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This blog is created to document the search for my paternal grandparents and to serve as a central online repository for sharing my accumulated knowledge and search techniques as well as possibly gathering recommendations and information from others who are also involved in their own genealogical research.
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Be prepared! Be very prepared!

Posted 13th July 2015 at 08:24 PM by RicknTX (Seeking Paternal Grandparents (ie, Doss/Nelson))
Updated 15th July 2015 at 11:27 PM by RicknTX

One suggestion for anyone who is interested in seeking answers to questions regarding their ancestry - be prepared to accept the bad with the good!

My sister and I have BOTH been trying to identify and confirm who our biological grandparents are. We know that our mother was married five times, and that children were produced out of three of those marriage...two from our dad, three from stepdad#1, and three from Stepdad#2. Well, after comparing my autosomal test results against my
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Who am I searching for ~ and why?

Posted 13th July 2015 at 12:21 AM by RicknTX (Seeking Paternal Grandparents (ie, Doss/Nelson))

My father was born in Lynchburg, VA in Nov 1919. However, it was not until almost twenty years later that he discovered he was an adoptee when he was about ten months old. The only reason he made this discovery then was because he had to provide proof of his legitimate birth to enlist in the Army and Air Corps flight school. After making his request to his dad several times, his dad finally explained that he had no birth certificate but he did provide his with his adoption papers.
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