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My Mother Meets Her Sister Maria

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As you read in my last Blog Post , my mother finally was able to connect with family from her biological father! You may be wondering why I had not written a post when this happened before Memorial Day. There is a good reason for that as you will soon learn....
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My Mother Connects With Her Half Sister!

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GREAT NEWS! My mother has finally been able to connect with family from her biological father! It had been a while since I have made a post, but that's what happens when you are busy. I had to take some time to write this Blog Post as a follow up to...
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I Found My Biological Grandfather - The Smoking Gun

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Photo of William D. Bond from his Naval Personnel Records I have long sought to locate my biological grandfather. My search is finally over. After finally finding clues to who he might be, I acquired the Naval Personnel Records of the person I believed to be my biological grandfather and...
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Grandfather William D. Bond - Obituary & Service Records

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I had begun looking for the obituary of William D. Bond. Since I did not know where that obituary would be, I contacted the library in Sandersville, Washington County, Georgia, which was where he was living when he died. Beth at the library was very helpful. I told her what I...
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Grandfather William D. Bond - Collecting Evidence

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Now that I have located some records to corroborate the verbal story of my biological grandfather, it is time to start collecting evidence that will show who he is. I went to Ancestry.com and did a search for his full name "William D. Bond" and located a Photo used with permission...
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My Biological Grandfather - WWII Navy Records, The Brick Wall Crumbles

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Uniform patch for those that served on the USS Raton in WWII Continued from After examining the clues I had put together over the years, I began to look for William D. Bond in US Navy Records from WWII on the Fold3 website. A general search for William Bond gave...
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Who is my Biological Grandfather - Looking for Clues

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In the previous Blog post about my Biological Grandfather, I laid out the scenerio by which I had learned about him. There was very little information provided. Here is what I knew:  My biological grandfather's name was William Bond William was in the Navy He may have been from Georgia...
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Who is my Biological Grandfather - Background

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I am going to write a series of Blog posts under the Category of Brick Walls. Almost every genealogist will run into problems researching their family. This is due to little, poor or no documentation or inexperience in genealogical research. Many brick walls are solved easily once you know what...
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 T he long awaited day has arrived. The series of books that are guides to researching docments in other languages is complete. For awhile now, the translation guide books for Polish, Latin & Russ...

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