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I was born Hanley, NC4 on 17 October 1948. I want to find

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I was born ***** *****ley, Dublin NC4 on 17 October 1948. I want to find out my Mother’s full name and approximately where she lived.
JA: The Genealogist will know what to do. Please tell me everything you can so the Genealogist can help you best.
Customer: She was unmarried at time of birth and later worked as a clerk.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Genealogist should know?
Customer: I was fostered and eventually adopted by William and Mary Duffy

Hello there,

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is Brendan, I will be researching your question today.



Hi Gerald,


I live in Dublin, do you have your original birth certificate?


Use the paperclip above to attach it



Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Hi Brendan
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
My birth certificate is a short form and doesn’t mention my birth mother
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Brendan. I have a photo of my b.c. where is the paper lip to attach it.

Hi Gerald,


Were you born in the Rotunda Hospital?


What details do you have on your mother?


Thw paperclip is Just above where you write, last symbol on the right.


You upload the document from your computer





Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Is rotunda NC 4
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
OK Let me try
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Adopted parents both dead. No information shared by them with me on my birth mother

Hi Gerald,


It is not coming through


Children born in the Rotunda were baptised in the Pro Cathedral, Marlborough Street, Dublin


usually within a day or two of being born.


The baptism record usually gives more details than the birth certificate.


Details of your birth record


Name:Gerald Hanley

Mother's Surname:Hanley

Date of Registration:Oct-Nov-Dec 1948

Registration district:Dublin North

Birth Country:Ireland



FHL Film Number:101239



Hi Gerald,


Adoption became legal in Ireland July 1952


You were fostered after birth


Your adoptive parents may have not have had any information.



Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I believe I was baptised 23rd October 1948. Fostered 7th Nov 1950 and adopted 9h Sept 1957. I have a reference o he pro catholic diocese of Dublin, would that be Pro Cathedral, Marlborough St. Can you see my birth mothers full name?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
My adopted mother used to refer to me as Hanley

Hi Gerald,


A birth certificate usually lists the full name of the mother and her address.


No father will be listed



Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Which is all I wish to find but have only ever been given the BC you see. Do you not see the names of a Ms. Hanley in your records?

Hi Gerald,


I have a contact in the Pro Cathedral, they carry out searches Monday and Tuesday.


Email her Monday Morning


Mary Irwin

[email protected]


I would order a copy of your birth certificate as well


You can order the birth cert online


Come back to me when you have more info, I may be able to trace your birth mother.



Customer: replied 14 days ago.
OK Brendan. Many thanks.

Hi Gerald,


Hanley is a surname particular to Co. Roscommon



Hi Gerald,


Mary Irwin now only issues baptism records to the person who was baptised.


She will probably charge you 10 euro


That is you



Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Hi Brendan. Mary Irwin is on leave until next week so I will probably pay for another 7 day membership to get back in touch with you when she returns. Is that a good way forward? Gerald Michael Duffy.

Hi Gerald,


I will mark the question as answered, you can come back to me.


Just ask for Brendan



Hi Gerald,


Please do not forget to rate my answer, otherwise I do not get paid.


JA do


Thank you



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