Yeah, I know. I could live to regret those words, but here's the thing -- I'm really good at cracking mysteries.
Many of you know that I've been doing this for some time with the "orphan heirlooms" that I write about. And some of you know that I locate family members for the U.S. Army (thousands and counting). Some of you know about the Annie Moore story. Fewer of you know about my work with BBC locating the families of the sailors who lost their lives on the USS Monitor in the Civil War. Or my work with coroners' offices. Or the random sleuthing I do for folks I meet, such as the 20-something and 70-something women whose birth fathers I helped find over the last couple of weeks. But the end result of all this is that I'm pretty darn good at finding both the living and the dead.
My life has been really crazy this year, so I haven't had as much time to do this kind of thing as I like, but it looks as if the horizon might be clearing slightly, soooo . . .
I'd like to invite you to submit your unsolved mysteries for possible resolution. I can't do 'em all, of course, but it only takes a minute or two to submit and you just might get that stubborn brick wall knocked down! Here's where to submit:
If you're not sure which category to use, just pick the one that seems the closest to you. They all come to me -- just wind up in different folders in my email system.