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Adoption records for Scotland 1870s

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Adoption records for Scotland 1870s

Posted: 7 Feb 2013 4:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mercar, Mercer, Sim, Rose
Hello, my great grandfather (George Mercer Sim - name on death certificate) is shown on the 1881 Census as being adopted (name shows George Mercar, adopted parents names Dinah Sim nee Rose and James Sim). The census shows him being born in Hamiliton, Lanark, Scotland.

Are Scottish adoption records available online? James Sim is shown as a dock worker, this is not a well off family, is it unusual for people at this time to adopt a child? They already had several children.

Any assistance with regards to how to track down more information about my great grandfather and his adoption would be greatly appreciated!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
janelle_sim 7 Feb 2013 11:50PM GMT 
judithstracha... 8 Feb 2013 12:16AM GMT 
janelle_sim 8 Feb 2013 12:26AM GMT 
judithstracha... 8 Feb 2013 12:45AM GMT 
janelle_sim 8 Feb 2013 12:50AM GMT 
eajaneharriso... 8 Feb 2013 2:59PM GMT 
janelle_sim 9 Feb 2013 7:52AM GMT 
JoyceHN 9 Feb 2013 8:36AM GMT 
eajaneharriso... 9 Feb 2013 11:14AM GMT 
janelle_sim 9 Feb 2013 12:04PM GMT 
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