I ordered the birth certificate for Walter Walsh born 1881, Pontypool and discovered his parents names are none of the names the family had given me. Father's name is Thomas and mother's is Margaret Fottrell. The occupation of the father is French Polisher. The residence is listed as Trosnant, Pontypool. Apparently there were many children born in this family some of whom were given up to 'homes' because the family was very poor. I did come upon a list of Walsh children born in the 1880's.
My question: is there any way to find out the parents of the children. I can't afford the $$ for birth cert. that is purely a guess. I see people asking for look-ups ... not sure exactly what this is or if it would be of help. Or would ordering film from the Family History Library give me the info.
Any info. would be appreciated.