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SylviaInCanada Report 11 Dec 2009 01:03

I'm watching you two! lol!!


Cynthia Report 11 Dec 2009 20:25



SylviaInCanada Report 11 Dec 2009 21:22


Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 11 Dec 2009 21:52

And please don't delete as soon as you have been given information; such a waste of time.


SylviaInCanada Report 11 Dec 2009 22:07


that's a good tip

I've stolen it, and added it to the header message

...... hope you don't mind!



TheLadyInRed Report 11 Dec 2009 22:13

Am I the only person who is bothered by people trying to find birth parents on here and submitting really personal information? I have visions of someone who has given a child up for adoption under very difficult and painful circumstances who may have then gone on to marry / re-marry and not told their spouse about the earlier birth. They then read about it on here and irreperable damage may be caused to those relationships.
There is a reason why social services and adoption agencies act as go betweens in such circumstances.
My own mother had a child to a man not her husband but I wouldn't dream of posting his details on here and causing unncessary upset to his innocent family.
Whilst I fully understand the need of adopted children to know their birthright I would just ask that they consider the implications of what they might post on here.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 11 Dec 2009 22:15

Don't mind at all :-)

- just posted two posts of advice, went back to my threads a few minutes later: gone! grrrrrr!!


SylviaInCanada Report 12 Dec 2009 00:54

No Julie

you are not the only one to be bothered about this

We all go to some length (varying lengths!) to hide our own identity on here

...... and then too many post the most personal information about their immediate forebears.

I squirm when I see those requests ..... and the fact that some helpers answer in detail on the thread instead of sending a pm

I was a teenager in the 1950s ..................... and it was still very much a disgrace then to have a baby out of wedlock. Girls were sent away to have their baby in secret, the baby was then adopted. OR the couple was forced to get married.

Many of the women went on to marry other men ........ but the secret was usually kept within her family.

I actually refuse to help with modern lookups

Yet ...... like you, I do understand the desire to find one's family.

I just don't think it should be done through an open site like this

Thanks Joy ....... and sorry about the deletions!

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 12 Dec 2009 15:24



MaureeninNY Report 13 Dec 2009 08:49



SylviaInCanada Report 14 Dec 2009 04:20

for new posters


LizRees Report 14 Dec 2009 09:49

Well done, Sylvia, and everyone who posts helpful advice like this (particularly the tips for newbies).

I've just renewed my GR membership - purely for the value that the GR Community provides.

If it wasn't for people like you, I wouldn't have bothered.

Thank you!



SylviaInCanada Report 14 Dec 2009 20:54

Thank you!


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