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How I got into Genealogy

Journal by CandiceTraylor

My husband Glen Traylor and I "Candice" were sitting in the living room just talking to one another when out of the blue the phone rang. My husband picked it up and thought it was my mother on the other end and he told her you sound bad like you have a cold Maxine. The other end said no this is not Maxine this is Candice's real mother Dolores, I would like to speak to her please. He handed me the phone and told me that it was my real mother Dolores. My mouth fell open because I had not seen her or spoke to her in 36 years. Ever since my father Frank Reinbold and she divorced. I took the phone and we visited for a while I then told her that dad had died six months ago and that was when she told me, "Oh honey he was never your father Ted Morriss was your real father". I then got quite from the shock of the news. She then said that she was doing genealogy and that she would like me to take over for her but to keep her informed on anything new that I find. I told her I would and we both said our good-by's. When we both said our good-by's. I told my husband what she had told me about my real father Ted Morriss and said why didn't anyone in the Reinbold family ever say anything to me about not being a Reinbold. But then my husband told me that behind every cloud their is a silver lining. He said you have a computer start doing genealogy on it. Since then my mom sent all the genealogy that she had and opened up more family than I ever realized and I am still finding family and very proud to have them. I found I had three sisters and another brother, an Aunt and an Uncle and lots of first and second cousins. I love having family.

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on 2011-02-25 10:07:34

CandiceTraylor has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2011. is researching the following names: MORRIS.

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by edmondsallan on 2011-02-25 15:20:19

Thats a nice story . Life does has its shocks now and then . Thank you for sharing it with us - Regards

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