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« on: Thursday 03 March 16 18:58 GMT (UK) »
where do i start looking for relatives that were adopted out?

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Re: adoption
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 March 16 20:37 GMT (UK) »
In which country?

In England & Wales, Legal Adoptions only came into force in 1927.
If it's after that date, then you need to see the Adoptions Contact Register.

See: https://www.gov.uk/adoption-records/accessing-your-birth-records

Before that date, many adoptions were informal, and not much paperwork was kept.
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« Reply #2 on: Thursday 03 March 16 21:37 GMT (UK) »
thats great thank you. It was after 1927