Posted By:Kisholi Mendis
Subject:Ancestors of Gertrude/Muriel Karunaratne, BPM Mendis & WEP de Mel
Post Date:October 27, 2012 at 05:21:32
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Forum:Sri Lanka Genealogy Forum
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I'm trying to trace my family beyond my grandparents and would like some help.

What I know so far is that
- from my mother's side Conrad Joseph Fernando married Gertrude May(?) Louise(?) Fernando (nee Karunaratne)and lived in Bambalapitiya
(Gertrude also had a sister Muriel who married Rex Rabot)
- from my father's side Balapuwaduge Percy Michael Mendis married Widanelage Ethel Piyaseeli Mendis (nee de Mel) and lived in Laxapathiya, Moratuwa

I'm told that there is a varied mix of Burgher and Southern ancestry on Gertrude's side of the family which I'm specifically interested in tracing. The other branches are mostly regular old Sinhalese :)

Any help would be appreciated.