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My new project

For a while I've been unhappy with the sheer number of people in my tree, mainly because a good chunk of them aren't related to me at all, being my the family of my husband, who is adopted. It's a particular problem when looking at my Ancestry hints, because I'm not sure if a name is even mine or not.

He hasn't looked into opening up the adoption records, partly because (I think) that he doesn't want to find out some terrible secret, and partly because his mother is vehemently opposed to it. She has always felt insecure about not being able to have biological children, is elderly and frail, so he's let it drop for now.

But as much as I love my inlaws (and their family), seeing as I'm doing this in big part so I can give my children information on their actual heritage, my inlaws' genealogy doesn't interest me that much. So I'm going to separate out their tree so I can work on my side without having to slog through all of them.

Moving thousands of records is going to take a while.


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Jun. 28th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
Hard to work around people who want secrets to remain secret, even if adoption isn't an issue.

Is your husband interested enough to make inquiries and just not say anything to his mom about it?
Jul. 20th, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure. I think not.
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