Find Ancestors

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Genes Extras

Genes Reunited subscription bonuses

As a way of saying thank you to our subscribers, we have launched Genes Extras. You'll find exclusive competitions and discounts on family history magazines, days out and much more.

Take me to Genes Extras


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

adoption??..........this thread ANSWERED

Page 6 + 1 of 7

  1. «
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 26 Mar 2011 20:43

Good :-)

One step at a time, certificate first :-)


Elaine Report 26 Mar 2011 19:55

she also said charles anderson was in inniskillen regiment(?) his medals were passed down to her,as the eldest child,and she passed them onto the regiment

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 26 Mar 2011 19:46

Always try free BMD first :-)

And it is there, as has been given to you.

Now please send for the marriage certificate. Then we can proceed further.


Elaine Report 26 Mar 2011 19:46

hi K,thnx for the start....found the griffiths family--mother,father and 7 children(inc.jane e. b.1894) on the 2011 census,living glamorganshire. only thing i couldn't understand...if she did indeed marry in 1910,why was she still at home on the 1911 census? can't find anything about the marriage of her to charles e kelly.wigan. i rang my 88 yr old aunt and asked if she was def. sure mi grandma was adopted....she said she was maybe fostered. understandable really when there were 7 kids in the house!


K Report 26 Mar 2011 18:45

There is this marriage but the surname is Kelly

Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page
Marriages Mar 1915 (>99%)
Anderson Charles E Kelly Wigan 8c 142
Kelly Jane E Anderson Wigan 8c 142


K Report 26 Mar 2011 18:34

Try the Anderson and Evans marriage first then see if it confirms her original maiden name was Griffiths and if detials of a father are given


Elaine Report 26 Mar 2011 18:31

well its welsh! a good start...and the initials correct--she was jane ellen. so she only have been 16 yrs of age then when she first married. wonder if mi aunty was anderson a christian name too? anderson charles? or even charles anderton?


K Report 26 Mar 2011 18:19

There is this marriage in1910 from Ancestry, but I can't see a husband at the moment - Edit looked at all those married in the District in that quarter and there is no Anderson

Name: Jane E Griffiths
Year of Registration: 1910
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
District: Llanrwst
County: Caernarvonshire, Denbighshire
Volume: 11b
Page: 506


K Report 26 Mar 2011 18:09

The marriage record is from FreeBMD site. I cannot see a previous marriage to Charles Anderson at the moment.

You would need to buy the certificate from the General Record Office online for £9.25 to see the detials


Annemarie Report 26 Mar 2011 18:09

Where do you think they were married and would she not have married your grandad under her previous married name of Anderson and probably after 1915 on All England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005


Elaine Report 26 Mar 2011 18:00

they lived atherton i believe..3 miles fr leigh. how did you find that? i was on 3 sites trying to find out! she was griffiths>married charles anderson who was killed,then married g/dad,eli. was there any more mother or fathers name?


K Report 26 Mar 2011 17:54

You don't say the area that they lived in following the marriage. Could this be the marriage of Eli and Jane? Leigh is on the edge of Manchester

Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page
Marriages Mar 1917 (>99%)
ANDERSON Jane E Evans Leigh 8c 284
Evans Eli Anderson Leigh 8c 284


Elaine Report 26 Mar 2011 17:42

no marriage cert,sorry. my aunty(their eldest daughter)told me her mother was adopted,so i don't know if griffith is her natural name or her adopted name...she said she was born in meadow st,but doesnt know wot part of wales it was. she would have been adopted well before aunts were born in 1922 and 1923 and mi mum was born in 1925


Tina Report 26 Mar 2011 16:24

As I believe it, there was no formal adoption before arround 1928. Before then adoptions could be privately arranged, often within families, with no formal record being made.

What sort of date were you thinking of?

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 26 Mar 2011 16:22

Official adoption started, I believe, in 1927.

What makes you wonder about her being adopted? Do you have the marriage certificate for Eli and Jane?

Marked As Answer Marked as Answered


Elaine Report 26 Mar 2011 16:00

i know its a big ask,but where would i look for details of adoption? the reason i ask is that my maternal grandad,eli evans b.8th apr 1894,married jane ellen(was told she was born in wales)b.1894 too. she was married to charles anderson,a soldier,who was killed. she then went on to marry my grandad eli. the problem is,apart from knowing her maiden name was grffith(my aunty says it griffith not griffithS),i am unable to look back any further. this is so annoying,as i have gone back (with help from here!)to 1835 on my paternal side