June 8, 2019

I call this the Boomerang Effect. Imagine, finding out your best friend that you grew up with was actually related to you! Well that happen to me and we were both shocked!

Recently, I had received a large collection of obituaries from Alice Wooldridge from the GFO Genea...

May 1, 2019

             I treated myself during Christmas of 2017 to the Spit'N Paper ancestry DNA testing kit. I was already a member of Ancestry.com and had fashioned a small "Tree" on my Mother's Norwegian side with what I knew verbally only back to my namesake grandmother. B...

April 19, 2019

Donna Wooden had always been told she was adopted by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wooden.
When Mrs. Wooden was getting older, she was hospitalized for an illness.  Donna was in her 50s when this happened. 
Donna had to find some records for the hospital, so she l...

March 26, 2019

It has taken 30 years to put this together, and now with the advent of DNA matching I am happy to say I will be able to add more information. 

I am a White on my birthmother’s side.  The Whites have lived in Colyton, Devon, England since the 1600s.  My mother was born i...

March 24, 2019

We like to share stories of reunion from other people as well as my own. 

This is Rudolph's Story:

Until I was approximately eight years of age, the man was dead and un-named. Then my mother told me “Oh honey, your dad is probably alive somewhere. His name is Bill McCaul...

February 28, 2019

I found my parents, now what? At the beginning of a parent search, the goal stares

directly at you...who is mom, or dad, or both? For those who have known the answer to

this, comprehension of not knowing is almost non existent. And for those that don’t,

increasing numbers...

September 15, 2018

Change. Another chapter for “Paper and Spit”. A country, city and cousin...three years

to fruition. An area in limbo after confirming Stuart as my father - meeting my first

cousin, Keith, face to face.

British Columbia is a Canadian province with vast visual resources. I...

February 22, 2018

You have just discovered a close match; a match that may have information key to breaking down a ‘Brick Wall’ in your family tree. You need to make initial contact. What to say.....................

What you say very likely will determine the response given.

Let’s look at...

November 12, 2017

For those of you that have read “Paper and Spit”, my posts will continue to expand and enlarge the journey begun in 1995.  Family history is a never-ending saga.  I will be adding to what has already been recorded and commenting on aspects of DNA testing as I encounter...

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July 23, 2018 Update

Don has currently personally helped at least 12 people to find their birth family members.  Many more seeds have been planted through the contents of "Paper and Spit".  See the Events page to see when Don will be in your area.

You can also request Don to present his fascinating story in your area and to explain the advantages of using DNA testing. 

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