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Bio family or adoption family?

Anonymous
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Okay I wanted to start looking up my family tree and try to track it to as far back as I can. But here is where the problem comes in at. My grandfather was adopted because his mother died in child birth with him and his father could care for him because he had a young brother and sister and couldnt  care for a newborn too all by himself. So his neighbors adopted him because they had all daughters and they needed a son to carry on the family name. So my problem is should I follow his bio families name or his adopted families name?

I am kind of leaning towards his bio family mostly because I want to know where I biologically came from. I want to know if I am Irish or German or native american.

So wwyd in my situation?

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 6, 2015 at 9:17 PM
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disneymom2two
by Ruby Member on Jan. 6, 2015 at 9:19 PM
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Why don't you want to do both?


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 6, 2015 at 9:20 PM
Bio
Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Jan. 6, 2015 at 9:22 PM
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I'd try to do both.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 6, 2015 at 9:22 PM

 

Quoting disneymom2two:

Why don't you want to do both?

 

I would but I would have to work on two different family trees. 

Krystle1216
by Gold Member on Jan. 6, 2015 at 9:22 PM
Bio is why you would look up your family tree.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 6, 2015 at 10:59 PM

Have you asked your grandfather what he thinks?   Which family do you feel like is "yours".

You get your nationality from your bio family, and since your grandfather was adopted by neighbors, I'm assuming they are still close, and don't they have tests now that can tell that?


I'm not discounting biology, but seriously, how many children in the world do you think have been raised by men who thought they were the father when, really, they weren't.   Not that a woman would ever lie about paternity,.   Especially before DNA testing.

Quoting Anonymous 1:


Quoting disneymom2two:

Why don't you want to do both?


I would but I would have to work on two different family trees. 


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