Hi All, thank you for your welcome messages, you seem a friendly bunch! Ok, this is my dilemma. When my Grandmother Died in 1987 she left behind an autograph book dated from 1930-1934 . In this book were lovely verses, some of a religious nature, from various people including, Mother, Mrs J. Wallen, D. Stanmore, E. Taylor, A Wheatley and others. It was a shock as this seemed to indicate that my Grandmother was brought up in a home of some sort. I have been searching for her for a few years now and have found out that she was born illegitimately in 1915 in Colnbrook, Buckingham according to her birth certificate, to an unmarried Mother . Her Mother went on to marry and have another Daughter with her Husband but never brought up my Grandmother although she did say that she did keep her for a while until some people turned up and took her away and she couldn't stop them. I'm not certain that this was the truth. My Grandmother met my Grandfather in Birmingham whilst working in a "posh" house as a domestic and my Grandfather was the gardener. She remained in Birmingham until her death, but why she was in Birmingham having been born in Bucks; is a mystery. I have been to the LMA in London, the archives in Bucks; asked at the library in B'ham all to no avail!! I have written and e-mailed homes and adoption services but there seems to be no trace of my Grandmother. Would a child born in Bucks; be sent to a home in Birmingham? I don't know where to look so any help would be greatly appreciated. I seem to have found a lot of other family members along the way but not my Grandmother. Thank you for listening.