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Genealogy - A line of descent traced continuously from one of your earlier ancestors using documentation and DNA evidence.
One's quest for knowledge about their Family's Ancestry may lead them on an epic adventure with many hidden truths, but one will mature their wisdom because of this desire for knowledge.


Wolverton Genealogical Research (WGR) is dedicated to helping Family Members find their history and unlocking truths that only a deep genealogical search can recover. We'll use all the resources and tools available to unlock your Family Tree and its beloved heritage.

Family Stories

Family lore could be a red herring that leads the researcher down the wrong path, or it may be completely accurate.  However, most researchers hope for a few truthful insights useful in tracking family ancestry.  The only way to find out is to share those stories and let WGR find out the truth behind these great tales from the past.


Do you have a story, picture, or document you would like included in a current project?  It simple, just contact me and I'll be happy to receive your Family Insights, photographs, documents and stories. 

Your Story

Everyone has a story; however, many of us are not completely aware of where that story may have started, or how it got us to where we are today. Would you like to better understand where your family originated, what struggles they may have overcome, and the victories they achieved?  Let WGR help you in that quest.

Current Project - Dorothy Ann Barker

Dorothy Ann Barker

When Dorothy Ann Barker was born on March 22, 1937, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, her father, Richard, was 36, and her mother, Margaret, was 33. She had three sons and three daughters. She died as a young mother on August 7, 1961, in Tracy, California, at the age of 24, and was buried in Hughson, California. She was already separated from her husband at the time of her death. Her husband took the oldest two boys and left the state, stating, "I know these two are mine." The remaining four children were left to fend for themselves. Two of the children, the oldest and the youngest, ended up with Dorothy's family, and the other two were put in the California foster care system, where they were labeled "Unadoptable."

What events led to the tragic death of Dorothy Ann Hughes in the early morning hours of 7 August? Why were her children separated? Did her children find resolve with the answers they received from Dorothy’s family?

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