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How would you like to get an email like this? (Names changed to protect the guilty)
"Oh goodness Michele. It's a mess with John Doe's records because of his lifestyle. I spoke to my uncle today who states that John was once married to a woman from Minnesota and that they had a son together. He couldn't recall her name. The divorce papers from Jane and John, dated in 1951, listed John's address in Connecticut, so it is very possible he had a wife up north. My uncle, who is John's son, states that his father was married illegally a few times. John was also married to a woman who's first name was Mary- I believe that marriage took place in Colorado. He was a rambler and womanizer. Good luck!"
So far I have found three marriages and annulment. None of the ones I found were in Minnesota, Connecticut or Colorado. I guess I have a ways to go yet. By the way, this man was my grandfather's half brother.
Copyright © 2013 Michele Simmons Lewis