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Margaret A White/Yvonne White adopted sisters

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Stephanie Report 9 Aug 2013 16:02

My mother birth name of Jennifer Ann White was born in Hemsworth Yorkshire in 1962. She was then put up for adoption with her sisters Margaret and Yvonne White. We do not know the circumstances but are looking to find the two sisters and possibly any other family members. My mother was the youngest and Yvonne the oldest with the d.o.b around 1958. i have found the birth records of my mother and Margaret Ann White born in 1960 which both state the mothers maiden name as Snowden.

We have been searching for quite a while but i am still quite new to this and dont know what steps to take next due to the adoption and possible marriages etc :-(. If anyone can help or knows any information regarding these people please could you contact me.

Thanks Stephanie.


Penny Report 9 Aug 2013 17:33

Joined the adoption contact register?


patchem Report 9 Aug 2013 17:45

Welcome to the boards, Stephanie.

Have you worked out who the parents were, and have you looked to see if they are in anyone's tree on here?


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Aug 2013 17:56

Here's the Adoption Contact Register url

Try searching Facebook & other social networking sites- they might have opened an account in their birth names


Stephanie Report 9 Aug 2013 18:02

We know the parents last names but even the daughters birth names aren't linked with anything or any other tree, all i have managed to find is the birth records.

My mother doesn't own anything about the birth parents as she was only 1 year old and she was adopted three years after she began in foster care etc.
The closest idea regarding a first name for the mother is Ann but even thats long winded as its just from the fact two of the girls had Ann as their middle name.

See i'm not too good at this



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Aug 2013 18:12

Did you find out about your Aunt's from your mother's Adoption Records? If she hasn't accessed them, then she should apply to Social Services or the Agency who handled the adoption. It sounds as if she hasn't otherwise you'd know her parent's name

Once a person has been adopted, all public records are in their 'new' names.

If you wanted copies of the original birth certificates, order them from
for £9.25 as long as you use the references from the index

The certificate will give the declared names of both parents including the mother's maiden name, occupations and normal residence


Stephanie Report 9 Aug 2013 18:27

She remembered their names since she was little and she was told the area that one of them had gone to but it was years later and baring in mind that was in 1963 a lot will have changed since then too and we don't know for sure if she was just fostered or adopted.

Do i have to register in my own name or my mothers name?


Stephanie Report 9 Aug 2013 18:29

we have a few letters which have been signed about adoption and foster care etc but the birth parents arent on it just my grandparents who fostered/adopted her


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Aug 2013 18:29

Not sure - either or I'd think as you are both birth relatives.

Yvonne was born 3Q 1958.

Will PM details + something else which may be relevant.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Aug 2013 18:35

Your mum really needs to follow up and gain access to her case file.

PMing possible marriage of the parents

ADDED - sorry for the delay - forgot to put a title in the subject line! You should have it now. Check your 'in box'

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link!

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 9 Aug 2013 18:40

If you look on FreeBMD:

There looks to be a brother also. Parents could be Brian and Joyce as there's a marriage in the correct area.



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Aug 2013 18:42

Will post the additional info here :-(

First Name JOHN H
Last Name WHITE
Birth Year 1959
Gender M
Mother's Maiden Name SNOWDEN
Year 1959
Country England
County Yorkshire
Event Quarter 3
District Number
Volume 2B
Page 971

First Name JOHN H
Last Name WHITE
Gender M
Year 1959
Birth Year 1959
Birth Month
Birth Day
County Yorkshire
Country England
Volume 2B
Event Quarter 4
District Number
Page 598


Stephanie Report 9 Aug 2013 18:42

Thankyou so much for all your help! We really appreciate it!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Aug 2013 18:43

Rose - the marriage sent by PM + John's birth now posted above as he has died.


Stephanie Report 15 Aug 2013 10:15

How can i find the birth or death records of my mums biological parents? Joyce snowden and Brian White. I have tried looking but i can't work out who is the right person etc, i have their marriage info but nothing to do with births/ deaths or their parents...
Help? :-(


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 Aug 2013 10:48

You were sent the detaills of the marriage reference on 9 Aug.
If you order the certificate, that would give their declared ages and the names of their fathers if known.
Witnesses could also be related.

Order certificates from
It will cost you £9.25 and includes P&P.

Once you have registered, tick 'yes' the box on the form that says "Is the GRO Index Reference Number known? " and complete the pages with the info from the marriage reg.


Reggie Report 16 Aug 2013 13:16

It's entirely feasible that both Brian and Joyce are alive................