I’m trying to find the Birth or Baptism Cert for my Grandfather.
I have found him in the 1901 and 1911 Census in Dublin. I also have his two Marraige Certs from 1920 and 1946.
In 1901 he’s listed as the ‘Adopted Son’ of the family he’s with. His Father’s name on his Marraige Certs is different from the Head of Family name in the Census.
I extrapolated back and looked online for Birth Records around 1882/3 for someone with his name, and the same Father’s name. They’re common names (John and Patrick Byrne) so there are a few possibilities. How can I narrow it down? I was thinking of looking at the parents in the possible birth records to find other kids they had, and search for those in the 1901 census, to see if anything sticks out? I could also look for Death records to see if some of those parents died (hence him being adopted?). How could I look up Adoption Records, or can I?
I’m doing all of this online for the moment, but will happily move on to records offices if that will help. But where do I go?
Thanks in advance...