THE BOOK: A true story of the journey to establish the identity of Grandfather’s mother(s), both adoptive and biological, and then, to know his birth particulars. His adoption came as a surprise, so too, did that of his genetically unrelated, same-aged cousin. Here, five years later, are their stories. Here, also, the account of the more than eight families, needed to unwind the birth mysteries. Period: late 18th to early 20th century, Scotland, with US tangents.
THE BLOG: The blog (tab above or MarileeWein.com) has three themes. The first will answer reader questions on persons or families covered in the book, along with the conduct of its research and conclusions reached. The second is a discussion on “writing genealogy” from the amateur perspective, from concept, to published product. The third holds impressions of the author’s childhood.
THE BOOK IN OTHER WORDS: Surprise! Grandfather was adopted; a double genealogy! Dearly departed collude in his dual reveal, through crumbs laid long ago, in their records of life. Casting lifelines, they throw a wrench; an unrelated, same aged, adopted cousin. “Who done it”, “missing person” searches and serendipitous finds, in a manual, to share the road to discovery and conclusions reached.
PLEASE CLICK BELOW: to see the back cover, or, for an excerpt from the book. You are most welcome to “follow”.
BOOK ORDER: tabs are to the right. ISBN: 978-1-63492-828-1