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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Post-1911 Adoption

    There are a number of ways you can search for your birth family (mother, father, brothers and sisters). Go through your local Social Services for counselling. Visit http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Registeringlifeevents/Birthandadoptionrecords/Adoptionrecords/index.htm/...

    Started by Neil Wilson‎, 16-04-2008 8:01 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful adoption site

    Hiya, I highly reccomend this organisation in tracing adoptee's www. afteradoption.org.uk/ They traced two of my siblings within nine months of approaching them. Hope it comes in handy for someone out there. Lynn

    Started by scouse_mouse_2000uk‎, 17-11-2007 11:09 PM
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  1. Private adoption 1891 Barrington - Herberts

    Hi I am trying to find out what the usual adoption process was back in 1890-1891. I know my great-grandfather was adopted by a family called Barrington in St Helens, Lancashire (either late 1890 or early 1891). I have a Certificate of Baptism for 17 March 1891 for William James...

    Started by JoBarrington‎, 14-06-2019 11:01 AM
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  2. Fascinating unofficial adoption

    On my wife's side of the family, we have a Thomas Yates who was born when his mother (Sarah) was approximately 14 years old. I have located the baptism records where the father is not named and the baptism records that Thomas looked about 2 years old. Sarah went on to marry a Thomas Shaw who was...

    Started by saddlers‎, 26-08-2018 10:03 PM
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  3. Rose Family Bath Somerset

    I am researching my Ancestors surname Rose have researched back to William Rose birth 1816-1822 Father Richard Rose, Spouse Brearley father and son occupation Stone Masons. I have not been able to make any progress beyond the dates mentioned. has anyone any ideas.

    Started by minty rose‎, 03-07-2013 4:20 PM
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  4. Charles James Bond b 1898ish

    I'm stumped about where to go next! Charles James Bond, known as James, was the adopted brother of my granny, Mary Ann Bond. He is in the 1901 Census, aged 3, living with his sister, aged 13, and my great-grandparents Henry and Jane Bond in South View, Crownhill, Devon. His place of birth is given...

    Started by Jessie 888‎, 01-08-2015 10:52 AM
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  5. Smile George Gardner born 1808 in Hampshire

    Hello, George is my great great great grandfather. He appears to have been illegitimate and presumably adopted by somebody, or maybe brought up out of wedlock. He married Harriett Norris on 27 November 1830 in Selborne, Hampshire and they had 7 children (Mary, Eliza, Harriett, George, William,...

    Started by billyg54‎, 18-11-2014 3:28 AM
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  6. William Henry Clench

    Hi there I am hoping someone can help me. I have been tracing my fathers adoptive family tree, but can not find any family members for his adoptive dad so I am now thinking was he also adopted. His DOB is 19th march 1902 in Worcestershire but apart from that I have nothing else. Where could I find...

    Started by busdriver193987‎, 25-05-2014 3:50 PM
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  7. Adoption help for my mother

    My mother Anne Bevan was was born in 1942 in Battersea and was put in care home in London (Waifs and Strays) she thinks,also it was a all boys home but the family running it had a daughter and wanted company for her, so they took my mother in,she was adopted in 1945 and became Anne Dawson,she...

    Started by happymark‎, 18-04-2014 4:06 PM
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  8. A Little Help Please

    I found out one of my great grand uncles was adopted by my great grandparents, how do I go about finding his proper surname, and his birth parents? All I know is his name is Colin. A little help or advise would be great. Thanks. Forgot to mention that this was around 1920-1935.

    Started by HayzBCFC‎, 13-12-2013 5:46 PM
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  9. Adoption - 1947

    Hi Please can anyone tell me if your pre-adoption birth certificate with original birth parents are destroyed once you are adopted. I don't want to trace my fathers birth parents but fill the gap - he has provided me with his original name. Lou

    Started by loulight‎, 23-04-2008 7:23 PM
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  10. Adoption Scotland 1870s-1890s

    My Great grandfather was born in Ireland (just a few days before the now destroyed 1871 census-grrr) but was brought up in Scotland, by his mother's sister and her husband. Name on birth cert is Thomas Archibald Johnston. In 1881 the household consisted of Head Henry Kelly McArthur 43, his wife...

