My grandfather, Daniel Connors, came to America from Wales August of 1882 with his mother, Margaret George Connors. Until a week ago, I was pretty sure that my great grandfather, Henry Connors, might have adopted him. It seems this may be what happened. I have a Birth Certificate that is probably his (Daniel's) and his birth name was Rosser George and he was born in Cubilo, Machen Lower. I was stunned by this new piece of info. His birth father (Rosser George) was buried the day after he was born, having been killed in the Black Vein Coal mining disaster of July 1880. Rosser George was buried with Basil Williams officiating in the Parish of Risca. I assumed that that meant Rosser was affiliated with that particular church. I found Basil Wms and he is noted as being Vicar of St. Mary's. I have the baptisms for this parish and can find no Rosser George (aka Daniel Connors) baptized in this parish. I don't think this was a RC Church, but I might be mistaken. Henry and Margaret got married in July of 1881 in the Parish of Risca, then left for America later. Henry Connors was a Catholic from County Cork in Ireland. Catholics are baptized shortly after birth. Maybe Margaret, his mother, was not Catholic and therefore may have waited as may have been the custom. I hope this all makes sense. I find Welch geography a bit confusing and am not sure how to proceed or where to look for some kind of baptismal record. I think it is safe to assume that adoption records were not even a consideration back then. Regard, Kathy C.