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Karen Ann Lawrence (Richardson) 1966-2001

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Kim Report 31 Mar 2019 00:01

I am posting on behalf of a relative of Karen, as we have a relative in common. Karen was apparently adopted at a couple of months old and became Richardson. She then married in 1984 to become Lawrence. Sadly she has now passed away, but I really need to find out what her birth name was or where I might get hold of her adoption certificate. I don't know much about her, just that her death was registered in Ealing, her marriage was registered in Surrey Northern district (1984) and I have information about who she married and who her 3 children are. Her apparent date of birth was 27/07/1966. I would really appreciate some help with this, as her relative needs this information quite urgently. Many thanks

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 31 Mar 2019 08:00

You can't access her adoption file

If she knew her birth name then maybe she told her children other than that can't see how the info would be available


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 31 Mar 2019 10:54

The law was changed a few years ago. Limited information can be released if it’s for medical reasons.

Suggest to Karen’s relative that she contacts her local social services post adoption section.

She/you could plough through all the GRO birth index images for 1966 Jul-Sep. Pick out all females who either have a handwritten alteration to the index numbers and/or surname the same as the mother’s maiden name. Some alterations may relate to late registration rather than adoption.

There’s still no guarantee that you’d be able to identify the correct birth. Adoptions tend to occur out of birth or family area to limit the risk of marrying a close relative.

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 31 Mar 2019 11:21

Are you able to contact her husband or children?


ErikaH Report 31 Mar 2019 11:46


Kay???? Report 31 Mar 2019 14:14

Her adoption certificate wont be of use as its issued -after-adoption and will bear no indication of a birth surname.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 31 Mar 2019 15:09

i found her dads birth so she can supply a copy of that

details given on thread on genealogy board