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Searching for my Adopted Grandmother's Birth Parents

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“Your mother was adopted.” That’s what my grandfather told my father on the night of his mother’s passing. This kind, wonderful woman grew up too ashamed to tell anyone her big secret, not even her 7 children. It’s heartbreaking and I can’t imagine what was running thru my father’s head at that exact moment when his dad drops the bomb. Here he is, dealing with the death of his mother Helen at the age of 74 from Breast Cancer, and now he has to process the fact that her parents were not her parents. Or were they..........

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Susan Hart
My dad's mother, Alice E. (O'Connor) Hart, was born on 8-13-1892 in Essex County. She was adopted by John and Alice O'Connor of Port Henry, NY. She married John Patrick Hart. She died on 3-31-1954 and is buried in Whitehall, NY. I would love to find out who her birth parents were.
Grace Elizabeth Martin
My Grandmother Grace Elizabeth Martin was adopted by Eliza Leek and John Martin in Provo in 1910. We have no DNA evidence to suggest she came from that family and have never seen her birth certificate after searching San Pete, Utah, and Salt Lake County birth records from July-October 1910.
Marleen Gibson
My mother was adopted in 1945 and I have the adoption papers but my grandmother was only listed as Alice Douglas. My mother was born on the 7th January 1945 in Umkomaas KZN RSA. Her name was registered as Elizabeth Patricia Douglas. My grandmother changed her name to Patricia Elizabeth Harwood. I was told my biological grandmother was a Swan in the British Navy. My mom passed away from MS and I am trying to trace the biological family to do research and find the family I never knew.
Can anyone assist me or help me get started.