Find Living Relatives

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Gift subscriptions

Genes Reunited gift subscription

Do you know someone interested in discovering their family history?

You can now buy a gift subscription to Genes Reunited so they can research their family tree.

Buy gift or redeem gift


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Searching For Adopted Sibling

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


Deborah Report 20 Feb 2018 05:19

I am searching for my half sister.
Name at birth Heather Ovens
DOB April 15th 1961
Place of birth Birkenhead Maternity Hospital
Mother Sheila Ovens

Any help would be appreciated

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 20 Feb 2018 06:53

Have you added your name to the national adoption contact register

If she also does the same at some time then your contact details will be passed on to her

Also you could add a note on the FreeBMD site against her birth GRO record so if she looks for her original birth record then she will see your note

Have you checked members trees on her to see if anyone has her listed
You can then try to make contact by sending a message through the find out more box

Other than that without knowing her new name then no one can help the search I,m afraid

Good luck :-)


Deborah Report 21 Feb 2018 11:10

Thank you for your response.

I registered with .the UK Birth Adoption Registry and I also made a note on her birth record on FreeBMD sometime ago. I have checked trees to no avail, and as you pointed out I may have trouble as I do not know her adopted name, sadly.