After 36 years, I found my father


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I wanted to share a deeply personal but incredibly exciting story that has been unraveling for the last month.  I can’t tell you how Habanos I have smoked while these events have played out.  Two or t

I just met my first newfound sibling, Bethany, who is my oldest sister.  I drove a couple hours to a state park that her, her husband, and their four boys were camping in.  I brought my wife and daugh

A little bit of an update to this story ... last weekend I flew from Dallas to Seattle to meet my father in person for the first time.  We’ve spoken two or three times a week since finding him, but se

Congratulations! What a fantastic post, certainly cheered me up after a rubbish day. As others have said, the resemblance is remarkable! 

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That is an awesome story 

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The results(well,I got them 3 weeks ago)are in and what a shock.Despite the fact that my biological father belonged to the "Bad Boy Club,namely the SS)" there is no German in my DNA.According to that I'm to almost 40% Scandinavian,almost 23% Italian(that could explain the rotten temper I used to have),almost 13% Eastern European,almost 13% Irish,Scottish and Welsh and 12 1/2% Baltic.What a combination.No close relative in there but close to 2000 3rd to 5th cousins.Almost 1000 live in the U.S.A and the rest all over the world.Oh well that how it goes, I'm a mutt and I have had no saying over what I want to be

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2 hours ago, Squarehead said:

Despite the fact that my biological father belonged to the "Bad Boy Club,namely the SS)" there is no German in my DNA.According to that I'm to almost 40% Scandinavian,almost 23% Italian(that could explain the rotten temper I used to have),almost 13% Eastern European,almost 13% Irish,Scottish and Welsh and 12 1/2% Baltic.

During WWII, the waffen ss included non-German conscripts and volunteers from mainly occupied countries. Many volunteers joined (in part) to fight against the Russians.

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37 minutes ago, Colt45 said:

During WWII, the waffen ss included non-German conscripts and volunteers from mainly occupied countries. Many volunteers joined (in part) to fight against the Russians.

The Allies declared the Waffen-SS to be a criminal organization, but specifically exempted conscripted soldiers and the Baltic Waffen-SS from this stigma. In fact, a lot of the Latvians were allowed to move to the United States.

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A little bit of an update to this story ... last weekend I flew from Dallas to Seattle to meet my father in person for the first time.  We’ve spoken two or three times a week since finding him, but seeing him in person was a whole new bunch of emotions!  We look and sound exactly alike, and have the same laugh among other mannerisms.  I also met two of my five siblings, both younger sisters.  One of my sisters had a five-year-old daughter who really connected with me immediately as you can tell from the pictures.  It was an incredible weekend ... one of the best in my life.

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