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Hollyhocks Report 17 Jun 2013 23:36

My mother's sister gave a baby up for adoption in 1943 when he was 9 months
old. I know his name was Michael Anthony Dunning and he was born Apr/May time in 1943.

He would be now 70, if he is still alive, and I have often thought of trying to trace
him as I have been interested in genealogy for years now.

Can anyone point me in the right direction as the hard part seems to be that when he was adopted he may possibly have had his name changed so where
do you start?

Many Thanks



brummiejan Report 17 Jun 2013 23:45

I would say the first step would be to register on the National Adoption Register - if he goes looking for his birth family he may be on there. I am assuming that this is in the UK?
Have you checked to see if anybody else on here is researching the same family?


Hollyhocks Report 17 Jun 2013 23:50

Thank you Brummiejan - No, there is nobody mentioned in the trees on here.

How would I go about registering on the National Adoption Register ? Sorry
to be so naive about this but have never followed this path before.



Hollyhocks Report 17 Jun 2013 23:52

Yes, this would have been in the UK.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 17 Jun 2013 23:57


Hollyhocks Report 18 Jun 2013 00:01

Thank you DetEcTive.......I have just had a look and it seems you can download a form and pay £30. to put yourself on the register.

Thanks to everyone for your help.

Time for bed.......goodnight

Hollyhocks x