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Jayne Report 20 Jan 2013 17:18

That is really helpful Inky1 and yes it is a post 1912 birth. I guess it is a sensitive one as my family (what's left of them) wouldn't want to talk about it as they would see it as 'shameful'. Very sad....anyway I will try what you have suggested and 'tread carefully'. Thank you.


Inky1 Report 20 Jan 2013 16:14


I see no responses to your final question?
You assume adoption. You are probably correct. But there may have been fostering - either initially, or for longterm.

The child's birth record will exist within the GRO quarterly returns. So if you have a good idea of the year(?) you do stand a chance of finding it, especially if the year is post-1912. But the adoption record (ie the revised birth record that shows the child's new names and those of the adoptive parents) is not available online.

Please look to the official website for further info.


Jayne Report 19 Jan 2013 19:28

Thank you PricklyHolly! Much appreciated! ;-)


PricklyHolly Report 19 Jan 2013 19:18

Welcome to the boards Jayne.

If you get stuck with your research..........there are always lots of friendly, helpful members on the "Find Ancestors" board who are more than willing to help you out.

Prickles. x


Jayne Report 19 Jan 2013 18:59

Thank you to everyone who replied - this was really helpful! A really friendly site...thanks :-D


jax Report 18 Jan 2013 16:56

Dont use credits for bmd's it it free here up to approx 1960ish


jansmith Report 18 Jan 2013 16:48 this is the link for certs as above


Mark Report 18 Jan 2013 16:37

Hello Jayne - Welcome to Genes Reunited.

Many members will be glad to help with any enquiry you may have. A Volume Number and Page Number are what is needed to purchase a Birth, Marriage and Death certificate from the GRO - General Record Office. Based in Southport but ordered through there secure site at a cost of £9.25 each


Jayne Report 18 Jan 2013 16:32

Hello everybody!

I have a very simple question I am sure - but I am not sure where I go to find the answer. I have used some of my credits to access certain records and these records then give me a volume number and volume page number. What does this relate to and will this give me even more information? :-)
Also, where is the best place to look if my Grandmother had a baby out of wedlock which (I presume) was adopted?

Thank you for your help!