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trying to find adopted siblings

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Sep 2014 18:20

Hi Theresa and welcome to the boards - this thread is about Crystal's search for 'Giggins'.

As your search is unrelated, it would be best to start a thread of your own. :-)


Theresa Report 1 Sep 2014 17:17

Im looking for my sister who was adopted around 1950 in Barking Essex.

Her name on her birth cert is Alice Pike, i believe Alice and my brother Victor Albert

Pike were adopted by a couple who also lived in Barking but then moved to Scotland.

Ive been told Victor died around the age of 21. I do not know what their adopted

name, so this is making it hard for me to trace Alice, i would love to meet my

eldest sister who would now be 65 x


Crystal Report 18 May 2013 23:09

There is no links with the giggins on there


Peahen Report 18 May 2013 01:15

If you have a look at Ancestry Message Boards there are Giggins on there. I think you may find a connection which could be a starter.

Good luck.



Crystal Report 17 May 2013 13:28

To Penny, My husband was born in 1983. Yes he stayed with his mother. His mother can not tell us any more then what we already know.

They were 3,2,1 and newborn taken into care. My husband was born after.

Thank you


Crystal Report 17 May 2013 13:26

Hi, Thanks for your help. Yes my husband has the same mother and father as Darren, Kerry, Michaela and Daniel.

We still have no luck. Darren seems to be on here but he hasn't replied. I have messaged him again. We can see his name is Darren Thomas now and i've messaged hundreds of Darren Thomas' on facebook but can't find him yet.

Crystal x


Penny Report 18 Nov 2012 07:21

In the opening post, the poster says she's made 'hundreds of phone calls'

To whom? If these people have been adopted, their surname wil have changed so they wont be Giggins.

If they are interested in their roots, They might have started trees n the birth surname, so searching trees MIGHT help. Otherwise you are stumped because you dont know what their names are!

What year was your husband born? Did he stay with his mother - if so, is she able to tell him anything?

How old were they when they were taken into care?


Hilary Report 17 Nov 2012 22:56


I was just recently connected with my nephew who was adopted 49yrs ago, so don't give up.

I also belong to, I included my nephew in my family tree. I obtained his birth cert, which had his birth parents names, I added them all in my tree.
When his adopted parents passed away he wanted to find his birth family, so he started his own tree, putting in his father's name, by doing so my tree was made available to him and he emailed me.

Like GenesReunited, Ancestry also have a Find Living Relative site. With the help of the wonderful people on both of these sites I also managed to find my 1/2 brother & sister last year after 33yrs.

I checked for your husbands siblings, finding all there births listed, but were you aware some of them have listed the mother as Giggins or Dale born Banting, Essex.

Question - does your husband have the same parents?

I also found a Cheryl Louise Giggins 1978 - mother ( Sleet ) born Barking, is it possilbe her father was the brother of Jon's siblings father.

If I can be of help let me know


Crystal Report 12 Nov 2012 21:55

no we haven't just done Norcap though x


brummiejan Report 11 Nov 2012 18:18

You haven't said if your husband has put his details on the National Adoption Register?


Crystal Report 11 Nov 2012 15:33

Just bumping this incase any of them are on here :)

We are still looking.

Contacted adoption agenices and they have put notes in their files. Hopefully one day we have contact :)


jax Report 27 Oct 2012 23:01

Any message you sent would go to his email address which would say

Contact from Genes Reunited ( >>>Your name<<<)

He would then log onto this site to reply...I believe?

If he has changed his email address since joining Genes and has not notified them ..he will not recieve any messages

Looking at his membership number it looks about 8 years there is a good chance he has changed email address's


Crystal Report 27 Oct 2012 22:37

He still hasn't checked it :( I guess he doesn't come on here no more


Crystal Report 7 Oct 2012 17:58

Yeah no luck yet. Shame that Darren hasnt checked his messages. strong possibility it is him as there was only one Darren Giggins born in 1978 around this area.


jax Report 5 Oct 2012 19:20

You can check that yourself by going to search top right of screen and selecting search trees

I have looked and cannot see that he has them...but as I said he may only have himself in his tree


Crystal Report 5 Oct 2012 18:38

Hi Jax, does he have any names that match mine do you know? His mum Dawn or dad John. Would love to know that is him x


jax Report 5 Oct 2012 16:30

Hi Allison welcome to the boards

You should really start a thread of your own rather than adding to this one

The chances of anyone knowing him seeing this is virtually nil. If you are related have you added your name to the adoption contact register? also have you looked to see if he has a tree on here in his birth name?


Allison Report 5 Oct 2012 15:26

Hi I am looking for a Trevor born 11 February 1966 in County Durham. We believe he was adopted by a family in the Darlington area but not sure. If you are him or know of him I would love to hear from you but only if you get his permission to get in touch. Thank you. Allison


Sheila Report 4 Oct 2012 23:29

Sent you a pm, do you know which agency was used for the adoption ? and what age they where adopted at ?


jax Report 4 Oct 2012 22:47

You find out the same way as I did...thats by searching for each individual name and ....No he does not have the other names

If it is him he may not be aware of the others? or he may just have himself in his tree which is not unusual