I am trying to determine the background of my deceased wife. She was left in Central Park N. Y. on a bench in 1938. She is deceased as of 2001.
We had two daughters, and one daughter has tested most of the FTDNA tests available. Gedmatch turned up 144 matches within 4 generations.
Over the past twenty years starting with our daughter's DNA we found that my wife was brought up by German Immigrant parents who adopted her from the NY Foundling home in 1942. The religion, name and birth date information given to my wife by the foundling home was Lutheran Christian. She was brought in by park police on 8 Oct 1938 and thought to be about 4 months old.
We found thru my daughter's DNA that the family heritage is actually Ashkenazi, Jewish on both sides. We developed a data base of 7000 babies born around the time, we searched visa apps, immigration records, ships manifests, etc.
Where to go from here?