And so our messages to people who might help are going unnoticed, for the most part.
Trisha's very persistent 2nd cousin and sister have managed to connect us to another branch. And we some some highly cooperative and curious individuals! The movement has begun! And we're hoping to see contact with suspected half-siblings and first cousins who are willing to test and not reluctant to accept change and possible chaos for a while. The appearance of a previously unknown family member can sometimes upset the scheme of things. Especially if it's proof of someone's indiscretion or infidelity, it may be denial, and it could lead to things coming to light --things that people have tried to forget, or bury.
I can only hope that this doesn't happen in this case.
We've still met a lot of wonderful, accepting family. I never dreamed that our goal could be realized so quickly. But still, there's some sadness...no chance to meet the parents. Just wasn't meant to be. But the siblings (or half-siblings) and hundreds of new family will certainly ease the pain. And if there are pictures, or letters, or messages that were left, 10 to 64 years ago, maybe those can bring new understand of what was really happening.
We search. We search, not to embarrass (although that can and does happen), but for Truth. That is the goal. May it always be so.
More to come as more comes to light.