A Walker installment...
I know it was only last night that I made my first journal entry and spoke of my discovery of ten possible siblings and how my next task was to find them, as difficult as the task may seem...well, less than 24 hours later...I can report that I have identified which children are in fact my siblings and that I now know the names and birth dates of those that are!!
How? I knew that my father and his first wife were divorced. Luck had it that the divorce was finalised 60 years ago last December. In New Zealand these records are sealed for 60 years! Today I was able to view the court records pertaining to that divorce and of course, listed for the purposes of custody were the children of that union: names and dates of birth.
I have also found the marriages of all six children and for two of them, both marriages. Sadly two of my sisters have passed away but since I have not been able to locate the deaths of the others I am going to assume they are still in the realm of the living.
How about that for a portal opening...
I share this tidbit because although the more experienced hunters out there know these avenues many may not, and it is good to know that even when we think we will never find something that it is out there somewhere!