Here is a challenge for genealogists: Can you help this woman identify her parents? Admittedly, it will be quite a challenge.
Julie Himebaugh was approximately 6 months old when she was left on a doorstep in the city of Ludington in western Michigan on May 7, 1946. The blue-eyed girl was in a bundle of clothes, baby formula and had a note pinned to her blanket.
Julie’s parents always told her she’d been adopted. But it wasn’t until 1999, when she petitioned for adoption records, that she learned she’d been abandoned on a doorstep. By then, her adoptive parents were dead.
Himebaugh turned to DNA testing this spring, hoping to find clues in her blood. However, no close matches were found.
You can read the full story in an article by Kristen Jordan Shamus of the Detroit Free Press, published at http://goo.gl/34jwLV.
Was there a birth record anywhere? If so, how can anyone identify the baby as the girl abandoned on a doorstep?