Re: Adopted children on your Family Tree? #general

Lisa Lepore <llepore@...>

In my family, my mother was adopted. If I were to leave out her adopted
side of the family, all the people who were the family I knew and grew up with
would not be in my tree. That doesn't seem right to me.

Our families are what they are, so I include everyone - adopted, not
married, non-traditional,as well as the criminals, or otherwise not upstanding

But, I have never published my data on line so I haven't run into requests
from relatives who don't want certain information published. I do think we
need to respect their wishes as far as public information goes, but I would
keep all information in my own records, because they are the facts.

If someone is researching health issues, it is probably best to keep a
totally separate tree that only includes blood relatives who could pass
on these illnesses. In my case, I would include only my mother in a tree
for health purposes.

My 2 cents,
Mendon, MA
# 110233

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