JoAnn is searching for James Gaylord York.

When I was 13 years old I found out that my biological father was a man named James Gaylord York. The man I thought was my father was an abusive alcoholic that beat my mother. When I found out that he wasn’t my real father all I said was, “Thank God!”

Mom had saved a couple of pictures of my father. The above picture was when he was around 22-23 years old, she thinks, but he could have been closer to 27/28 when it was taken. The picture of me was taken when I was 20-21 years old. I think that I look a great deal like him.

I wonder what he was like. I wonder were he is now. I know that he has a son 2-3 years older than I am. I wish I could meet my brother and any other half siblings that I may have.

I’ve created this website in hopes that someone who knew or knows my biological father will see it and help bring us together.

Please check out What I Know and email me at if anything sounds familiar.

Thanks for taking time out of your day to help, I truly appreciate it.