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Re: 1961 Adoption. Elusive father C S
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 22 January 22 21:37 GMT (UK) »
In the comments/notes from your grandmother, is there is a reference to CS being Irish? You have made mention to him maybe being Irish a couple of times.

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Re: 1961 Adoption. Elusive father C S
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 22 January 22 23:09 GMT (UK) »
As Radcliff asked earlier, have you checked historical nursing registers for your grandmother? If there is an entry for her on the register in the right period, it will provide additional details such as what hospital she was working at in the period when she fell pregnant with your dad.

See www.rcn.org.uk/library/archives/family-history

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Hi Monica,

She did was not in any registers prior to my dad's birth. She started her training in Dartford, and ended it in Victoria Hospital, Blackpool in 1966.

We have traced C.S to Blackpool as per my previous reply. I have looked high and low in all the medical/nursing registers from 1950-1961 and he's not there.

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Re: 1961 Adoption. Elusive father C S
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 22 January 22 23:20 GMT (UK) »
So, she came down to train and was also pregnant at the time. Gosh, must have been tough for her those days  :-\

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Re: 1961 Adoption. Elusive father C S
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 22 January 22 23:24 GMT (UK) »
So, she came down to train and was also pregnant at the time. Gosh, must have been tough for her those days  :-\

Monica

That's correct. Her letter said that her mother knew of her pregnancy, but her father didn't, so we are thinking that her mother sent her away and she ended up in Sutton, Horton - Kirby in the hands of Sutton Children's Society (Former home for Waiffs & Strays).


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Re: 1961 Adoption. Elusive father C S
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 23 January 22 10:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Realising this girl was pregnant, could C.S. have returned to Ireland?

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Re: 1961 Adoption. Elusive father C S
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 23 January 22 10:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Realising this girl was pregnant, could C.S. have returned to Ireland?

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Hiya!

Completely possible, yes!

He was married, and in the letter she said that he was thought to be abroad. But finding an Irish Sin Ireland  :o

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Re: 1961 Adoption. Elusive father C S
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 23 January 22 13:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi there, you mention a yDNA test but has your Dad done an autosomal test with, for example, Ancestry? It's a powerful tool and has helped find biological parents of several people I know.

If he tests with Ancestry, you can upload the results to MyHeritage and FTDNA (subscription sites that you need to pay to unlock various analysis tools), as well as GEDmatch which is a free DNA site. This will cast the net wider in terms of finding close DNA matches.

One friend spent years and years looking for biological grandparents with no luck, but found them within a week with Ancestry DNA. Not everyone is that lucky, and you do need a knowledge of paper-based family research techniques, but it's certainly worth a try.

All the best with it, Flemming.

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Re: 1961 Adoption. Elusive father C S
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 23 January 22 16:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi Fleming!

He done a DNA Test from Living DNA. It shows his ancestry from both his mothers and fathers line - mother 97% British, father 98.9% Irish!

He has ordered a dna from ancestry last night when we realised that we were actually looking in the completely wrong place for him.

We are thinking that he got married in the Lancashire area then went back to Ireland in august 61. Im not sure what register of passengers he would be on though, as the uk&Irish passenger lists on ancestry are for the big passenger ships that go to and from USA.

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Re: 1961 Adoption. Elusive father C S
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 23 January 22 16:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi there, Ancestry DNA does seem the way to go. It may be a few weeks before you get results from sending off the kit but, when you do get them, you'll find a lot of help on the Ancestral DNA forum on RootsChat.