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Anne Report 10 Nov 2017 18:08

Thank you for your suggestion I checked it out and sure enough there was an S


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 10 Nov 2017 11:59

Look for their birth reg on
If there’s a S/ or /S as part of the reference number, that usually indicates they’ve officially been adopted.
At some point in the 20th Century the S was dropped from the index. If you were to send for a copy you might find that the adoption had been notated onto it. It won’t give the new name.

Official adoption wasn’t recorded until c1923. Prior to that there is no indication of the fact.


maggiewinchester Report 10 Nov 2017 11:57

Do you mean adopted by the mother's new husband?


Anne Report 10 Nov 2017 11:43

how can you find out if achild has been adopted when their mother has remarried