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Rebecca Report 20 Aug 2013 19:23

I have just received my maternal grandmother's birth certificate. She was adopted when she was born in october 1939.

I'd like to find anyone living that is related to her birth family so would like some help starting my search.

However, the birth certificate says that my grandmother was named marjorie, which remained her name until her death.

Under mothers name/maiden name it says marjorie scholefield.
So im confused. Is this correct, she named her baby after herself before giving her up for adoption?

What are the chances that the document was forged to make it impossible for her to contact her birth family in the future?

help please


Mary Report 20 Aug 2013 19:37

this one
Marjorie Schofield J/A/S 1939 mum nee Schofield
Pancras Greater London v1b p120


Edit no not this one as you have her born in Manchester.


Rebecca Report 20 Aug 2013 21:05

no. she was born in halifax. however, I have her birth certificate. just wanted to know if people would put incorrect information on birth certificates so adopted children couldnt trace birth parents


Porkie_Pie Report 20 Aug 2013 22:32

Did Her mother have a middle name? Who registered the birth? Have you looked for a marriage or death for her mother in that name?

Highly unlikely that anyone would be thinking of falsifying records for a child who was going to be adopted at the time of birth registration,



Reggie Report 20 Aug 2013 22:40

Giving the child her own name would be quite normal

The thought that someone would want to trace her would probably never have crossed her mind.

I think you're looking for complications where there aren't any


Reggie Report 20 Aug 2013 22:45

This MAY be the mother....

Births Sep 1910 (>99%)
SCHOLEFIELD Marjorie Halifax 9a 374


Reggie Report 20 Aug 2013 22:47


Rebecca Report 21 Aug 2013 20:15

the only reason i would think that she isnt that marjoire scholefield is because she would be 29 when she gave birth to my grandmother. i don't know how likely that'd be?


Reggie Report 21 Aug 2013 21:53

You do have some strange ideas..............LOL!


Rebecca Report 21 Aug 2013 22:12

haha its just im trying so hard to find them for my mum lol.


Porkie_Pie Report 21 Aug 2013 22:23

My Great Gran had 13 children the first when she was 19 years old and the last was born when she was 43 years old

Some don't even start trying for children until well into their 30's and older today



Porkie_Pie Report 21 Aug 2013 22:36

As the birth cert doesnt give age for mother and often single girls where sent away to give birth have you considered that the Births Sep 1910 that Reggie found may not be her?

She may have been very young herself in 1939


Births Jun 1921
SCHOLEFIELD Marjorie James Holbeck 9b 940

Holbeck like Halifax is in west yorks so not far apart



Reggie Report 21 Aug 2013 22:43

I only suggested the birth as a my post carefully


Porkie_Pie Report 21 Aug 2013 22:50

I no Reggie, but from Rebecca's post it looks like she thinks mum WAS 29 when she gave birth

Im just trying to get Rebecca to open her mind to other possibilities



Reggie Report 21 Aug 2013 22:53

I know you are on the ball advice was directed at Rebecca


Porkie_Pie Report 21 Aug 2013 22:58

If you seach children their are several possible siblings? listed from 1915 up to 1932 in that part of yorkshire for Scholefield mmn James so their is a possibility of a link



Rebecca Report 21 Aug 2013 23:17

i didnt think the marjorie born in 1910 was likely to be her.... i thought 29 would be too old for her to still be single and have to have the baby adopted. that is all.

Im stuck trying to proceed with the search at this point :/

i know the name and address of her birth mother at the time of my grandmother's birth as it is written on the birth certificate. but i don't know how to search from there.


Rebecca Report 21 Aug 2013 23:19

basically the birth certificate says:

childs name: Marjorie scholefield

october 1939

Place of birth : halifax

Mothers name, surname, maiden surname: Marjorie Scholefield


Porkie_Pie Report 21 Aug 2013 23:43

As I said before; Did you look for a possible marriage or death for her?



Rebecca Report 21 Aug 2013 23:59

yeh but i know so little about her life i dont know how to tell if its her or not?

I know im not very good at this yet.

there are possible marriages for possible marjorie scholefields related to my family. but i cant find any deaths with the name scholefield meaning she must have married?