So like millions of people worldwide, you have an interest in generation knowledge...
Depending on your goal of collecting the info for your family tree (nature- demonstrate kinship and pedigree, any ethnic info) and (nuture- emotional connection to family history).
Maybe if your lucky- you research both. I've seen charts that include room for all our familes.
But how do you pass the info you've collected on to your decendants?
I've told my children, and they're aware of any records that future generations may run across doing their genealogy will not reflect my adoption, and they will search down the wrong family trees if they are seeking blood ancestors. Ive wrote it all down in the family bible.
Can you think of any other way to pass the info on to my ggg grandkids?
Answer by mcginnisc at 7:40 AM on May. 19, 2011
I think you need to create a trail for them that mentions the adoption. With a natural child, there is a birth certificate. With an adopted child, there is a birth certificate plus adoption papers. My sons were adopted as embryos throughan infertility clinic. I am their birth mother even thou I'm not genetica;lly related to them. When it comes to doing family tree assignments for school, I help them include both their genetic/donor and birth/adopted families. I think I need to better note how they joined our family in their baby book so future generations will have this info.
Answer by JSD24 at 7:06 AM on May. 19, 2011
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Answer by frogdawg at 11:07 AM on May. 22, 2011
You can't know everything. We have an illegitimate birth in our family (1892). The mother refused to name the father even on her death bed in 1927. It is a fact of genealogy that eventually you hit a wall. But rest assured that there are programs out there with more than just the simple trees. I use a very old copy of Family Tree Maker. You can put notes on individualpeople and you can write books that include charts, pictures, stories... Write down everything you know and give your kids disk copies and printed copies. That is how most genealogies are passed. Be sure to give them the printed copy. System up-grades could mean your disk doesn't fit into any know slot 20 years from now. I'm hoping the newer version of these programs have accommodations for adoptions. Mine doesn't but it is circa 1995. With the one I useI would just have two files marked birth family and adopted family. Combine them into one narrative.
Answer by LoveMyDog at 8:58 AM on May. 23, 2011
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