Dejected by question of family identity
My husband has always been proud of his family history. His family has used the name Robert for many generations believing themselves to be descendants of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. After being married to my husband for a number of years I discovered I too may be related to Robert Burns. While visiting my great-uncle up in Canada he happened to mention Bobbie Burns. We asked if he was referring to Robert Burns. He said he was. Suddenly my children’s family tree seemed to get much straighter (lol).
Then around last Thanksgiving, my father-in-law told my husband that he doesn’t believe that the man he knew as his father was his true father. He believes some of his siblings are true Littles and some are from another marriage. My husband may not be related to Robert Burns after all. Losing his family history broke his heart because his uncle has always shared his love of family history with him. My husband now has a bit of an identity crisis.
I wish I could resolve this family mystery for him, but his uncle who could have possible helped him lay this doubt to rest has passed away. If I knew my husband’s uncles better I would ask them for their insight or possible their DNA.