How to add an out of wedlock child to an existing Tree?
The Record of Birth in 1914 for my mother listed her father who had not married her mother. She was given her MOTHER's maiden name. My mother did not know of her biological father all her life until my DNA research revealed his name and his Tree.
How and should she be listed within his Family Tree: ? a relative ? or child ? She was given her mother's maiden name on the Birth record, and the 1920 Census showed her as ADOPTED later when her mother married someone else. And therefore she was given her adoptive name.
As her son I never knew who her blood father was until now! And he was my grandfather who died before I was born. I feel she should be recorded in her father's Tree but what is the process/category?
ALSO: her father later married someone else and had 2 children who may not have known of the earlier birth. But she existed as a "stepdaughter" even though not given his surname.
Thanks so much for guidance!