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Maria and her brother she never knew she had and vice versa!



Let me describe to you why I call my self a “Family Finder Specialist”.  The following descriptions were quoted from Dictionary.com, for the three words that describe my “expertise”.

Do you know how many hours it takes in one skill to define some as an expert? I didn’t either so I googled it!  According to Eric Barker’s article in Time Magazine, here is one excerpt:

“When I spoke to Anders Ericsson, the professor who did the research behind the “10,000 hour rule” he said mentors were vital. But you knew that already.”

If that’s the case, then I hit 10,000 hours about 15 years ago! However, I had the very best mentor and you can read about her here!


[famuh-lee, fam-lee]

Noun, plural families.

  1. A basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not:
  2. a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for
  3. The children of one person or one couple collectively 
  4. the spouse and children of one person
  5. Any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins
  6. All those persons considered as descendants of a common progenitor
  7. Chiefly British. approved lineage, especially noble, titled, famous, or wealthy ancestry
  8. A group of persons who form a household under one head, includingparents, children, and servants.




  1. A person or thing that finds. 
  2.  Photography  A range finder. Also called viewfinder. A camera part or attachment enabling a photographer to determine what will be included in the picture.
  3. a small, wide-angled telescope attached to a larger onefor locating objects to be studied
  4. A person or firm that acts as agent in initiating a business transaction.




  1. A person who devotes himself or herself to one subject or to one particular branch of a subject or pursuit. 
  2. A medical practitioner who devotes attention to a particular class of diseases, patients, etc.
  3. S. Army. An enlisted person of one of four grades having technicalor administrative duties, the grades corresponding to those of corporal through sergeant first class but not requiring the exercise of command.
  4. Stock Exchange. A member of an exchange who executes orders inhis or her name or for other stockbrokers in a single stock or aparticular group of stocks and thus helps maintain the market inthose securities on that exchange.


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