I've heard of "adoption angels" on here for finding biological parents and that they seem to be amazing at getting results.
I was wondering if they had the capability to do anything to help me with my great grandmother's parents? I don't know if it's too far back for you guys to help, but it's been a family mystery for generations, and we would appreciate anything we can get.
Marjorie was born in 1927. Her biological mother, a daughter of Robert and Belle Lisk, was unwed at the time. Marjorie's aunt Harriet (Lisk) had married Herbert Green, and the couple took in Harriet's niece as their own daughter. Eventually Marjorie was told they weren't her biological parents, and that her mother was "knocked up by a trucker", however which Lisk sister was the biological mother was not told, nor anything to further identify the trucker.
Facts?: Any documents we've found indicate Herbert and Harriet Green as her parents. Marjorie married John "Jack" Schaub and had one son, Lawrence "Larry" Schaub. She passed away in 1979. Larry passed away in 2007, and Jack passed away in 2015. Besides Harriet, I've found indications of two Lisk sisters, Marinda Belle and Helen. Helen passed away in 1918, before Marjorie's birth. I only have "Belle" appearing on the 1910 census in the Lisk household as proof of her existence. The rest is unsourced ancestry.com or familysearch information. (apologies if some information is not on wikitree. I built my tree on familysearch and am still transferring information. Marjorie over there is: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LYNF-WXM?1=1&parents=UNKNOWN_LYNN-S5X )
Maternal options? Marinda Belle Lisk? A still unknown sister?
Paternal Options? Any male at the time? DNA suggests European, likely German. We have some Austrillian/New Zealand matches we cant trace, so may have a connection there?
Clues: My father (Larry's son) and I have both tested our DNA, but neither of us has many close matches (my dad's seem to be 3rd cousins and mine seem to be 4th), and my dad doesn't have an ancesrty membership to see match's tree's, so we aren't having much luck with using known matches to further phase or include/exclude.
My dad tested through ancestry, his GEDmatch is A649150. My kit was through FTDNA kit#794461 which is GEDmatch T656310.
My dad was always very close with his grandmother, so it's been a very important issue for him. Jack was the only grandfather actively in my life and I deeply regret that I was over a decade too late to meet Marjorie. She was a special lady in the lives of two of the most important men in my life.
We also have some of her school report cards. She managed to get straight A's while out of school for a year during the influeza epidemic, and I was always very sick throughout school, but managed to keep high grades. I cant easily explain the kinship I feel for a woman who I've never met, or the desire to know more about who she was. Hopefully what I've said can peak someone's interest and we can know a little more.
You guys make me revisit the simplist thing- her birth certificate, of which I never saw an original back when I started looking for her parents. I believe I saw some remade copy thing at one point with Herbet and Harriet as parents, and I know her marriage and death papers have them as her parents, so I thought that was all we had. Since then my great grandfather died, my dad got lots of papers and we looked tonight. Now we have the real birth certificate. WE HAVE A BIRTH MOTHER!
For "Margie Lou Green"
"Parents' name Luella Green" no father is listed
DOB January 3, 1927
Registration Number 381-344
So biologically I have Green in me, not Lisk as we thought. On top of that, I may have more information on Luella. A family Bible lists Mrs Luella Van Gilder. I'll figure out how to add some photos in a bit. Born July 25 1909 and Died Sept 1 1975. I'm so excited. You guys this is so awesome!
If anyone can tell me how to find IF she was adopted formally or where to look for records I would very much appreciate it. I doubt they have the father's name if the birth certificate doesn't, but anything seems possible right now!