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Old 01-20-2014, 12:58 PM   #1
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Question Found a sibling ?

Has anyone on here found a sibling that was born before you and you didn't know for about for 30 years. Did the knowlege make you .... mad...sad .... happy or .....?.

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Old 01-20-2014, 02:54 PM   #2
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Found Sibling

I have the opposite scenario. I "discovered" I had a paternal 1/2 sister 20 years younger than I. It took 10 years but eventually she found my posting on Geneology.com and emailed me. I was 60 and she 40 at that time. I have visited several times and we stay in contact via email, phone, Skype every since. I only wish I had been able to find her sooner. I am still searching for 4 siblings my mother left behind as I grew up. Reconnecting with family has occurred with several close friends and it has always been a positive experience. Several were mothers finding a child they had given up at birth and found each other 20 to 30 years later.

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Old 01-20-2014, 04:52 PM   #3
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When I was about 25 my mom told me that two cousins in my aunts family that we were close with and socialized with a lot with were actually my 1/2 brother and 1/2 sister.

I was happy to know because it explained all the questions abut the family that did not make sense, including everyone saying I looked like my "cousin."

We were close then and still are.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:57 AM   #4
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In the final days of my mothers life (I took care of her for her last 18 years at home). Her last few days she kept repeating/saying "I killed the baby" "wheres my Baby". After mom passed I told a very close Aunt Moms sister what my mom keep repeating.
And she told me that my mom had a child out of wed-lock before my parents got together and that she gave the baby up to there landlord. She was a single Mother then. We never heard a peep about him
I started looking and it ended in a Dead end in Sisston SD. I have wondered about him since then.
All of my relatives are gone now so I will never know about him.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:10 AM   #5
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If anyone is interested, you could check into 23andMe.com, Thom's done it and I will be here soon, the oldest son's done it and is waiting on his results. They give you all kinds of genealogy dna information. It's a way that you might be able to find relatives that you did not know you had. That's part of the reason Thom's done it.

They also give you lots of other raw data that right now they can't tell you what it says (fda stepped in ... argh) but you can run it thru a third party site and get info on what markers you might have for about 250 things. Just remember just because you might have the marker does not mean you will get what it is.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:38 AM   #6
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I reunited with my birth mother and brother, 50 years later and across the big pond. In the process, I found out I had a 1/2 sister I never knew about.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:05 AM   #7
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A good friend of mine has passed and told me long ago that before getting married that there was a child born and his children did not know about their 1/2 sister. He has no relatives other than his children who are all in their 30 or 40's. I know that my friend had a copy of his first child's birth record. The children of my friend and I are tight with me. I am wondering if i should advise the children about their sibling or just let the issue end now.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:48 AM   #8
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Found my brother at 66. He is 9 years older. I visited him and met him for the first time on my grip west in 2010. I was very happy to meet him. Just wish my Mom had been able to see us together.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:32 PM   #9
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One never knows how that will go... the one who was 'alone' might resent the others or ask for inheritance, and one never knows how the others will choose to respond, either to keep piling on the pain or be inclusive.
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There are so many of us. It's 1983 and we just buried my brother, he was 23 and killed in a helicopter accident. My sister and I were sitting back in a bedroom talking and over heard my Aunt ask my mother "Are we alone?" and mom replied "I guess so". My aunt asked my mother about my father's child back in Lincoln. Boy did we get really quite, we waited until they finished there conversation before we started asking question. Apparently we have a 1/2 sister that is 6 or 8 years older than us. My father and his girlfriend had unprotected sex in 1956 and since my father was in the Navy she never told him until after she married another man. (My mom should of taken that as a warning) We discovered that the girl doesn't even know that her Dad isn't her biological father. My sis and I talked about it and decided to left sleeping dogs sleep. We didn't even share the information with my oldest brother.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:49 PM   #11
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I was adopted!

I found out 20 years ago when I was 44 that I had 7 brothers and sisters! I always knew that I was adopted since I was old enough to know.
I get along and love them all. No fighting either! lol.


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