Adopted Born Johnson

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Searching my mom Pamela Claire Thompson . Born Pamela claire Johnson on April 9, 1946 in Belding Michigan . Ferris Thompson Adopted her . They lived in Fenwick Michigan
WikiTree profile: Pamela Claire Thompson Russell
in Genealogy Help by Lori Russell G2G Crew (760 points)
retagged by Maria Maxwell
Hi Lori.  What kind of information are you hoping to find?
Who her birth parents were ?  It states her given name at birth .! Dates are wrong on her court papers .
Thank you for the clarification. I was confused because you have parents listed for her already. I now realize these are her adoptive parents.

I can't find her birth record either on a brief search. It might be the case that her record is protected in some way.

If your longer term goal is to find birth relatives, autosomal DNA testing is an alternative route, but by no means certain you would find close ones.

If you want to test I'd suggest the order

  1. A child of your mother (has half of her DNA)
  2. Someone on your father's side of the family, as closely related to your father as possible (people who match this person aren't from your mother's side, hopefully.)
  3. Optionally, another child of your mother (has a different random half of your mother's DNA, so might match a few extra relatives)

You will most likely get somewhat distant cousins of her parents and have to work out how they are related.

Good luck


I did my DNA Testing but not my mother’s . I have some Ruthruff’s in my line. With Beach’s
She was born Pamela Claire Johnson. April 9,1946. Adopted to Pamela Claire Thompson. Help I need a “ search_angel “ !!!

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Yes they are her adopted parents ! But I’m not finding her anywhere ?
Lori, if you edit your original question, you'll see a space to enter tags.  Add a space after russell in there and type:  adoption_angels.  That will get the attention of the group here that has people very knowledgeable about how to find birth parents and they are likely to be able to help you.  Good Luck!
I need a Search_Angel please with help of my mother’s adoption
I see you have a tree on Ancestry with her birth parents - did you just find this info? Or are you not sure if info is correct? Pamela Claire Johnson born April 9, 1946 to Leland A Johnson and Donelda Marie Beach in Belding, Ionia Michigan, died 2016.
This isnt conformed yet . But she was born in belding michigan. I have a connection to Gladys E Ruthruff
This is correct. I have her personal things birth certificate and adoption papers

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