2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2020 1:52 PM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking to discover my biological father

    Shelagh Cohen Newbie

      My biological father was  a U.S. naval officer, born circa 1909 -1913, and was the son of a U.S. senator.   In 1943, specifically between the months July - September, he was stationed/served on the east coast of the United States and possibly on the east coast of Canada.  I have no names to go by.


      Thank you.

        • Re: Seeking to discover my biological father
          Alice Lane Tracker

          Hi Shelagh,

          Welcome to History Hub,

          That's a hard one.

          If it was me I would take a DNA test on a genealogy site and

          wait and see what pops up.


          Good Luck in your search

          Alice Lane

          Research Volunteer

          • Re: Seeking to discover my biological father
            Cara Jensen Scout

            Dear Ms. Cohen,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            In addition to the information from the previous poster, we suggest that you begin your research by reviewing the FamilySearch Research wiki for United States Adoption Research as well as the unofficial website GI Trace.


            Questions concerning a former member of the U.S. Armed Forces who may be the father of a child born during or around the time of World War II should be sent to the NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. Please mark the envelope and the letter "War Baby."


            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NPRC was closed from March 23 through June 23, 2020. As of June 24, the NPRC entered into Phase One of a gradual reopening process. On October 5, NPRC entered Phase Two. The center is currently only servicing emergency requests associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans, VA Home loan guarantees, and employment opportunities. If this is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. We apologize for any inconvenience.


            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!