THE BOOK: A true story of the journey to establish the identity of Grandfather’s mother(s), both adoptive and birth, and then to know what lay behind the events. His adoption came as a surprise, so too, did that of his biologically 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. About the author is disclosed on the BACK COVER Here is an EXCERPT from the book.
THE BLOG(S): The blog – see menu at top of page – has three themes. One continues research on the book’s characters. It will answer reader questions concerning the conduct of the research effort and on conclusions that were reached. One need not have read the book, to understand new stories in continuing research. New stories give a glimpse of challenges that surrounded the book. The second is a discussion on “writing genealogy” from the amateur perspective, from concept, to published product. The third holds “memories” from the author’s childhood. The latter has been expanded to include the tab “Before Memories” to capture stories of other ancestors, that the author’s generation never met.
THE BOOK IN OTHER WORDS: Grandfather was adopted it seems; 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.
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BOOK ORDER: tabs are to the right. ISBN: 978-1-63492-828-1