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Paulette Marcy Brain (birth name)

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Marion Report 29 Dec 2012 14:13

Hi I'm trying to find my half sister born between Dec 1959 and Mar 1960 In Bristol area. Name of Paulette Marcy Brain, believe Newport area adoption. Name of mother known but not giving on this board.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 29 Dec 2012 15:50

She was registered in Mar qtr of 1960.

her birth GRO ref doesn't indicate adopted so you may be able to get the cert if you want it.

have you put yourself on the adoption register so if she is looking for birth family you may be informed

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 29 Dec 2012 19:44


The GRO refs don't show adoptions that far back. Not until about 1962.



Flip Report 29 Dec 2012 22:24

Rose is right, but if you get the actual birth cert it should be marked "adopted" if she was..... some children never got adopted.

You can order the certificate through GRO - even if she was adopted you can get the cert. although it won't give you her adoption info.

Have you registered with the adoption contact register? I see you were born earlier than her so were you also adopted?