I've been trying for years to find information on the birth family of my great grandfather, Donald Burns Miller. He was born February 6, 1911 and died July 2001. Burns is the surname of one or both of his biological parents. I had some very vague information that part of his biological family was based in Philadelphia, but nothing came of that "lead" (Donald lived most of his life in south central Pennsylvania).
My husband has been told that he was adopted. I was able to locate a birth certificate from the county in the name he grew up with. It shows the parents that raised him as his birth parents. Before his mother died, she told him that she was not his birth mother, and that she got him from a foundling home after he was taken from his birth parents. We live in Nevada, his birth certificate states he was born in Nevada, does anyone know if birth certificates are changed at adoption?
My husband is 59, so it is safe to say that all involved in this adoption are no longer living, the foundling home has been closed for years.
Where should I start looking for records?
This discussion with him started when I started my family tree, he wants his leaf to be true.
Any suggestions on how to start this search will be appreciated.
helo my name is yvonne im trying to find my first cousin she was born in london in 1939 my aunt gave her up adopion six weeks later she grew up in portsmouth with her adopied parents my aunt sadley passed away in 2007 i have been trying to find herher birthname was brenda or doreen shire if anybody knows her or you find this message please get in touch with me its very inportant i must find you thanyou
I am looking for a lady named Mary Chancellor(?). She is supposed to be the sister of my late Grandfather, William Dalton Franklin Chancellor. My Dad's name was Louis Franklin Chancellor. I was told Mary had me when I was a very small child, and I need to find her to find out the rest of the puzzle. I have been told so many stories about where I came from, that now I am confused. I need to find out if she is my great Aunt, or what relation she is to me. My Grandmother's Name was Laura Helen Mitchel-Chancellor, and I was adopted my my dad's twin sister,Lois Frances Chancellor-Shirley and her late husband,John William Shirley. Is there some way of checking to see what family members are in which family group without having to pay out the nose for the information? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Hello, I am trying to find my grandmothers natural parents as I am told she was adopted. The name Mertl is on her death cert. as her maiden name, on the census records as Hempel her adopted name and she married a Vaclav (James americanized) Smetana born in 1875 in Bohemia and died in 1930 in Illinois. As a girl she lived in Minnesota, as a married woman she lived in Illinois. She was born in Bohemia in 1878 and I was told she came to the states in 1881, she died in 1938 in Illinois. I can find a passenger list with her name on it in 1881 but cannot prove it is her, and cannot find any census records with those parents names, nor their obituaries in any state. They did not die on board the ship... they just disappeared so I cannot prove or disprove this was her and her family. Her childrens names were Rose, Mayme, James Jr., Ernest, Anne, Katherine and Blanche. Her adoptive mothers name was Kate Matt who married Gottfried Hempel in 1881. She had half brothers and a sister whose names were Anna, Ferdinand, Fredrick, Lawrence and Jack. So if anyone is familiar with this, I would appreciate it if they would let me hear from them. Thank you in advance for any information you may hopefully have for me. Carol
I am trying to trace my Mothers birth and certificate. My Mother is believed to have been born in Thornton, Fife, Scotland but, she was brought up by David and Jessie Sutherland (both deceased) who lived at William Street, Fife, Scotland. My Mothers mother could perhaps be ? Gordon but, no-one seems to know, plus, there is no trace of her birth certificate under the name of Sutherland? My Mother was born on 18th Sept 1920 and died 10th Oct 1997 in Bedfordshire. Any assistance to solve this puzzle would be most gratefully received.
My name is Cassie, my maiden last name is Duffy ..... in 2007 before I got pregnant with my 3rd and last child, I had been emailing back and forth with a lady that had told me that my real name was Stephanie R. Arthurs.
I was born in Cambridge, Ohio at Guernsey Memorial Hospital on January 13, 1980.
I am looking for any information for Arthurs family in that area, since I have no clue of names, nothing. I would appreciate any info please.