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Staffordshire Lookup Requests / Re: Berry family in Staffordshire/ Midlands
« on: Sunday 16 January 22 22:14 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Kay

The only way a related someone will find your post is through an internet search engine, but it depends on when they search: this week, next week, next year?

Topics like this don't get deleted, they just sit here in the hope that maybe someone will find it and reconnect with you.

Cavan / Re: Shannon family from County Cavan
« on: Tuesday 11 January 22 09:23 GMT (UK)  »

Lancashire Lookup Requests / Re: 1851/61 Census Look up, Lancashire (Bennison)
« on: Monday 10 January 22 12:33 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Harrisonofthenorth

Welcome to Rootschat  ;D

Previous contributors to this topic should receive an email notification that you have posted and hopefully come back soon.


Down / Re: Patrick Rooney
« on: Friday 07 January 22 08:58 GMT (UK)  »
Moved as requested.

Good luck!

The Common Room / Re: Census with no address and question
« on: Thursday 06 January 22 14:51 GMT (UK)  »
This topic is locked as the question has been answered.

The Common Room / Re: 1921 Census No address
« on: Thursday 06 January 22 14:50 GMT (UK)  »
This topic is locked as the question has been answered.

The Common Room / Re: 1921 census addresses
« on: Thursday 06 January 22 14:46 GMT (UK)  »
This topic is locked as the question has been answered.

Suffolk / Re: Suffolk parish registers to go online?
« on: Wednesday 05 January 22 11:15 GMT (UK)  »
I can't answer all of your query but a suggestion as to why parishes may be missing from FindMyPast.

My interest in Hertfordshire registers which are on FindMyPast is the village of Pirton, which is not on FindMyPast.

They have their own parish website with their own parish transcriptions and appear not to have 'given permission' for their records to be on the FindMyPast website.

Could this be similar for Orford?

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Tracing an adopted sibling
« on: Tuesday 28 December 21 21:33 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Lindy

Supplementary amendments to entries in the birth index do not usually signify an adoption has taken place.

There is an explanation here

The GRO makes sure there is no way of linking a birth record with that in the Adopted Children's index unless you know both names.

The GRO has this

The suggestion is you put yourself on the adoption contact register in the hopes that if they are looking for you, contact can be made.

You have approached your local social services which is one of the ways forward. Unfortunately social services around the country are struggling with the effects of covid on staff and in many cases they are struggling to deal with adults and children in need of urgent care now rather than helping adopted people trace their siblings. As your brother was born in 1952, social services, the GRO and intermediary help are the only ways forward.

Even if you did happen upon his name after adoption, I would not recommend sending an unsolicited approach letter. However, others here may disagree, but a lot of harm can be done receiving a letter out of the blue.

You may feel that time is running out but there is a process in place and you must wait your turn on the conveyor belt.

You can purchase as many birth certificates as you can afford, you will not be stopped from having one that is annotated to show an adoption has taken place. If you don't have the funds to buy every certificate possible, you can state a mothers name and date of birth but these methods don't always work so you may still end up with irrelevant certificates.

Good luck.

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