Forty years ago, Mum asked if I knew the maiden name of Grandad’s mother. I did not, and forgot the question, until recently. Mum passed before the internet hosted the robust genealogical search sites of today. Five years ago, it occurred that within a few clicks, I could have her answer. I did. Her name was Maggie Gemmell, yet, it would take years to confidently prove it. The reason was, Maggie held something back, prompting more and more clicks, until finally, a much more complicated story emerged.
By 2015, I released some information to you, in informal format. I was not feeling in immediate peril, on the other hand, did not want to take the chance of releasing nothing. Please delete it. This corrects some content, adds much depth, and offers full data sourcing, should someone wish to take our story further. I have held back much, on ancestral branches that were not necessary to be disclosed, in this simple history.
Data is also available, that owe to unrelated family lines. Such accrued when research went down rabbit holes, and was stopped upon finding a record of rebuttal, indicating bunny was hopping in the wrong direction.
Double Genealogy: the Adoption Witness was undertaken to share the path of data discovery and conclusion, for other researchers. It will sit in a niche of adoption ancestry. As well, it is to disclose my data horde, for it is indexed, pointing to some of the persons, on which it exists.
Grandad’s children, we know, were three. They are gone, by decades. My generation counted seven. We fondly remember the one who departed this year. Rest in peace, dear cousin.
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