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Connecting with Birth Grandfather’s Family
March 20, 2009, 2:22 am
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edithkrasnikI’ve now connected with members of my birth grandfather’s family ~ my birth mother’s father’s family. This is a picture of my great grandmother, his mother. I’ve connected with the family through Facebook and Geni. They even added me to their family tree. This is a big deal. I’ve always felt a disconnect between the family tree experience and my adoptive family. I felt that I had a relationship to those I knew, but when it came to distant ancestors, I just couldn’t find a connection. When seeing the ancestors in this family, I am moved. I am also moved by being in contact with those who are alive. Thank you internet!

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Any type of an ancestor connection IS so moving. I did genealogy for years for my adoptive family but never got so emotional until I finally had the names to do it for myself. There’s just no comparison.

Comment by Theresa

I agree with you! It is wonderful. Sincerely, Your 2nd Cousin Shaw…

Comment by Shaw Zaidins




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