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|Bardi Rosman Koodrin||searching my Desmond roots|
Hi Des, I am searching for info on my maternal grandmother Katharine L. Desmond Bourne Jenkins, born on JAN 11-1895. She said she was born in San Francisco but we're not sure anymore because we've found info on her adoption, which we were not aware of. The SF earthquake and fire destroyed many records.
We thought that Mary A. Desmond Bourne was her mother but it appears she was her aunt (?). I found the 1910 SF census that lists a 15 year old Katharine as "an adopted child" of Daniel P. Desmond and his wife Sarah (Harrison). They had three bachelor sons and we believe that one of them, probably John Francis Desmond, was actually Katharine's father. We have no info on Katharine's mother.
I recently did the Ancestry.com DNA test and unfortunately, there were no big hits. I did find a 4th cousin but she was adopted and doesn't know much about her biological mother, who left Ireland for the US in the late 1960s. Any info you could provide would be most appreciated!