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Jennifer Report 9 Jun 2014 12:24

Hi everyone, Im new on here after about 8 years of being away so learning all over again...we had some snippet of information at a recent funeral that Ive been asked to look question is this; the date and name I have been given to check a registered birth is showing up as a different mothers name and area??? Now I know its spelt correctly as its my husband

is there another place i can check the details? I know I cant see adoption records but im stuck for ideas xx
thanks in advance


mgnv Report 9 Jun 2014 13:08

Have you found a marriage for his parents?
It might be that instead of looking for, say, William Smith, son of John Smith and Mary Jones, that you need to look for William Jones, son of Mary Jones.


Jennifer Report 9 Jun 2014 13:25

Hi thanks for your message, Ive got the marriage details and checked under records of his mums maiden name also, they were married in 64 he was born in 71...xx


brummiejan Report 9 Jun 2014 13:31

This is intriguing isn't it Jennifer!
How would you feel about PM'ing the details to me (or any other member who is equally nosy!) and I'll have a look?
Also, does he have siblings? Might be worth checking their births out too.


Jennifer Report 9 Jun 2014 13:36

that would be great if you could thankyou so much Jan xx


mgnv Report 9 Jun 2014 13:40

Remember that one has 6 wks to rego a birth, and the GRO records aren't indexed by quarter of birth, but are indexed by quarter of registration.


brummiejan Report 9 Jun 2014 17:20

Have had PM from Jennie, and I agree - can't find a sign, having looked at indexes up till 2nd qtr 1972.
The birth she mentions is someone else i think, middle name different.
Does anybody else fancy a go?
Also, have asked Jennie if he has ever actually ever seen a birth cert.
Where did this name come from I wonder?
His sister's birth is recoded.


Sirius Report 9 Jun 2014 18:30

I'm happy to have a go if you like?


Penny Report 10 Jun 2014 07:31

Will have a look if you want to send Jan/Jennifer


Flip Report 11 Jun 2014 07:02

As you know all his details (as they are at the moment) you could try ordering a bc from the GRO, by not giving GRO index number you can put in his and parents details on the form. I know someone who did this and it came back, but as an extract from the adoption register (you mention adoption in your opening post).

I could take a look, but highly unlikely to find anything if Jan hasn't managed to.


brummiejan Report 11 Jun 2014 12:10

I think Jenny has taken herself off the site?? Have tried PM'ing her again but in name box it says something like 'insert name of contact', and without this a message is impossible.


Flip Report 11 Jun 2014 17:28

Bit drastic Jan! Most people only delete threads, not themselves ;-)


brummiejan Report 11 Jun 2014 17:37

I know!! But I can't think of any other explanation.
Can you try a PM too, in case it's just me? Without more info it's not possible to help any further.
Seems a bit strange as she sent the details to me after I offered to look, but nothing since. And my messages to/from her have gone too, though most likely I have deleted them in error I suppose.


Flip Report 11 Jun 2014 17:50

It's not you, I tried earlier and got the same.


jax Report 12 Jun 2014 01:58

If someone deletes their account all messages to and from disappear....rather odd :-S


brummiejan Report 12 Jun 2014 17:01

That's interesting Jax, not me going mad then!
Obviously Jenny had 2nd thoughts, fair enough.


mookins Report 16 Jun 2014 20:03

Hi, its me Im back, so sorry, I got in touch with G.Reunited and they managed to find my tree so have gone back to my old account so dont have to redo it all....sorry nothing overly exciting as to why I dissapeared lol xx


brummiejan Report 16 Jun 2014 22:15

Good to see you back Jenny!
I took the liberty of sharing the info you gave me with the other members here who offered to help. As far as I know nobody has found a thing.
I assume your husband is adopted? May I ask where the name details came from?


mookins Report 21 Jun 2014 20:00

Hi Jan, we only heard a snippet of info at my father in laws funeral a few weeks back so we are unaware of anything, his mother passed 2 years ago so we dont know who else to ask. my husbands name is the one I gave you I have no idea where else to there an adoption information website? as presumably if his name isnt in these records then he would of been registered as someone else?
thanks all for your help
jennie xx


brummiejan Report 21 Jun 2014 20:44

Hi Jennie. Assuming he is adopted (not completely sure from what you say), your husband has a right to see his adoption file. This will give him his birth name.
I suggest he asks social services for advice in the first instance, though it might be worth looking here:
However, I am a bit confused as to how he knows about his sister if this is the case? And how other people seem to know his birth name, or think they do?
If the name he currently uses is his adopted name, this will not show on the birth indexes, if that is what you mean??