I am trying to determine the best approach to reach out to a group of people that may be related to my immediate family but these people could be surprised by the news. After my grandparent's death, ...
My aunt had a baby out of wedlock in Florida in the late 1930s or as late as 1941. My cousin has asked me to find out who his father is. Were mothers required to name the father back then, and that ...
My great grandfather was apparently an illegitimate child, the oldest of the family, and it has been said that back in the day (1877, Scotland) it was common practice for such children to be raised by ...
In the Scottish Borders in the 19th Century, a significant percentage of children were illegitimate (no father was named on the birth certificate). What sources (courts, churches, etc) exist for ...