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Smith’s journey leads to long lost relative


Lin Smith of Goldendale recently discovered she has a sibling she never knew. In this conclusion of her story, Smith shares how this extraordinary life event occurred.

My journey does have a happy ending. For the last seven or eight years, I have spent many hours, days, weeks, months and a little money trying to find my birth family. Resources have so much improved through the years and the internet has been like liquid gold when you are looking for answers. There are ancestry sites, genealogy groups and public records at your fingertips. Occasionally you need human assistance and there is an abundance of that also.

I eventually got my adoption records unsealed because of a woman i...

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