Teenage Genealogist From South Jersey Is Helping Connect Families


WITH ALBERTO. CHELSEY, THANK YOU. 6:50 NOW, WITH 1,000 CASES UNDER HIS BELT, A TEENAGE GENEALOGIES FROM SOUTH JERSEY IS JUGGLING HIS PASSION FOR UNCOVERING THE PAST WITH HIS FULL COURSE LOAD AT SHAWNEE HIGH SCHOOL IN MEDFORD, NEW JERSEY, “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER TRANG DO INTRODUCES US TO THE TEEN, AND TELLS US ABOUT ONE EVERY HIS MOST MEMORABLE CASES. FROM THAT POINT ON WHIRLWINDS. HAD NO IDEA MEETING ERIC SHUBERT WOULD CHANGE HER LIFE. UNBELIEVABLE WHAT YOU RESEARCH DID. THE THEN 16 YEAR OLD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WAS ABLE TO UNLOCK THE GREAT MYSTERY OF HER PAST, ONE SHE HAD TRIED HER OWN TO PIECE TOGETHER. I’VE ALWAYS KNOWN I’M ADOPTED, AND LAST JANUARY, NEW JERSEY OPENED UP ADOPTION RECORDS. WITH JUST THE BIRTH MOTHER’S NAME, HE MITT I CAN LATE DOLLARS HER FAMILY TREE, REVEALING BRANCHES SHE WAS SLOBBING TO DISCOVER. ERIC FOUND THAT I HAD FOUR SIBLINGS. A STUNNING EVER HAVE LAKES, FOR SOMEONE, WHO WAS RAISED AN ONLY CHILD. THOUGH ONLY HER MOTHER’S NAME APPEARS ON HER BIRTH CERTIFICATE. SHE AND HER SIBLINGS ARE CERTAIN THEY SHARED THE SAME BIRTH FATHER. HER MOTHER’S HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART. THEY WENT ON AND MARRIED, FIVE MONTHS AFTER MY BIRTH, AND HAD FOUR KIDS, AND FROM ALL APPEARANCES THEY HAD A GREAT, GREAT LIFE. MY PARENTS CALL ME THE MAD SINUS IT, GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF MIDGE’SING. THAT DING IN HIS BEDROOM WHERE HE MADE THIS INCREDIBLE DISCOVERY AND HUNDREDS OF OTHERS IN THE TWO YEARS HE’S RUN HIS OWN BUSINESS, US GENE HE OWE OLD GENTLEMEN. STARTING WITH THE INTERNET HE HUNT DOWN DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS AND PUTS THEM TOGETHER LIKE PIECES OF A PUZZLE. THIS IS A WORLD WAR II DRAFT CARD. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT CASES HE’S CRACKED ALSO HAPPENS TO BE HIS OWN. ON THE CASE OF MY GRANDMOTHER, THIS IS HER FATHER. AFTER TWO YEARS OF SEARCHING, HE PINPOINTED THE IDENTITY OF HIS PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER’S BIRTH FATHER. ERIC’S FINDING WAS CONFIRMED BY A DNA TEST WHICH OPENED UP THE SHUBERT’S TO DOZENS OF NEW FAMILY MEMBERS. JUST REALLY OPENED UP SUCH A WHOLE NEW SIDE TO MY TREE. IT HAS BEEN REALLY REWARDING. FOR ERIC, THE PAYMENT FOR ALL OF HIS HARD WORK COMES FROM MONTHS LIKE THIS ONE. IT IS WORKING. HE WAS THERE WHEN THE SHE FACE TIME HER SISTER CINDY FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. OH, MY GOD. I’M GOING TO CRY. I KNOW. HI, OH, SO HOW ARE YOU? I’M GOOD. HOW ARE YOU? YOU ARE THE SPITTING IMAGE OF YOUR MOTHER. CINDY ANGLE, WHOSE RESEMBLANCE, IS UNDENIABLY. WAS THRILLED TO LEARN SHE HAD ANOTHER SISTER. I FEEL LIKE I’M IN A HALL WASHING MOVE. I I’M JUST HAPPY MORE THAN ANYTHING, BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF YEARS LEFT. THE TWO TALK OFTEN AS IS IF THEY’VE KNOWN EACH OTHER THEIR ENTIRE LIVES. LET ME SEE YOUR FACE ONE MORE TIME. WAIT, I’M TURNING. THERE WE GO. KISSES. OH, I WILL ‘ GAVE YOU A CALL. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE TOO. FOR THAT PRICELESS GIFT OF SISTERHOOD, THEY HAVE TEENAGE GENEALOGIES TO THANK I I GET OVERWELMED WHAT HE’S DONE FOR ME, REALLY SPECIAL, MORE THAN

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