This is a tough question for me because my family history is not something that was kept up for genealogy purposes. I do know that my grandma on my mom’s side is German, Swedish, and whatever else. And my grandfather on my mom’s side is Black Foot Indian and whatever his father was. See, my grandfather on my moms side was given up for adoption because his mother (who is full Black Foot) died while giving birth to him. My great-grandfather couldn’t keep him because they had 5 other kids, and he figured having a brand new baby in the mix to raise as a single parent was too much to handle. He was white and that is all I know.
Now on my dad’s side I have the same predicament. My father was adopted by his step-father. Never have I ever once spoke to my paternal grandmother on my father’s side. I have, however, established a relationship with his step-father and new wife, none of which he is actually related to, but still loved as his parents. My paternal grandmother lives somewhere in California or something like that. We were never really close with our father because he lived a rough, hard life of drugs and partying. It would have been nice to know something about him, but that’s the life he chose, and the life that is now affecting me. I do believe that he had some Irish or Scottish in him since I got the cursed red hair and freckles. I know that doesn’t necessarily mean that he WAS Irish or Scottish, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
He’s deceased now, so I guess I will never know. I do have his mothers phone number still programmed into my cell, but how do I go about calling someone I’ve never met, talked to or have had any sort of family relationship with?
I’ll just continue to look at the phone number in hopes that one day I’ll get the courage to press the call button.