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Adoption 1916?

Postby Nlm2445 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:12 pm

Hello i am looking into my partners family tree and his grandad was adopted but no one knows anything else accept for his original surname. On the records he is registered under both mother and fathers surname which has a little star next to it on the birth register. I ordered the certificate as they both had same number but didnt really give me many clues accept for occupation and parents name. Not sure exactly when was adopted but is there a way to find out anything else? Many thanks
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Re: Adoption 1916?

Postby Templ4r » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:14 pm

If you're lucky enough to know Grandads birth name and have his original birth certificate, you can go back down the family bloodline.

It would be nice to go back down the adopting parents lines as they are part of his life. As you know his adopted name, you could find him on the 1939 register, maybe they are with him there. The release of the 1921 census should give you most of what you need to find them if you can wait that long.
Search for Election registers, see if he's with a couple with the same name.
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Re: Adoption 1916?

Postby junkers » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:57 am

Templ4r wrote:Search for Election registers, see if he's with a couple with the same name.


In those days (pre-1969) you had to be 21 years old to vote and on the register.
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Re: Adoption 1916?

Postby avaline » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:24 am

There was no formal adoption in the UK until 1926, so it will have either been arranged informally by the family or possibly through a charity or similar.

What kind of 'anything else' are you trying to find out?
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