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Old 02-10-2013, 01:59 PM
 
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I'm wondering if she attended Kenwood High School and whether the school's yearbooks would be of assistance.

Local senior center?
Posting a flyer at major intersections?
Don't mind me, I'm just thinking out loud.
All good ideas by lenora.
Get the name, and the photo, and the story out there in that whole area.
Even if she has relocated, there are many people who "remember" certain details.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Good thread. And I had an aunt that I never met, as she died young, who was named Lenora. I always loved the name. Good luck, these people will help you.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:51 AM
 
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Article in the paper. At the bottom of the page .https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wilbe...01462429889473
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:54 AM
 
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Here`s the article in the paper at the bottom of the page.http://www.server-jbmultimedia.net/e...ge/2829536.jpg
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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Here`s the article in the paper at the bottom of the page.http://www.server-jbmultimedia.net/e...ge/2829536.jpg
Mary,
That paper reaches over 25% of the county.

Once that editorial has run it's course you can send copies to various local organizations.
(as lenora has mentioned)
That can give your search more exposure to persons around the age of your sister.

Be expecting a phone call from somone who sees that article.
And get a couple book of stamps and be ready to send copies to select groups in that area.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:24 AM
 
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Done all I can do but still no results.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:30 AM
 
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Done all I can do but still no results.
Mary, when the human interest department referred me to the ad department they said a tiny 1 by 2 inch display ad would be too costly. And your sister might not live in the county any more, so they basically refused to even accept a display ad due to the high cost per day. When they referred to the editorial department well you know what happened. A very nice person eager to put your story in a very large article to reach the whole county.

I think there are other things you can do.
Are they remote as far as success. Yes. But you can try them or give up.
You said you were going to keep copies. You have allowed a good bit of time so maybe now it's time to invest some stamps and envelopes. Print many copies of that article and send to all retirement centers in the county and other possibly pertinent organizations. I'll get you a list of places that you can send to. Each one will cost you only 46 cents. 50 copies of that article to 50 organizations would be $23.00. Very well spent dollars. You have one fact in your favor. Your sister did try to make contact. She may try again and make sure have a hammer hanging over your brother's head with a note to: take the phone call this time or else.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:41 AM
 
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Looking for a half sister. Our father`s name is Wilbert Shoemaker of Maryland. She was born in the 1940`s-1950. She tried to contact us but was turned away by our brother. My sister and I would love to meet her.
Still looking
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:34 PM
 
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Mary maybe you should consider DNA testing. She did try to make contact and may have made her way into a DNA database either herself or other blood relatives.

Roselvr and others here are among the best in that area. Simple saliva test by mail and Ancestry often has specials with discounts down from the regular $99.
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:01 AM
 
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Mary maybe you should consider DNA testing. She did try to make contact and may have made her way into a DNA database either herself or other blood relatives.

Roselvr and others here are among the best in that area. Simple saliva test by mail and Ancestry often has specials with discounts down from the regular $99.
I agree with doing DNA. Even on Long Lost Family, I'm amazed at the stories that say the person has been looking for their child, birth mother or sibling for 30+ years but they've never done their DNA; yet when the show does it, they usually get some sort of match.

See my thread Family tree and DNA general instructions I suggest testing with Ancestry because of their family tree feature then upload to My Heritage, GEDmatch and GEDmatch Genesis for free ethnicity and family matching. My Heritage also gives surnames when matches list them as well as family trees and chromosome browser and FTDNA for free family matching. For $19 you can unlock other features. There are other free databases in my thread but they're not as large as the one listed. I do not suggest 23 and me unless money is not an issue because they're on a new chip that can't be uploaded anywhere but Genesis. Ancestry should be having a sale for fathers day. Mothers day was $59

Also, is your dad still alive? He should be able to get a copy of her birth certificate. You may even be able to depending on what the local rules are. It's not looking good for you to be able to request a copy; I decided to google for their page. You'd need permission from your father.

Requesting Birth Certificates - Maryland Department of Health


I looked at the adoption reunion registry using Shoemaker, female and Maryland, there were 2 results, one in 1946 but the birth father was John Edward Coffin, the 2nd one was from 1990. If you search female, Shoemaker there are 35 matches listed.
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