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found my mothers past

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Alfred Report 20 Dec 2012 07:49

After 80 years of us all thinking my mother was illegitimate I found a person on here who turned out to be my cousin,his mother and mine were sisters. My mother was the third child and as they were living with inlaws they decided there wasn't enough room for her. She was given away but at 10 her foster mother died and she ended up in an orphanege. When she was 21 she emmigrated to australia her last address was gateshead and have found since that her mother also was living there. all too late for my mother.