More serendipitous genealogy

I’ve blogged before about Curt Brown’s “Minnesota History” tales from the StarTribune Sunday newspaper. Another good one appeared yesterday, titled “Finding birth family ‘brings tears’.”

In 1929 Dale Mayland and his twin sister Alberta were born to parents who both had tuberculosis and were hospitalized at the Glen Lake Sanatorium. Since their parents couldn’t care for them, the twins became wards of the state and were shipped to the state orphanage in Owatonna. Alberta died at the age of 2.

After a long search, the mystery was solved about the names of Mayland’s birth parents, and he connected with surviving family members. Read the interesting story here:

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