|Holding my grandmother's mirror|
|Yvette Porter Moore|
Happily Adopted by Loving Parents
Yes, my mother told me that I was born in Los Angeles. She told me my mother was Mexican and my father was African-American. She also let me know that they were very young and were not able to provide for me. This is all I knew. I didn't know if I had siblings or anything else. I was raised in an African American household, and the fact that I had Mexican Ancestry appealed to me, however, I did not know much but wanted to. It was not until I was eighteen years old that I was able to get non-identifying information on my birth family. I was thrilled when it came packaged in the mail. It revealed what I already knew, except there was more information added. My father was described as having an olive complexion. Both sets of grandparents were still living at the time of my adoption. My mother was anxious to get back home after she gave birth to me. My mother's race was Caucasian and Mexican. Then at the bottom of the paper, standing out-bright as day, My name: Victoria. Wow! A clue! Can you believe that? I was thrilled because I knew with that information, I would be able to discover more.
|My parents Betty & Walter Porter,|
and brother Marshall
I have since found both birth families. I have relationships with some members of each family and I am beginning to feel after twenty-five years of discovery, bonded. I feel like I belong. I am who I am and all I have to do is "Be." Be that Sister, Be that Auntie, Be that Cousin; Nothing more and nothing less.
I currently research all four sides of my family ancestry. I research my adopted and birth families. I have many many cousins and I am thrilled that I have taken the time to search and to make my own family.
|My Birth father Family|
I am so excited to be a part of the World Wide Genealogy Blog. I thank Julie Goucher for including me in this new community of bloggers. I hope you come along with us as we take you through our journey worldwide.
I mainly got interested in genealogy research when my mother Betty Mae Peters encouraged me to look up information for her so she could add to her memoirs of New York. I had decided after she passed away that I would write her life in Sugar Hill, and so that's when I began digging. Some of those stories can be found here: A Taste of Sugar Hill.
I currently am the Vice President of the San Diego African American Genealogy Research Group. I am a part of a few communities online such as The African American Slave Ancestry Research Group, Geneabloggers, and Our Black History. I am also on "The Clock" to earn my way to being a Board Certified Genealogist.
I have many blogs but they are all linked to The Ancestors Have Spoken. I find that it is my calling to tell the stories of my ancestors because they want to be known. The more time goes by, I feel the urgency to research and write more. It is my hope that I spark an interest in others and that I also drop cousin bait all over the world.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me, and my ancestors. I know that they are smiling and rooting us all on!!