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birth records.

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Amanda, Report 1 Mar 2013 22:11


I didn't mean for you to reveal any personal information, and it may have seemed that way.
I was more wondering which way of searching you were trying to do, mother looking for a child, or a child looking for a parent.

Kind regards


Amanda, Report 1 Mar 2013 21:56

Hi Judy,

It might help if we knew what it is you are trying to find out.

Kind regards


Andrew Report 1 Mar 2013 21:49

I have full details of my birth mother (deceased before I found her) and name and adress of my half brother. I have never contacted him.


Judith Rosemary

Judith Rosemary Report 1 Mar 2013 21:28

There wont be when a child is adopted your birth name only appears when your birthmother registered you when the adoption take place you are issued with your adoptive birth certificate and all adoptive children are in the adoptive registers although anyone can apply for orginal cert and adoptive cert no one knows the change of name only the adoptee when they want to know its harder for the birth parents as unless the child wants to find them its very hard nearly impossible for them to trace their child as they wont have their adoptive name .to go on
have you traced any siblings or your birth mother andrew


Andrew Report 1 Mar 2013 21:11

I've just checked my original birth record in the GRO list and there is no record against it. Its only on the actual cert itself that has a margin note, but doesn't say what my new name is. There is no record in GRO of my adopted name.

Have also replied to OP by PM



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Mar 2013 20:37

As Amanda's hasn't a notation, then they probably weren't introduced until after then ie 1960 as you've noticed.

Judith Rosemary

Judith Rosemary Report 1 Mar 2013 20:30

Thanks everyone


Amanda, Report 1 Mar 2013 19:48

I was born in 1959 and adopted.
There is nothing in the GRO Index to alert anyone that I was adopted.



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Mar 2013 19:41

Andrew - can you check if there is a margin note on the GRO index please? That's the what Judy might mean as she probably wouldn't have purchased loads of BC's for children who were adopted.

If we can't work it out for her, perhaps Judy could consider phoning GRO tomorrow of next week?

+44 (0)300 123 1837 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. Saturday 9am to 4pm)

If you do contact them, please let us know what they say.

Judy - Out of interest, which years were you looking at?


Andrew Report 1 Mar 2013 18:33

I was born 1954 and adopted. A copy of my original BC has a margin note that I was adopted, but no ref number or new name.


Judith Rosemary

Judith Rosemary Report 1 Mar 2013 16:54

Can anyone tell me round about when people are adopted and the orginal birth certificate had a no and reference put at the side of it and then with their new name they were added to the adoption register can find lots after 1960 but was there a different method before this.

Can anyone shed any light on this for me.