Registrant Jo Herman is an adoptee's spouse looking for birth mother. The adoptee was born in Louisiana in 1954 on February 2nd. He was born in New Orleans in Orleans County. His adoptive name became Ira Thomas Herman.

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Louisiana Adoption Record: # 104370

Adoptee's Spouse looking for Birth Mother
Jo Herman

Adoptee's Info
Birth Name: Unknown
Adoptive Name: Ira Thomas Herman
Date of Birth: Feb 2, 1954 (now 67 years old)
Gender: Male
Birth Location: New Orleans city, Orleans county, Louisiana USA

Birthmother's Info
Name: Mary Helen (Mashunkasha)
Born: Oct 14, 1920
Age at Adoptee's Birth: Unknown
Religion: Unknown

Birthfather's Info
Name: Unknown
Born: Unknown
Age at Adoptee's Birth: Unknown
Religion: Unknown

Birth Certificate:
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Additional Info
We have reason to suspect that his mother's name may be somewhat fictional, as we can find no records after Ira's birth in 1954. We have a half brother born in Texas in 1948 (he is now deceased) with the same mother's name and the two men's DNA matches, but with different fathers. A 1949 marriage record in Mississippi has been found for this mother and a divorce a year later in Florida. Mary Helen was said to have been born in Okmulgee Co, Oklahoma to John J. Mashunkasha and Jacquette Mashunkasha Jould, but again, no records can be found. Family historians in the Okmulgee area have no knowledge of Mary Helen.

Registered: April 28, 2021

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