way to find a picture of Barbara?
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:15 AM
 
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There are some group pictures, apparently graduation stuff, but she's just one face amongst about 50. Very difficult to pick out.
Also, located this record:
Name: Joan Bally
Mother's Maiden Surname: Lomas
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1934
Registration district: Sheffield
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume Number: 9c
So, I think this is probably the Joan that married McCausland.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:12 PM
 
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Barbara's birthdate is June 22, 1932, close but still not a match. And she'd need a passport to get there, so there would still be a trail. If she used her own passport, Adrian would be looking for a Barbara, and if she had used yearbook Joan's passport, then he'd be looking for '36 not '32. But are we obsessing on the birthdate when it's possible Adrian has the wrong information on that? Is he remembering what he was told, or does he have some documentation?

Helen, I'm sending you Barbara's contact info. If this is the right family, regardless of which sister, then she's more likely to have the answers than Joan's husband.
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