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I need to find info on my adopted gma

Postby hollynwillis » 03 Jun 2010, 01:30

Can anyone help me with finding info about my gma. Her name is Claudia Hinson she was born 23 May 1938. She was adopted and knows nothing about her birth parents. I can't find any info on her and dont know where to look.
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Re: I need to find info on my adopted gma

Postby johnnyonthespot » 03 Jun 2010, 11:43

Where did the adoption take place? In the US, or another country? If in the US, any idea as to which state?
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Re: I need to find info on my adopted gma

Postby suanj » 03 Jun 2010, 12:50

I found a arrival abt:
Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger Lists, 1900-1953
about Claudia Hinson
Name: Claudia Hinson
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1938
Birthplace: Illinois
Port of Departure: Guam
Departure Date: 27 May 1953
Ship: General D E Aultman
Port of Arrival: Honolulu, Hawaii
Arrival Date: 4 Jun 1953

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Re: I need to find info on my adopted gma

Postby johnnyonthespot » 03 Jun 2010, 13:24

Holly, if your grandmother was born in Illinois - and possibly adopted there - you can try contacting the Illinois Department of Public Health Adoption Registry office to determine what information might be available. See http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/FAQ/faq_aar.shtml
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Re: I need to find info on my adopted gma

Postby johnnyonthespot » 03 Jun 2010, 13:27

Also, in the record posted by suanj, Claudia Hinson seems to be travelling with a Blanche Vanderboss, aged 38, of San Diego, California. Does this information mean anything to you?
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Re: I need to find info on my adopted gma

Postby hollynwillis » 03 Jun 2010, 17:06

All of this information is new to me I will look into all of this. Thank you :)
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Re: I need to find info on my adopted gma

Postby hollynwillis » 28 Apr 2014, 08:19

johnnyonthespot wrote:Also, in the record posted by suanj, Claudia Hinson seems to be travelling with a Blanche Vanderboss, aged 38, of San Diego, California. Does this information mean anything to you?


Yes this info does make sense Blanche was he adopted Mother. But we can't find anything on her birth parents still :(
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Re: I need to find info on my adopted gma

Postby johnnyonthespot » 28 Apr 2014, 14:33

Well, as you probably know, privacy of adoption records has been the norm in the US for quite some time.

Did you try contacting the Illinois Department of Public Health Adoption Registry office and inquire as to what information might be available? http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/FAQ/faq_aar.shtml
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Re: I need to find info on my adopted gma

Postby johnnyonthespot » 28 Apr 2014, 14:52

Additional questions come to mind:

If Blanche Vanderboss was Claudia's adoptive mother, where does the name Hinson come into play? Was Claudia's surname Hinson at birth, at marriage, or ...?

If Hinson was her birth name, have you tried requesting a copy of her birth certificate? http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecord ... alinfo.htm
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Re: I need to find info on my adopted gma

Postby suanj » 28 Apr 2014, 15:34

johnnyonthespot wrote:Also, in the record posted by suanj, Claudia Hinson seems to be travelling with a Blanche Vanderboss, aged 38, of San Diego, California. Does this information mean anything to you?

the trip was in 1953.. in 1962 Blanche married (or remarried)

Blanche O Vanderboss, "California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985"
Name: Blanche O Vanderboss
Name Prefix:
Name Suffix:
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 31 May 1962
Event Place: Imperial, California
Gender: Female
Age: 47
Birth Year (Estimated): 1915
Spouse's Name: Clayton B Pursel

Spouse's Name Prefix:
Spouse's Name Suffix:
Spouse's Age: 43
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1919

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Blanche O Register, "California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985"

Name: Blanche O Register
Name Prefix:
Name Suffix:
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 31 May 1962
Event Place: Imperial, California
Gender: Female
Age: 47
Birth Year (Estimated): 1915
Spouse's Name: Clayton B Pursel
Spouse's Name Prefix:
Spouse's Name Suffix:
Spouse's Age: 43
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1919

If Blanche was Claudia's adoptive mother... maybe in the trip of 1953 Claudia was no legally adopted, maybe she was adopted later, because, as Carmine said, Claudia in 1953 have Hinson surname and no Vanderboss or Register...
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Re: I need to find info on my adopted gma

Postby hollynwillis » 28 Apr 2014, 19:43

Hinson was my gmas adopted fathers name, blanch's husband Harley Hinson. That is all the info we know. We do not know where she was adopted. And she has never talked about anything about it. She only knows blanch and Harley as her parents. I have never met her parents in my life. We are lost because of lack of information.
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Re: I need to find info on my adopted gma

Postby johnnyonthespot » 28 Apr 2014, 20:09

hollynwillis wrote:... We are lost because of lack of information.


Then begin at the beginning.

Contact the Illinois Department of Public Health Adoption Registry office to see if you can learn anything about a possible adoption in that state.

Harley and Blanche were [possibly] living in Chicago, Illinois without Claudia at the time of the 1940 census. I would suggest the very strong possibility that Claudia's adoption took place in Illinois.

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Name: Harley Hinson
Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1905
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Georgia
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: S Troy Street
House Number: 5944
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 5B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 106
Occupation: Ternonal Manager
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 45
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 3rd year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 60
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 2600
Income Other Sources: No
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Household Members:
Name Age
Harley Hinson 35
Blanche Hinson 34
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Re: I need to find info on my adopted gma

Postby hollynwillis » 28 Apr 2014, 20:23

Thank you so much! I will see if they have any info!!!!
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