I am adopted child who is fortunate enough to know at least the first few generations of both my biological parents as well as my adoptive parents, however I cannot find the means of adding in an adoption so that I can trace the family and my only other option appears to be to create a whole separate family tree. I would like to avoid this option.
Before my grandfather passed away in April 2001, he asked my mother to promise to never try & trace the family tree. Naturally, this has me fascinated, and leaves me wondering why exactly! I have copies of both his birth certificate and my mothers - nothing untoward; so maybe there is another (illegitimate) branch of family somewhere that we don't know about? He was in the navy, both Royal and Merchant, for many years so could easily have fathered other children abroad.
Assuming that this even is the big secret, how would I go about finding out?
He whas the Father of lady Anne Barnard nee Lindsay born 12 December 1750died 6 may 1825 in London U K .I need the names of all his ( James Lindsay)daugthers with birth dates and who the married and if possible there childrens names.