To J. Christiansen.I am actually looking for both.You see, William is my paternal grandfather, but Maude is my step-grandmother?William's original wife, is my grandmother. We were close.She lived not far from me in the same city. William deserted her around 1917 when my dad and his brother were 3 and 4.William went to the store to get a loaf of bread and never returned!We don't think there was ever a divorce.I was told by someone that was distantly related to her, that Maude lived with William, but they werent' married.Yet, she is buried with him using his last name - Trask. I want to know if they were married and if he was a bigamist or if they just lived together common-law or whatever.It took me four years to track him down from MA where he is from through other states and Canada to MN.I want to know as much as I can about his life in MN and his and Maude's relationship. Records or whatever I can find.Do volunteers charge for their services? I cannot afford to pay anyone. I am a senior citizen on restricted budget.If anyone knew them, that would be great. I am trying to put the pieces of this puzzle together for my family.Thank you very much for your response and info.