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amanda louise

amanda louise Report 3 Mar 2013 18:44

Ok thank you Patchem I will try that. :-)


patchem Report 3 Mar 2013 17:49

I am pleased that you have made contact with your Father, and that it is a happy outcome.

I suggest you just ask on Genealogy Chat for information about records for Holland, as, that way, if you title your request to include the word Holland, someone with relevant knowledge may be able to give you advice.

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 3 Mar 2013 15:55

More twists and turns :-)
I received a reply from my dad after he got over the shock of receiving a letter from me after all these years. He was overjoyed to hear from me and has thought about me as he said all my life and often wonderd how I turned out if I knew about him. He also revealed that I have another sister who lives in Holland as he left Wales to work in Holland after he and my mum split. So now I have to wait for him to send me details about my sister before I can start to trace her. My question is does anyone know how you go about accessing the birth records for Holland Please?? :-)


jax Report 23 Dec 2012 16:53


I asked Amanda to remove her comments as it does relate to recent records


Penny Report 23 Dec 2012 16:49

Papers, court records, depends on the crime severity really.
are we talking in years gone by, or now?


Reggie Report 21 Dec 2012 22:58

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 21 Dec 2012 22:46

My biological fathers name is William David Hopkins born 1949 mothers maiden name Catherine M Black. Thank You Jax without you I would never have gotten this far :-)

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 13 Dec 2012 15:24

Yes they are correct but he moved to jersey years ago and moved again and they lost touch. She said she would get intouch with her older sister to see if she has any information and photos


jax Report 13 Dec 2012 15:04

I'm a bit confused, you sent me a pm saying the contact details of his sister I sent you were correct does she not know the where abouts of your father?

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 13 Dec 2012 14:49

:-0 I am in total shock!!

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 13 Dec 2012 14:19

Still no closer to finding my birth father. Forever seem to be hitting my head against a brick wall!

If there is anyone out there who could please help me with my search I would be eternaly greatfull

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 2 Dec 2012 12:47

I was born in 1976 my adoption didn't take place till 1984 so maintenance was paid, as far as wether he consented to the adoption I am unsure if he was informed as my mother and stefather moved away before the adoption.
Due to the fact that my adoption took place in Wales Iam not allowed by law to have fathers last known address or full name. I know his name because my mother told me. I found last know address by searching through the electoral roll for 1975 as I know he his mother and brother were living in one of the two tower block flats.
The address is 81 Hazel Court Sketty Swansea. The tower block is no longer there.
My mother was 16 when she became pregnant with me, my father is older he was atleast 25 at time of conseption. My mother was living in Cydach and father in Sketty at the time


Penny Report 2 Dec 2012 07:09

I'm a bit confused as to some of your facts - David Hopkins willingly paid maintainance....even after you were adopted? Unlikely

Was there a maintainance order? What address is on it?
Was he involved in the adoption? Did he consent? again what address?

Maybe try friends reunited. What schol might he have gone to? your mother was young - did they attend school together? if so,is he listed on the school page on Friends reunited?


Moira Report 2 Dec 2012 05:33

Hello Amanda, it's just a thought, do you know of any siblings of your mother or close friends that maybe hold the key , maybe they could help, anyway just a thought.
Happy Hunting


jax Report 2 Dec 2012 02:53

Sending details of sisters marriage and possible contact details

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 1 Dec 2012 20:04

Thank you Jax. You know it quite strange to think I may have two Aunts that I never knew existed, but then there's an awfull lot I still do not know yet


jax Report 1 Dec 2012 20:00

The two sisters were born 1941 and 1945

go to freebmd link above and click search

Then Births

put in surname Hopkins

mothers maiden name Black


then you will see lots of births but four in Swansea from 1941 - 1954

You cannot tell if her name was Catherine, but there are no other marriages that I can see in that area

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 1 Dec 2012 19:56

the freebdm search is even more confusing although it did give me one match for a marriage between Mr Hopkins and Miss Black

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 1 Dec 2012 19:44

Ooops! I meant Black. Do the 1941 and 1945 births have Catherine m Black as mothers maiden name? I will look on the link you have posted thank you. My mum was 16 when she concived me in 1975 so if that is the case my father could be around 70 :-S


jax Report 1 Dec 2012 19:31

You would not find her birth under Hopkins...she was a Black when she was born and you dont know she was born in Wales she could have been born Scotland or Ireland?