How did pre 1947 work in Maryland?

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I am looking for info on my grandfather Albert Dillon Bates. He was adopted into the Bates family before 1910 and probably around 1900 +/- a few. We were told by his biological sister that their last name at birth was Dillon but since his adopted fathers name was Albert W. Bates I am guessing that Albert Dillon was not his name pre-adoption.  

Now the problem.  Hod to find:

A) his real name birth info

B) his Parents names and their birth/death info

We know he was adopted out very young to the Bates family who at the time lived in the Baltimore area at the time .. but we also see Albert H Bates having moved to Philly area in the 1910 census and I have information from the web that says Albert Dillon Bates joined the Army National Guard from the Philly area.

I am not looking for anyone to do my work for me but instead point me to where I might find the info because I am kinda out of my element.

Thanks in advance

Jim
WikiTree profile: Pop Bates
in Genealogy Help by Jim Sears G2G1 (1.3k points)
edited by Vic Watt
Jim, I added Adoptions Angels as a TAG for your question.  That group really knows about the subject, and they can probably point you in the right direction.
Ok .. stupid question from a newbie.. what the heck is an adoption angel?

I have a lot of info about him but can find nothing about his biological family and life it is specifically the information about his adoption ...say from 1895 to 1905.  Knowing what I know now I might guess he was the product of an unwed mother and man named Dillon but I find nothing in Maryland as yet  Thanks for your help
Jim, An Adoption Angel is a member of a Wikitree project who has good knowledge of historical adoption practices and laws.  As you know, it is an esoteric area and differs by state, so most people don't get into it.  The Adoption Angels project members try to help adoptees figure out how to find about their birth families, but they may be able give you advice on your grandfather's adoption.
awesome... thanks Vic.. that helps a lot

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You could enter your information at familysearch.org if you want to do it yourself. Here's some info from that source:

Albert Dillon Bates

United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Name Albert Dillon Bates
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1942
Event Place Baltimore, , Maryland, United States
Residence Place Baltimore, , Maryland
Gender Male
Employer Albert Dillon/Bates
Birth Date 10 Oct 1895
Affiliate ARC Identifier 563727

CITING THIS RECORD

"United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3ZB-KX3 : 7 April 2016), Albert Dillon Bates, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

 

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

 

Albert Dillon Bates

Find A Grave Index

Name Albert Dillon Bates
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1979
Event Place Woodlawn, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Photograph Included N
Birth Date 10 Oct 1895
Death Date Sep 1979
Affiliate Record Identifier 40490257
Cemetery Lorraine Park Cemetery

CITING THIS RECORD

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK6-KBGH : 13 December 2015), Albert Dillon Bates, 1979; Burial, Woodlawn, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Lorraine Park Cemetery; citing record ID 40490257, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

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Albert Dillon Bates
 
Birth:  Oct. 10, 1895
Death:  Sep., 1979
image
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Eva Belle Hendrix Bates (1889 - 1976)
 
Burial:
Lorraine Park Cemetery 
Woodlawn
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Miriam Beasley
Record added: Aug 10, 2009 
Find A Grave Memorial# 40490257
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Bates, Albert Dillonimageimage 40490257
b. Oct. 10, 1895 d. Sep., 1979
Lorraine Park Cemetery 
Woodlawn
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
 
Bates, Eva Belle Hendriximageimage 40490246
b. Sep. 11, 1889 d. Jun., 1976
Lorraine Park Cemetery 
Woodlawn
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
 
Berry, Mildred L. Bates 123972138
b. Dec. 6, 1897 d. Sep. 21, 1979
Lorraine Park Cemetery 
Woodlawn
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA

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