Barry's Relatively Speaking: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind?
Posted on Sep 21, 2012
Barry's Relatively Speaking shares the personal experiences and stories of genealogists found in the Everton Genealogical Helper Magazine collection on MyGenShare.com. Donna shares the following experience.
My husband had a father whom he had never known. His parents were divorced when he was a year old and it wasn't until after his mother died when he was fourteen, he found out his legal name. It never appeared that he cared, out of sight, out of mind, I assumed. That is, until I started working on my own genealogy about two years ago. I had fantastic results and could tell he was becoming interested. Secretly, I began working to find his father. I gathered as many documents by mail as was possible. Then I asked him to take me to Ohio to see what I could do. After two days in the Courthouse, Health Dept., Library, traveling many miles and knocking on doors to talk to people, we found him. This is just part of a long, long story. What a reunion after fifty years.