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Re: Afraid to continue research - need advice

Thank you Hollis,
My father's death certificate lists the name and address of the woman he was married to at the time of his death. Now that was 25 years ago (he was 57 when he died) so there's little chance that she still lives there. Even if she did, I don't think it would be appropriate to contact her.

This has been such an emotional issue for me my entire life. Not knowing where I come from has made be feel like a stranger who has never quite fit in. I'm half-white and my mom's family never quite accepted me so I'm not close to them and have never felt like I fit in anywhere. In many ways I feel like an orphan looking for her family. Pathetic eh?

I'd like to search some more but really don't know how to do the research, especially since I live in Canada and I'm trying to find info in the US. Yesterday I learned that there were online resources but I'm so green I don't even know how to use them. As I get older I feel more compelled to find out where I come from. So, I'm going to try to teach myself and do my research a bit at a time.

Thank you again for your words or encouragement.
Barbara.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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