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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:49 am 
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A member of the public has emailed the MSG asking for sources of information on a family member born in Penang in 1936. Whilst this has nothing to do with philately, it may be that members can help with sources etc.

Knowledge of such records might help in our own research in other matters!

The correspondent writes:

I am looking for a family member that was born in 1936 in British Malaya and lived there until 1963 approximately. His name is Michael Evensen and we believe he came from George Town, where he worked in the rubber industry.

Are there any accessible archives for British Malaya where we could find his birth certificate or other important information?

Do you have any recommendations on associations or groups we could contact to find him? We have very good (professional) photos of him that we could circulate."

Born on Dec 19, 1936 in British Malaya (or so we think, the exact date might be wrong).

His family was working in the rubber industry in or near George Town before moving to Europe around 1963. His parents being divorced, his father went to England, his mother to Switzerland, and Michael went to England first (where he modeled) and then to France where he worked in the cardboard industry in Nancy, then Strasbourg, Besançon and finally Paris (this is the last information we have). The company he was working for in France was called La Rochette Cenpa."

A photgraph set from the 1960's was enclosed:

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