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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #9 on: Friday 27 April 12 09:48 BST (UK) »
I have just come across this as I have been searching for my brother who was born in that home in 1966.
The address I have was Hill rise and the records were apparently sent to herts council. Unfortunately it seems that a lot of records never made it and have been lost forever. It has been suggested to me that some records have been destroyed by doo-gooders to protect the adoptees.
I have also contacted all the agencies that were around in that area or at least those offices in which records have been transferred.
I have come across a brick wall but will contact them again this week to see if they have managed to find anything.
Good luck in your search.

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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #10 on: Monday 14 May 12 07:18 BST (UK) »
Hi luvvly

WELCOME to ROOTSCHAT !


There are a few tracing websites which may help.

www.Missing-You.net has an "adoption" section.
You never know.


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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #11 on: Monday 14 May 12 17:47 BST (UK) »
Hi Ray
thank you for that. Unfortunately I am already on that and have been posting a number of years.
Kind regards

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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 15 May 12 22:01 BST (UK) »
Hi Luvvly

Little Nell's thread must be read .....
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,253490.0.html

I have highlighted by pm the relevant sentence and view.

Good Hunting !


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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 16 May 12 10:03 BST (UK) »
Thanks Ray, much appreciated.  :)

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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #14 on: Monday 08 October 12 21:27 BST (UK) »
So sorry I have not been in contact but have treatment for cancer.  I am just recovering.  Needless to say I havent been able to look into this any further but I will be in the near future hopefully.  If I find anything I will let everyone know.

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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 21 November 12 13:05 GMT (UK) »
Beds Archives newsletter #93 Autumn 2012 has an article about the Bedfordshire Training Home for Girls 1879 - 1930 in Park Road North, Bedford. The Home closed in 1930 and the building was transferred to the St Albans Diocese for use as a Mother & Baby Home. See this link to get the online newsletter from which there are several links to information.

http://www.bedfordshire.gov.uk/CommunityAndLiving/ArchivesAndRecordOffice/Newsletter93Autumn2012.aspx

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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 20 July 14 14:41 BST (UK) »
Good afternoon.
I wonder if anybody could possibly help me.
My grandmother who is sadly not here anymore gave birth to a little girl who was then adopted after 6 weeks.
I have no date of birth or name.
Is it possible to trace someone with such little knowledge?

Thanks.

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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 20 July 14 22:46 BST (UK) »
Hoppity,
Are you still looking?
My grandfather is a Pilcher From Folkstone, Kent
If that could be of any help

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