Birth Mother – Found!

Birth Mother – Found!

We found my mom’s birth mother! Seriously, never thought we would find my mom’s birth mother and  family like this. I checked my email this morning and I saw that I had a message sent to me through findagrave.com.  I […]

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Adopted Cousin – Birth Mother Found

It’s pretty exciting to log into Ancestry and to find a new 2nd cousin! Yay! I sent a message… and waited… and waited… I got a message back.  The message was not from the DNA tester herself, but someone who is helping her […]

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Updated Non-Identification

Years ago my mom requested her non-id paperwork.  I’ve been using it as a guide or an aid in our search for her biological family.  I recently read about how non-ID paperwork should be requested every couple years and I […]

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Adoptees, Family and Health History

It seems that all the families I’m tracing, trace down to Texas.  On Ancestry, there is a database of Texas death certificates – which I find COMPLETELY interesting. No – this isn’t morbid.  It gives me a little insight.  See […]

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Johnston, Blackwell, Crotts, Worley

Johnston, Blackwell, Crotts, Worley

I feel like I’ve been working on this non-stop. But for good reason – I’m making progress.  Just take a look.  I’ve been able to add an entire branch with the names Crotts, Worley and Howard! Phew! It doesn’t seem like […]

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Louisiana Roadblocks

Louisiana Roadblocks

Louisiana & Adoption Good grief. Louisiana has their adoption records locked up tight. You would think we are asking for her birth parents social security numbers and bank account info.  My mom has registered on the Louisiana reunion registry plus […]

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