    Started by p.mca‎, 11-06-2013 5:39 AM
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  11. Esther Alice Wiltshire- born 1905- Adopted

    Hi all I'm trying to trace my great grandmother, who was adopted, and her biological parents. She was born in 1905 in the Birmingham area. WHat I believe is her correct death certificate states she died in Bromley, Kent in March 1997. My mum and her cousins agree this would be correct. My...

    Started by MattJW‎, 27-11-2012 12:34 PM
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  12. John Nolan b. 1906 Manchester?

    My grandfather, John Nolan was born in October 1906 in Manchester. He was taken as a baby/child to live with a family on Albert Royd Street in Rochdale. In the 1911 census he was listed as John Hopkins! The head of the family in Rochdale and the lady who we were told that took him in was Rachel...

    Started by Castanea1985‎, 25-01-2013 2:19 AM
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  13. Kathleen Southwell, born 1907

    Kathleen was the adopted daughter of James Southwell and his wife Selina and after adoption lived her entire life in Denbighshire. According to the 1911 census, where she appears as Kathleen Amethe (or Ametha), she was born about 1907 in Peterborough, and her death registration (2002) gives her...

    Started by exiled brummie‎, 07-01-2013 11:09 AM
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  14. Is Jane HAMELTON Jane COX?

    The main burden of this query is fostering and adoption in the 19th century, please excuse a couple of “off topic” side issues. According to his Army records, James HAMELTON (my ancestor) was born about 1798 in Tyrwent, Monaghan, Ireland. Unfortunately I cannot find such a place, or any record...

    Started by cotswold mike‎, 04-07-2012 10:11 PM
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  15. Henry Gross, born 1888 London

    Henry is my maternal grandfather; here is a brief summary: 1901 census shows him as being born in Oxford St London. He was adopted at some point by Herman GROSS, a baker born 1853 in Berlin Germany. Herman was married to Francis (nee SLOWGROVE) and at the time of the census were living at 104...

    Started by ejgray52‎, 20-07-2010 8:49 AM
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  16. Adoption info

    My G Aunt left her home in Manchester to live with a man in Cheshire abt 1911, the relationship didnt last, her grandaughter, my 2nd cousin tells me that she had 2 children ( have seen both birth certs) 1 of these children was my cousins father, her father told her that his sister had died young...

    Started by valg‎, 28-05-2012 1:07 AM
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  17. do you think we have a right to know

    hi i was reading some threads about a adoptions and i agree an adoptee as a right to know who their parents where but do you think some people like me that have a brother that supposely been adopted whom i not met have a right to know about them too. i mean i heard my brother lives a few miles down...

    Started by barbie‎, 09-03-2008 12:18 AM
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  18. Missing birth record

    This is a bit of a family mystery/secret It seems after my great granddad was KIA, my great gran had another child, Alls that is known is that she went away for a few months and then came back and her sister ended up with a new baby. For the time i would have thought the name was quite...

    Started by sezzle‎, 02-04-2012 11:10 AM
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  19. Niece to daughter in 10 years

    I have found an 1881 census listing for an ancestor who is at age 3 the daughter of the head of the household. 10 years later, she is listed as his niece. There's no doubt in my mind it's the same people- ages, places of birth and occupations all match- and the head's job is as a police...

    Started by lostinspace‎, 27-10-2011 11:31 PM
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  20. Adoption records - Wales

    I know my g grandmother was adopted between the 1901 and 1911 census' by her uncle, (I know her birth mother also, who seems to have gone off the rails one way or another) and I have the uncle's details. What I wonder is whether the details of the adoption process / application records might be...

    Started by p.mca‎, 30-07-2011 12:52 AM
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