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  • alb479
    Hi, I just joined this group and I have some questions. I am thinking about doing a family tree and would like some tips on doing research. I can get alot of
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 20, 2004
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      Hi, I just joined this group and I have some questions. I am thinking
      about doing a family tree and would like some tips on doing research.
      I can get alot of info from living relatives, but I just have one
      problem. My great-grandmother on my mom's side is still living, but
      she does not know her "real" maiden name because her mother divorced
      her father and married another man. She never told my great-
      grandmother about her real father and his name. She was born in 1912
      in the U.S. They were divorced, so is there any way that I could find
      paperwork documenting this if I know her mother's name? I would
      appreaciate any tips! Thanks!!
    • Cynthia C Badger
      if you know what state they were living in when they were divorced you might could find out when the divorce happened and who the first husband was. also
      Message 2 of 4 , Jun 20, 2004
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        if you know what state they were living in when they were divorced you might could find out when the divorce happened and who the first husband was. also there might be able to find a birth record with the real fathers name.



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      • Joan L. Asche
        Adoptions laws probably vary from state to state but in most cases the adoption records are sealed; including the 1st birth certificate issued. My
        Message 3 of 4 , Jun 21, 2004
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          Adoptions laws probably vary from state to state but in most cases the
          adoption records are sealed; including the 1st birth certificate issued.

          My sister-in-law and her husband just finalized an adoption and a new
          birth certificate was issued with their names on it as parents. No
          mention of an adoption is on the BC. All records prior to the adoption
          including the names of the baby's bith parents are sealed.

          From what I've heard from those who are looking for birth parents --
          getting the records unsealed is not that easy a task.

          I suggest you start by asking the clerk of courts in your community what
          the laws are concerning adoption records in your state.

          Cynthia C Badger wrote on 6/20/2004, 9:09 PM:

          > if you know what state they were living in when they were divorced you
          > might could find out when the divorce happened and who the first
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        • Joan L. Asche
          Also keep in mind that there may not be a first husband. Parents are not beyond lying to their children about their births especially at a time when unwed
          Message 4 of 4 , Jun 21, 2004
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            Also keep in mind that there may not be a "first" husband. Parents are
            not beyond lying to their children about their births especially at a
            time when unwed births brought great shame to families.

            Cynthia C Badger wrote on 6/20/2004, 9:09 PM:

            > if you know what state they were living in when they were divorced you
            > might could find out when the divorce happened and who the first
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