I was wondering if anyone has used or heard of anyone using Tusla Adoption Services to try track down family?
My mum was in a convent from a very young age (I think she may have been moved from the Tuam Mother and Baby home as she was baptized in Galway in a church beside the home, also the witness on her cert was involved heavily with the mother and baby home).
I have had the Nancy Drew hat on for a few years but have had very little luck. The best I found was a photo from my mum when she was 13 at an art show.
I posted on a ancestry forum but they didnt allow explicit details.
Thankfully someone from the site with access to a lot of ancestry databases reached out to me.
From all that she can find the closest match could be a girl born in Stranorlar who would have been 15 when my mother was born..but its a long shot, and I cant find any more info on her.
Anyway, has anyone used Tusla?
They will be the next step, but I am concerned that because of the churches records and proclivity to secrecy Tusla may not be of use.