Betty Jean’s Adoption Search – “I’ve got a secret”

Betty Jean’s Adoption search is moving right along. It’s an interesting thing, this kind of search because someone has to have a secret. A secret that they told no one, ever, if you are the father. If you are the mother? It’s a secret you probably had to tell someone at some point. I can … Continue reading “Betty Jean’s Adoption Search – “I’ve got a secret””

Betty Jean’s Adoption Search – Connecting the Cousin Dots

Betty Jean’s birth family is slowly revealing itself through her DNA cousins. All I have to do now, with Jane’s help, is connect the numbers and the names and the cousins to each other and to Betty. I have to connect the Cousin Dots to end Betty Jean’s adoption search. Pat, Betty Jean’s Adopted First … Continue reading “Betty Jean’s Adoption Search – Connecting the Cousin Dots”

Betty Jean’s Adoption Search – All In The Family

Betty Jean’s adoption search is all in the family. She ended her Adoption search years ago with her family, her husband, by her side. There was nothing to find. Then many, many years later a cousin (me) asked if she could start the process all over again. The physical search itself is all about looking … Continue reading “Betty Jean’s Adoption Search – All In The Family”

Betty Jean’s Adoption Search – DNA, Finding Patterns

Finding the patterns in genetic genealogy research is really a fundamental thing we do when looking for the clues to our roots. Even in traditional genealogy, looking at a pedigree chart reveals patterns in geographical locations, dates and names which help our research. Looking for patterns is not new, even if we don’t realize we … Continue reading “Betty Jean’s Adoption Search – DNA, Finding Patterns”

Betty Jeans Adoption Search – The DNA

Betty Jean had her DNA tested with 23andMe in an attempt to find out if she had any medical issues which she may have passed along to her children. Along with her health test, she was also was in 23andMe’s Genetic pool of genes. Having her genes in DNA gene Pools will help us in … Continue reading “Betty Jeans Adoption Search – The DNA”

Betty Jeans Adoption Search – Connecting Birth and Adopted Limbs To The World Tree

How can one person have two limbs connected to the world tree – WikiTree? The whole idea of a World Tree is one profile per person on the tree. Well, Betty Jean has her birth family and she has her adopted family. To connect her to only one line, her biological line, seems right because … Continue reading “Betty Jeans Adoption Search – Connecting Birth and Adopted Limbs To The World Tree”

Betty Jean’s Adoption Search – Begin At The End

Betty Jean’s Adoption Search Begin at the end? Well yes. To find Betty Jeans birth family we have to start with her. Since she is the descendant of her parents – we have to start with her. Since there is nothing in her adoption file – we have to start with her. Since technology has … Continue reading “Betty Jean’s Adoption Search – Begin At The End”

Betty Jean’s Adoption Search

Betty Jean and The Search for Her Birth Family Betty Jean is my Dad’s first cousin. I have never met Betty that I remember. So we are not close – I had to explain to her who I was when I first called, “Earle, your cousin Earle’s youngest daughter.” I had been told she might … Continue reading “Betty Jean’s Adoption Search”

The Genealogy Show

Mags will be lending her bit of Canadian/Carolinian spin to this Birmingham, England based Genealogy show! She will be  talking about: Forensic Genealogy and Adoption – Betty Jean’s Story Finding Genealogy for your family can become a seriously daunting task if you are adopted. Betty Jean is a 90-year-old Adoptee with no paperwork or information … Continue reading “The Genealogy Show”

The Genealogy Show, Birmingham England, 11.30am – 12.30pm, June 7, 2019

Forensic Genealogy and Adoption – Betty Jean’s Story For adoptees, finding genealogy for your family is a seriously daunting task. Betty Jean is a 90-year-old Adoptee with no paperwork or information to go on. Other than her adopted birth certificate and small hints from her adoptive parents, she knows nothing. Walk through the steps needed … Continue reading “The Genealogy Show, Birmingham England, 11.30am – 12.30pm, June 7, 2019”