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Subject: Re: [DNA] Tragedy of Immense Proportions! :p
Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 10:50:21 EDT
In a message dated 5/27/2006 6:03:27 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
The Adoptee Project
Just a thought here. It may be as important for some adoptee lineages to do
mtDNA as Y-dna.
Sometime in the early 1900s my great aunt Eunice, my father's half sister
had an illegitimate child. I have been unable to get help from the Texas
adoption agency, because Eunice's birth certificate was lost in a courthouse fire
and nobody living knows the birthdate. Nor have I been able to locate her on
a Census where I was SURE it was she. Fortunately, Eunice and my father and
his living sister shared a mother -- so I will soon have her mtDNA.
If Eunice's child was a girl and she had children, they will carry that
mtDNA. We figure the child was born about 1915-1930, probably at Pilot Point
Unwed Mothers home (not sure that was the correct name of the institution) but
possibly elsewhere in TX, OK, or KS. If it was male, he's probably dead, and
we are out of luck. BUT maybe he's alive and looking for his birth mother
So, I'm looking for that half cousin! Legend is his/her father was a
travelling salesman, and I haven't a clue about HIS name.