I have been trying to trace my father's birth certificate without much success and it
was suggested that I asked the records office for help. I popped in there on Wednesday
18th August and explained my problem. There was no trace anywhere of a Christie Edward
Theobald Potter born on 30 Sep 1920. The lady there suggested that I look through a
register of home births kept by doctors and midwives. I checked the 1920 book, it appears
to be in no particular order, but I thought September might be near the back. After 50
pages I came across an entry for a male child born 30 Sep in Hannover Quay to George and
Alice Christodoulas. I knew that his mother was Alice Potter and she was born in Hannover
Quay and according to my father's wedding certificate his father was George Potter. I
requested the certificate from the Register Office and the next day had my father's
birth certificate. It's only taken me about 6 years to find it (on and off), he was
born Theobald Edward Christodoulas!
. Many thanks to all who have helped.