I was told my birth father is from the Seattle WA area. He was adopted and is of American Indian descent. I know his name but am not publishing it here as he is less than 100 years old.
In 1967 he was in the Merchant Marine, and a letter I found said something like he couldn't wait to see my mom when his ship comes into Frisco. I think he was a little older than my mom and she was born in 1950. How can I search the merchant marine records; and what other avenues should I explore?