View Full Version : 2 illegitimate children?
09-12-2008, 9:33 PM
cut a long story short, grandma had at least 2 illegitimate children before my father in law was born in 1950, she married in 1948, so am assuming it was before this time, is there anyway of finding out? If so how?
This is just the start, apparently this is just the start and there have been more babies born this side of the bed than the other, if you know what i mean lol
09-12-2008, 9:53 PM
We have to protect living rellies, but I think a trawl through the GRO quarter by quarter, starting with her marriage date and going backwards using her maiden name will get you some results.
10-12-2008, 10:01 AM
Many thanks for that, i dont really want to contact them, but was just curious as what to do. If we were to go down that route, i think my ex father in law would be better contacting adoption agencies, as they have the experience sort of thing. Also he would have to think long and hard about the future and thier feelings.
Right back to searching for those who i know are deceased, easier and much more interesting lol
10-12-2008, 11:12 AM
I know that the ONS (ex-GRO) have a booklet which they will send to you if you really want to go down the road of searching for adopted children. Their website would be a good place to start :
10-12-2008, 11:21 AM
I will look into that, really dont want to tread on anyones toes and upset anyone, but my father in law has pretty much given me the go ahead on anything find, ancesters, relatives alive or dead.
10-12-2008, 3:40 PM
Flounder - You never know. They might be looking too but don't know how to go about it! But you will :D
10-12-2008, 7:44 PM
There is always the original parish registers, available on fiche at the local records office. I had a friendly vicar who wrote B******s next to my grandfather's name and his siblings. It was actually easier to look for than his mother's name when searching for the others. Other vicars have been known to write the father's name down even if this wasn't given by the mother.
10-12-2008, 7:51 PM
Your ex father in law needs to register with the Adoption Contact Register (see the GRO website). There's nothing else he or you can do with regard to the adoption question.
The best thing you, as chief researcher ;), can do is to search the GRO indexes as suggested by Astoria and, as appropriate, obtain certificates.
11-12-2008, 12:12 PM
Many thanks for all your help and suggestions. Am seeing ex father in law on Sunday, so will chat to him then, rather than on the phone.
You really have been helpful, will let you all know how we get on.
Powered by vBulletin™ Version 4.1.3 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.