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Re: My biological father
Posted by: Marilyn Roth (ID *****9310) Date: May 12, 2011 at 10:32:56
In Reply to: Re: My biological father by Rebecca Newvine of 3019

You can do it!

Zero in on the specific information necessary to identify your family members.
You do not need to post the answers to the following if you or your relatives feel a need for privacy,
but you need to answer the questions on paper to organize your information.

If you do not have family group sheets, contact a local genealogical society for help. These help you to see whether you have a person identified with when and where he was born, married, and died, with the source of the information.

What family members have you found online on Social Security Death Index?
What city directories, phone books, and school and church records have you checked?
Was Diana Lynn GILLANWATER the maiden name of your biological mother?
What were the names of her sisters? Was her last husband named ROOK?
Do the adoption papers say how old she and your father James Thomas SHIPLEY were when you were born in Augusta, GA?
Where were you from 1984 to 1993? Could any of those caregivers help?
Reread all of the adoption papers to see whether there are any clues you might have missed.
Is NEWVINE the name of your adoptive parents or your married name?
What are the names and dates and places of birth of your four half-siblings and their fathers?
Are you in contact with any of them? Have you tried to find all of them?
Are you still in Georgia?

Laws are changing in regard to a person being able to get his own birth information, especially if there is a health issue.

The office of states attorney is a public office, so you should be able to get information there once you have done all the research you can.

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